Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 14 January 2013 11:27

3 Policy and a Pint speakers set

The La Follette School's Policy and a Pint after-work speaker and networking series has another great lineup of speakers planned for spring semester, with the opening session on Wednesday, January 23.

The results surprised a few people: Milwaukee Public Schools' per-pupil expenditures are in keeping with the Wisconsin average and with comparable districts across the United States. The findings were published in a report co-authored by 2007 La Follette School alum Vanessa Allen, a researcher with the Public Policy Forum in Milwaukee.

Alumni and friends are sharing their insights with students on the tools and skills needed to administer people and other resources. Faculty teaching public management this spring organized two classroom panel discussions, one featuring recent grads, the other senior managers.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 08:01

Feggestad helps city deliver services

While working as finance director for Blackhawk Technical College, Natalie Feggestad realized what she enjoyed most about her job was helping staff in other units navigate finance and budget processes, so she added a  Master of Public Affairs degree to her certification as a public accountant.
Thursday, 19 January 2012 06:37

Former county executive to speak Tuesday

Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk will discuss her 30-year career in government at the La Follette School's first seminar for the spring on Tuesday, January 24, from noon to 1 p.m., in 114 Ingraham Hall.

The house that the La Follette School calls home was overflowing. Well-dressed students waited patiently in the hallways while 11 alumni and friends of the school settled in to conduct a series of mock interviews with the 43 students.

When La Follette School alum Craig Knutson took a position as assistant to the county administrator in 1979, he had no idea that 35 years later he'd be looking back on a lifelong career serving residents of Rock County in southern Wisconsin.

The critical thinking skills George Rindelaub learned at what is now the La Follette School helped his Minnesota county reduce its jail population. The 1981 alum's ability to approach problems creatively won him recognition from the Minnesota Association of County Administrator.

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.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 00:00

News from alumni and friends

Alumni and friends of the school share their news.

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