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Oct 2, 2023

Expanding Digital Access in Western NC

In episode 18 of The Connector Podcast, IEI Digital Inclusion Initiative Leader Samantha Graham is joined by High Country Council of Governments GIS Analyst and Planner Tatiana Magee, and Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library Regional Director Amber Briggs to discuss how they got involved in digital inclusion planning, the biggest successes and challenges they’re seeing in the communities they serve, and how implementation funding will directly impact residents of western North Carolina. 

Sep 26, 2023

The Role of Libraries in Digital Inclusion

In episode 17 of The Connector Podcast, Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Digital Inclusion Initiative Leader Samantha Graham and BAND-NC Project Specialist Jess Epsten are joined by State Library of North Carolina Digital Literacy Skills Coordinator Lori Special to talk about the critical role libraries play in expanding digital literacy and access across North Carolina communities. 

Sep 21, 2023

Meet Pallavi, IEI’s New Hunt Intern

Get to know IEI's new Hunt Intern, Pallavi! The Hunt Internship is a program for NC State undergraduates interested in a career in public policy and public service. 

Sep 18, 2023

National Support for Bridging North Carolina’s Digital Divide

In episode 16 of The Connector, guest host and IEI Digital Inclusion Initiative Leader Samantha Graham is joined by National Digital Inclusion Alliance Policy Director Amy Huffman for the first installment in our newest series exploring the challenges and opportunities of bridging North Carolina’s digital divide. 

Sep 14, 2023

Tim Young Joins IEI as Director of Development

IEI welcomes Tim Young as its new Director of Development! 

Sep 11, 2023

IEI Welcomes Jess Epsten to BAND-NC Team

Get to know IEI's new BAND-NC Project Specialist Jess Epsten in this brief Q&A! 

Aug 29, 2023

Meet Adam, IEI’s New Communications Intern

Get to know IEI's new undergraduate student Communications Intern, Adam Sichel! 

Aug 15, 2023

IEI Welcomes Juan Isler to Business Operations Team

Get to know IEI's new Finance and Operations Specialist Juan Isler in this brief Q&A! 

Save the date 2024 emerging issues forum, feb. 13, 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Save the Date: 2024 Emerging Issues Forum

Join the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University for the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum, titled Weathering Financial Storms: A Resilient Future for North Carolina Families.  

Aug 1, 2023

Checking in with Isothermal Community College

In episode 14 of The Connector, host James Herrick is joined by Institute for Emerging Issues Assistant Director Pat Cronin and Isothermal Community College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Greg Thomas for the second installment of our “Checking In” series with members of IEI’s Educational Attainment Community Cohort.