Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, 19 July 2012 06:14

Yackee becomes associate director

Susan Webb Yackee is the La Follette School's new associate director, working with student services staff on admissions, curriculum and career development.
Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Hartung develops analytical skills, methods

Curiosity about statistical methods brought Adam Hartung to the La Follette School. "I wanted to have a better understanding of how public policies are created and evaluated at a level higher than when I'm talking about a news story with friends," says the second-year Master of Public Affairs student.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:00

Eadie plans to tackle education policy

Two years of students dropping out, violence in school and disengaged parents brought Selina Eadie to the La Follette School to earn a Master of Public Affairs degree.

The La Follette School students elected new officers to their association in April and will transfer what they call the "gavel of power" at the second the group's final two meetings, Thursday, April 26, at 5:30 and Monday, May 7, at 5:30. Both will be held in Sewell Social Sciences Building.

After college, Nate Inglis Steinfeld spent two years watching dedicated public servants within the complex world of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. Eventually he decided he needed more education to pressure the system to aid communities, and so he enrolled at the La Follette School.

More involvement by first-year students in the La Follette School Student Association board was formally institutionalized when the organization unanimously amended its constitution on March 26.

First-year student Phil Sletten sees himself at the intersection of politics and public policy, in a position to help policymakers see and understand policy ideas that might otherwise go unexamined.

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.

As Mental Health America of Wisconsin's director of public policy, 1990 alum Shel Gross keeps in mind that structural change takes a long time, and success depends on the many people with a stake in the system.

The opportunity to blend interests in China's language, culture and socioeconomic problems brings student Emily Brunjes to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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