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Coates Fall 2008/Winter 2009

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O n June 30, 2008, the campaign to name the Local Govern- ment Wing at the School of Government officially ended with more than $808,000 donated or pledged by 72 counties, 308 municipalities, the North Carolina Association of County Commission- ers (NCACC), the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM), and a number of individuals. e campaign was launched by the NCACC and NCLM during the School's extensive building renovation and expansion that ended in 2004. e Local Government Wing is a permanent testament to the historic and sig- nificant relationship between the School and local governments in North Carolina. e wing contains the two largest classrooms in the building, as well as a sunny, two-story enclosed atrium used as a gathering place for class and meeting breaks. anks to support from local governments, individuals, the North Carolina General As- sembly, and many others, the Knapp-Sanders Building was expanded during construction from 65,000 square feet to 126,000. A variety of classroom sizes and configurations, and im- proved audiovisual technology, now allow in- structors much greater flexibility to meet the learning needs of all course participants. Visi- tors especially appreciate the School bookstore and the 180-space parking deck conveniently located beside the building. e faculty and staff of the School of Gov- ernment offer their deepest thanks to North Carolina local governments, the NCLM, and the NCACC for helping commemorate a uniquely beneficial relationship of nearly 80 years with this naming. A special plaque will be installed at the entrance to the wing acknowledging the School's gratitude and celebrating the extraordinary generosity of all those who contributed to the success of the campaign. C oates C onnection Vo l . 7 No. 2 Fa l l 2 0 0 8 / W i n te r 2 0 0 9 Highlights in this issue 2 Message from the Dean 3 Regional Council Update and Luncheon 4 New Faculty and Staff 8 Professorship Appointments 9 School of Government News & Notes 11 Partnerships to Support Leadership 12 North Carolina Youths Benefit from Foundation Support 13 Law Clerks Play a Role in Serving the School's Clients CAMpAiGN tO NAMe LOCAL GOVerNMeNt WiNG SuCCeSSFuLLy COMpLeted S c h o o l o f G o v e r n m e n t , U N C - C h a p e l H i l l Atrium in the School of Government Founded by Albert Coates in 1931 as the Institute of Government, the School of Government provides educational, advisory, and research services for state and local governments. To learn more about the School, visit www.sog.unc.edu or call 919.966.5381.

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