Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni

A new analysis concludes that two Wisconsin property tax credits are not only expensive — nearly $900 million per year out of a $13 billion general fund budget — but they are a highly inefficient means of delivering property tax relief to the Wisconsin homeowners and renters for whom the property tax creates the greatest economic hardships.

The house that the La Follette School calls home was overflowing. Well-dressed students waited patiently in the hallways while 11 alumni and friends of the school settled in to conduct a series of mock interviews with the 43 students.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

News from alumni and friends

Alumni and friends of the school share their news.

A Milwaukee Common Council committee grilled three 2009 La Follette School graduates on a public affairs workshop report at a public hearing

A prize-winning author known for his global research on modern-day slavery will deliver a lecture Friday, April 30, as part of a daylong La Follette School symposium on human trafficking.

Two alumni who are experts in human trafficking presented at a La Follette School symposium on modern-day slavery.

Alumni and friends are sharing their insights with students on the tools and skills needed to administer people and other resources. Faculty teaching public management this spring organized two classroom panel discussions, one featuring recent grads, the other senior managers.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Holden gets into retirement rhythm

For Karen Holden, the question is often one of finding opportunity, whether to help a student broaden her professional experience, for an academic staff member of the university to serve as a principle investigator on a research project, or for a husband's pension plan to ensure the widow is taken care of.
Two La Follette School professors and a 2007 alum have received a $194,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine the effects of Section 8 housing subsidy receipt on the economic self-sufficiency of low-income families and the educational opportunities of their children.

What started as a trip to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary by visiting an old friend in Tanzania has developed into a new partnership for two alumni.

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