Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Policies that have best helped central cities maintain public services in the wake of the housing market collapse and the Great Recession will become clearer thanks to a $450,000 two-year grant won by La Follette School economist Andrew Reschovsky.
Friday, 05 April 2013 02:10

'02 alum wins re-election as mayor

2002 alum Shawn Pfaff won re-election as mayor of Fitchburg, a city just south of Madison, with 71 percent of the vote on April 2.

Holly Bedwell is delighted to be confronted with child abuse, homelessness, and school suspensions and attendance problems — and to be back in Brooklyn after four years in Wisconsin.

Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) co-authored his first major publication as director of research at Smart Growth American/George Washington University. The report, Foot Traffic Ahead 2016, ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial development in Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs).

Bradley Hardy of American University will discuss the Kerner Commission Report, formally the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, Monday, March 11 at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. President Lyndon Johnson created the commission in 1967 after four summers of racial unrest and violence in several major cities. The basic conclusion of the report, published in 1968, was, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”

Building relationships between the city of Milwaukee and other levels of government will be the topic of the La Follette School's October 17 after-work speaker and networking series at Brocach, 7 West Main Street in Madison, from 5 to 7 p.m.

For Kate Maehr, the summer between her first and second years at the La Follette Institute was a study in contrasts.

1997 alum Matthew Weber has won the 2014 Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award from the Urban Affairs Association.

Katie Sanders (MIPA ’05), executive director of the Milwaukee nonprofit organization Safe & Sound, received a Driven to Achieve Award from the Donald Driver Foundation on March 24.

Thursday, 07 April 2011 12:41

Alumni, adjunct win election bids

Two alumni and an adjunct professor won their election bids in April's election.
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