Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Communication

The City of Madison should allow people to bring concealed weapons into municipal buildings, La Follette School student Jason Myatt told the Common Council on October 18 shortly before it approved a weapons ban.

Education policies too often get in the way of student learning, La Follette School student Ciara Mentzer discovered when she was a fourth-grade bilingual teacher in the South Bronx in New York City.

La Follette School economist Robert Haveman delivered the keynote address on October 21 at the Theory, Science, and Statistics in the Use of Benefit-Cost Analysis conference in Washington, D.C.
A video and slides of public affairs professor Barbara Wolfe giving the Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture is available on the Institute for Research on Poverty's web site. She presented "Poverty and Poor Health: Can Health Care Reform Break the Link?" on June 21, 2011.
How an agency's culture affects the actions the agency takes is illuminated in new research from public affairs scholar Donald Moynihan on the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
Friday, October 7, 2011

Reporter to share tips for policymakers

State Journal state capital reporter Mary Spicuzza will share tips for how policymakers should deal with the media at noon on Tuesday, October 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

Debby Anderson Meyer does not like inefficiencies — particularly ones that keep her from building relationships with people.

La Follette School faculty have been sharing their insights in the media.
Washington Post features writer Manuel Roig-Franzia will be on campus October 3-7 as the fall public affairs writer in residence. He will eat dinner with a small group of La Follette School students.
Public affairs professor Karen Holden advised Sesame Street on its new Sesame Street financial education initiative "For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving."
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