Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
La Follette School students, faculty and staff participated in a community fund-raising drive through the first La Follette Penny Wars, which raised $105.69 to make blankets for children and teenagers in the hospital.
Friday, 29 July 2011 12:22

New kids on the hill

Thirty-two goats greeted La Follette School staff, faculty and visitors July 27-29.

Jan O'Neill has returned to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus 25 years after she graduated from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs. The longtime quality improvement consultant and 1986 alum joined the Population Health Institute in August as a community engagement specialist.

Academic debate in the classroom wasn't quite enough, Lara Rosen found, a discovery that eventually led her to enroll at the La Follette School of Public Affairs to study social and urban policy at the state and local levels.

Saturday, 28 May 2011 03:54

School marks graduation at Capitol

Thirty-nine students celebrated their graduation from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Because Maria Serakos wants her research to make a difference in public policy, she is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School before she goes on to a Ph.D. program.

The decline of wage-labor opportunities, marriage and family stability – especially for unskilled younger adults – puts many Wisconsin families at a cumulative disadvantage, La Follette School Professor Tim Smeeding told members of the Wisconsin Future of the Family Commission.

Michael Solorza is good in a crisis — a fiscal crisis, that is. As the new administrative services director for the city of Westminster, California, the 1996 alum is figuring out the best way to manage a $3 million gap in the city's $42 million general fund budget.
Monday, 06 August 2012 00:00

Sparkman heads rotary chapter

2000 alum Wesley Sparkman is the new president of the chapter of Rotary International. With 500 members, the group is the eighth-largest Rotary chapter in the world. The Dane County contract compliance officer shares his thoughts in the Capital Times. Read the article …

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