On the Wednesday of finals week, La Follette School students Bo McCready, Ian Ritz, Rocio Sanchez-Moyano, Mike Schultz and Sarah Wainscott found themselves in the middle of a construction zone on Milwaukee's Cesar E. Chavez Drive. There, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett recognized their La Follette School workshop report and its contributions to a new city program to help businesses affected by road construction.
A school voucher program in Milwaukee increased the chances of students graduating from high school and going on to college, according to La Follette School professor John Witte.
John Norquist's work promoting new urbanism as an alternative to sprawl and antidote to sprawl's social and environmental problems draws on his experience as big-city mayor and prominent participant in national discussions on urban design and school reform — as well as his degree from the La Follette School.
With the La Follette School’s emphasis on clear communication, Katie O’Sullivan has parlayed her interest in data analysis into a career that spans the public and private sectors. As PricewaterhouseCoopers’(PwC) Midwest Region Practice Director, the 2000 alum develops and drives project initiatives that affect six Midwest markets and the region as a whole.