The La Follette School experienced a rebirth of sorts Wednesday. A graft from the long-standing, much-beloved President’s Oak was planted near Washburn Observatory during a ceremony celebrating both the future and the past.
Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate magazine, often looks to the past to explain the present.
The past holds the secrets of good leadership. Alum Jeff Appelquist believes this tenet so fervently he has built a business on it: Blue Knight History Seminars, LLC, a company that offers leadership and team development training centered on visits to great American battlefields.
Destinations and results are often unexpected, alum Leslie Albrecht Huber finds as she applies aspects of her La Follette training to her career as a freelance writer.
Twenty-five years ago they were juggling child care, jobs and commutes into Madison to attend their public affairs classes. Now, still drawn together by a love of political talk, the La Follette Lunch Bunch members pass around photos of grandchildren while they debate local and national politics and public policy.