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.
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.
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.
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.
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.