Blank named Chair of Big Ten leadership group

The Big Ten Conference office announced that the Council of Presidents/Chancellors voted to approve the selection of University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank as Chair for a two-year term. Blank is a member of the La Follette School’s faculty.

Edwards finds that repairs to natural gas distribution system don’t always work

For the network of pipelines that bring natural gas to homes throughout the U.S., leaks are an ongoing challenge. Repairing those leaks can lead to safety and climate benefits by reducing the amount of methane (a potent greenhouse gas) released into the atmosphere. But a new study led by La Follette School Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards found these repairs are not always successful, leaving some of the potential benefits of leak repair on the table.

Copelovitch, Teodoro, Wang, Wolfe receive Kohl Research Awards

The 2021 recipients of the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition are La Follette School faculty members Yang Wang, Barbara Wolfe, Manuel P. Teodoro, and Mark Copelovitch. The Kohl Competition supports nonpartisan research that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.