Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Reflections on state of the school

Our reception for alumni and friends in February drew 100 guests despite a severe winter storm blowing through Madison. We were pleased so many of you could attend. I thought I would use this space to share with all our alumni and friends a few thoughts from my welcoming remarks.
Five students are heading to Ohio State University to compete in the regional of a national public affairs competition March 1-2 — after they present their strategies for combating childhood obesity on Thursday, February 28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dickinson plans to advocate for poverty policies

Student Michele Dickinson's desire to lead a nonprofit organization and advocate for state policies to address poverty arises from her experience as a single, teen mother in concert with her undergraduate majors and volunteer activities.

A recommendation from a La Follette School professor led to a possible career path for Erik Bakken.

Dennis Dresang made transformational contributions to the La Follette School, through his leadership, and to public administration, through his scholarship. Fund-raising goes well for the scholarship established four years ago to honor him.
Monday, October 8, 2012

Student wins energy fellowship

Second-year student Sam Shannon has received the Bunn Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies for the 2012-13 academic year.
Contributions from alumni and friends of the La Follette School are helping two students focus their public affairs careers on energy analysis and health-care management.

By the time Shaun Hernandez was wrapping up his bachelor's degree, he was pretty sure he wouldn't go on to medical school.

After five years as a financial analyst, Ed Cubero is turning his attention to studying energy policy and analysis and public affairs at the La Follette School.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Alumni, friends build social capital

The relationships among alumni, friends, faculty and staff benefit everyone, the La Follette School's director notes in his La Follette Notes column.
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