Posts By Logan Harper

U.S. Health Care vs. The World [Infographic]

To help clarify the differences between world health care systems, the online Masters in Public Health program at GW created an infographic to show how health care in the U.S. stacks up when compared to 16 other countries around the world. The data in the graphic is provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s WorldRead… Read more »

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation Month! To celebrate, [email protected] created a series of graphics highlighting interesting facts about the many benefits of parks. Click here to view the full series: Why Are Parks Important? Parks, whether they are city, state, or national parks, play a major role in the health of a community. NotRead… Read more »

A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government, E-Government, and Government 2.0

Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it’s carrying on its business. They don’t want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing claims through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). They want government information, services, and communication to be forthcoming andRead… Read more »

Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

This article was originally published on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s online public administration program blog, Inside the [email protected] — During the week of May 5, the Partnership for Public Service hosts Public Service Recognition Week. The event celebrates the work of our nation’s public servants and also educates the public onRead… Read more »

Celebrating National Park Week – Our National Parks: The Pride of America [infographic]

It’s National Park Week! Go out and celebrate “America’s best idea” with free admission to all National Parks from April 20-28th. Learn more about the history and scope of our National Parks from this infographic from UNC-Chapel Hill’s public administration program and OnlineMPADegrees.com: OnlineMPADegrees.com & [email protected]

Can Green Tape Make An Effective Bureaucracy?

This article was originally published on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s online MPA program blog, Inside the [email protected] — When people think of bureaucracy, thoughts of rules, regulations, “red tape,” or slow-moving actions may come to mind. But there can be benefits to bureaucratic approaches to management, and these benefits can resultRead… Read more »

What Will Be the Obama Administration’s Legacy on Education Policy?

This article was written by Logan Harper, community manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s online MPA program, [email protected] – a top degree for public service leaders. Follow [email protected] on Twitter at @MPAatUNC. — Education has become a hot topic again as the U.S. trails away from a recessionRead… Read more »

Managing Your Supervisor

This article was written by Logan Harper, community manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s online MPA programs. For more information on public administration degrees follow [email protected] on Twitter at @MPAatUNC. — It wouldn’t be called work if it were easy. No matter the work environment, occasional conflict isRead… Read more »

5 Tips for Managing Millennials

This article was written by Logan Harper, community manager for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s Masters of Public Administration program – a top online MPA. — Millennials are taking the workforce by storm. Generation Y, or millennials, as they are commonly called, are those born between 1976 and 2001.Read… Read more »

Balancing School and a Part-time Job or Internship

Whether it’s to make money to help pay for school or simply to become financially independent, many students take on a part-time job during their undergraduate years. A part-time job can be a blessing, helping put some of your financial woes at ease by guaranteeing regular income. But combined with your academic commitments, a part-timeRead… Read more »