Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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

 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.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:25

National media cite La Follette faculty

Two La Follette School economists have had their research cited in the national news recently.
As Detroit faces bankruptcy and other U.S. cities address an ongoing crisis in municipal finance, a new interactive database allows for the first time meaningful comparisons of city finances — from spending on schools, police, and public works to revenues from the property tax and other sources.
Nominations are being accepted for the Lloyd D. Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation until March 15.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 00:00

Norquist promotes new urbanism

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.

Friday, 03 September 2010 13:44

Norquist to give Offner lecture Sept. 23

Former Milwaukee mayor and a 1988 La Follette School alum John Norquist will give the Paul Offner memorial lecture today, September 23, at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center.
1988 alum and former Milwaukee mayor John Norquist is stepping down as executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Read more …

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.

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