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.

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Beyond the Headlines: Panel Discussion on Confederate Monuments

Post Date:08/28/2017 11:56 AM


Chapel Hill Public Library and Carolina Public Humanities are partnering to present, “Beyond the Headlines: Confederate Monuments, Historical Memory & Free Speech.” The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Meeting Room B at Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, and will feature a panel discussion with UNC faculty and community members. Following the panel presentations, the audience will be invited to ask questions and discuss these issues with our panelists.


  • Chris Blue, Town of Chapel Hill Police Chief and Executive Director for Community Safety
  • Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Jamie Fiocco, Manager and Owner, Flyleaf Books
  • William Sturkey, Assistant Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Harry Watson, Atlanta Alumni Distinguished Professor of Southern Culture, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., Contributing Columnist, Raleigh News and Observer


  • Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill

Download a flyer to share with anyone who might be interested. For more information, visit http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/eventscalendar/panel-discussion/

Parking at the library is limited. Please consider carpooling or using Chapel Hill Transit.


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