Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

Read more.

Town In News 8/24/17

Post Date:08/24/2017 4:30 PM

Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

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Launch Chapel Hill Levels Up With Exits, Expansions & New Space (ExitEvent.com)

Six are women, one a high school senior and three are professors at UNC-Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.exitevent.com/2017/08/inside-launch-chapel-hills-new-office/


Ephesus-Fordham District Renamed (Chapelboro.com)

Chapel Hill’s Ephesus-Fordham District is being renamed the Blue Hill District. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/development/ephesus-fordham-district-renamed


Chapel Hill Mayor to UNC: Move Silent Sam (Chapelboro.com)

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger is formally asking UNC Chancellor Carol Folt to begin the process of appealing to remove Silent Sam from the UNC campus. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/unc/chapel-hill-mayor-unc-move-silent-sam


UNC study shows that 41 percent of N.C. towns have declining populations (The Chronicle)

The demise of “Small Town USA” may be imminent, suggests a recent North Carolina demographics survey. Read more: http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2017/08/unc-study-shows-that-41-percent-of-n-c-towns-have-declining-populations


Chapel Hill mayor asks UNC to remove Silent Sam (The Daily Tar Heel)

Chapel Hill mayor Pam Hemminger sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt asking UNC to take down Silent Sam — a monument to Confederate soldiers on UNC's campus. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/08/hemminger-announcement-0818


Group warns of early drinking (ABC 11)

Heading back to school for a new year means new books, new clothes and new lessons for your children. One of the lessons the Campus and Community Coalition wants to help them learn is the danger of starting to drink too early in life. Read more: http://abc11.com/education/group-warns-of-early-drinking/2319486/


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