Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

As the La Follette School’s Class of 2020 graduation speaker, Shireen Ohadi-Hamadani reflected on her grandmother’s life and envisioned a more just and equitable society. Ohadi-Hamadani said via video that she decided to attend the La Follette School to protect people like her grandmother.

More than 40 prospective students received a warm welcome from numerous La Follette School faculty members, staff, current students, and alumni March 19 during the school’s annual Visit Day.

More than 150 people celebrated the start of another academic year at the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest picnic September 3. Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee welcomed everyone, including 52 incoming graduate students.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:41

Alumni repeat as masters of trivia

An alumni team once again prevailed in the La Follette School Student Association (LSSA) Trivia Fundraiser. The Muscle that Prevents the Hustle – with several Legislative Audit Bureau employees – took first place, while five members of La Follette’s Class of 2017 finished second.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 07:10

Alumni take top prize at LSSA Trivia Night

After a hard-fought battle – including a tie-breaker question – the Elder Belles won the La Follette School Student Association’s (LSSA) first Trivia Night, which raised more than $700 for their graduation celebration and other projects.

Director Don Moynihan announced May 10 the appointment of Steve Kulig (MPA ’14) as the La Follette School’s associate director. Kulig, the school’s department administrator and career services coordinator since April 2016, replaces Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12), who joined UW–Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty earlier this year.

Friday, 11 November 2016 13:07

Anna Brunner, MPA

The interviewers at the Government Accountability Office were extremely impressed by the coursework that is offered at the La Follette School. Specifically, Professor Moynihan’s public management course, as well as Professor Wallace’s statistical analysis course.

Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:11

Emma Cleveland, MPA

My professors know my name and interests and are always willing to meet to discuss projects, classes, or careers. Staff go above and beyond to help students with, quite literally, anything. It’s a nice community feel at the La Follette School.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 07:31

Karina Virrueta, MPA

Something that drew me to the La Follette School was The Wisconsin Idea, and I feel (the Family Impact Seminars and Committee Connect) truly exemplify that mission.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 14:04

Kirsten Jacobson, MIPA

My interest in policy stems from the idea that if you would like to see positive change, you need to take informed action.

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