The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday December 7th


Beau Mills is the new director of UNC’s Office of Federal Affairs.

Beau Mills chosen to lobby for UNC as director of Office of Federal Affairs

Universities such as UNC have placed an added emphasis on lobbying in Capitol Hill to support funding sources like the National Institutes of Health or to lobby in areas such as immigration law.Beau MillsHe worked for 11 years with the Environmental Protection Agency, for which he had to develop compromises between regulators, scientists and businesses. He also served as a special environmental adviser to former Vice President Al Gore and worked for former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt.He had to work with groups such as UNC’s Student Congress to pass a resolution and make a presentation to the Board of Trustees to persuade them to divest.777.8 million MillsE-mail:beau.mills@unc.eduPhone: (919) 843-0051 Director, Office of Federal Affairs Department: VC for Research (3905)

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Student activism is a staple of UNC culture

Some of those movements have resulted in major political and cultural changes such as the overturning of the state’s Speaker Ban Law in the 1960s and the University’s decision to divest from companies that did not support the Sullivan Principals, a set of practices that would treat South African workers fairly during apartheid.

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