The 2020–2021 academic year gave the La Follette School many opportunities to celebrate, despite the many unprecedented challenges. The School welcomed 11 faculty members, honored 50 amazing master’s degree graduates, and grew its undergraduate course enrollment to more than 400 students.
Weimer honored for distinguished contributions
La Follette School Professor David Weimer has been selected to receive the inaugural Policy Field Distinguished Contribution Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).
Weimer contributes to National Academies report on radioactive materials
La Follette School Professor David Weimer contributed to a new report on the uses of radioactive materials such as cobalt-60 and cesium-137 in the United States and around the world.
Barnes focuses on sexual violence research
Mariel Barnes joins the La Follette School as an assistant professor of public affairs this fall. Her primary research agenda examines everyday forms of violence against women, gender, and the politics of the welfare state with a specific focus on highly industrialized countries.
Students collaborate with Sixteenth Street health centers, other clients
Client-based projects provide tremendous opportunities for La Follette School graduate students and local, state, national, and international partners. This year, several projects for the Workshop course focused on issues related to equity and serving under-resourced communities.
Public Policy Certificate enrollment to surpass 200 undergraduate students
For the 2021–22 academic year, the La Follette School’s Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy program will increase its enrollment to more than 200 students.
La Follette School awards 64 undergraduate certificates
Sixty-four students who received undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in May also earned a Certificate in Public Policy from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
7 certificate students earn bachelor’s degrees
Seven UW–Madison undergraduate students received certificates in public policy from the La Follette School along with their bachelor’s degrees in December 2020.