Presidential Management Fellowship finalist Patrick (Paco) Fuchs came to the La Follette School for two reasons. One is academic. He took undergraduate courses from two La Follette School professors in the fall of 2008, an inspiring time to debate public policy. The other is the sense of public service his parents instilled in him.
Reflecting on her own journey, Katherine Gehl challenged the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2017 to take on challenges big enough that the possibility of failure is real and present.
The La Follette School of Public Affairs honored the four recipients of the 2015 Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation during its annual reception for alumni and friends Feb. 4 at the Madison Club.
La Follette School Professor Mark Copelovitch recently received a Daniel Louis and Genevieve Rustvold Goldy Faculty Fellow award to support his research activities.
Farha Tahir has no doubt her classmates will take extraordinary measures to put their passion for public service to work. "When we walk across this stage, it signifies a change, a transfer of power," she told her classmates gathered in the Assembly Chamber of the Wisconsin Capitol for the La Follette School's May 15 graduation celebration.
Assistant Professor Emilia Tjernström received a grant to measure the effects of introducing performance-pay contracts for citizen journalists in an online English-language news company in Kenya. The study will improve understanding of whether performance contracts increase profits and how they affect journalists’ output quality.