Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00

Pfaff seeks to make people's lives better

Alum Shawn Pfaff got into the Fitchburg mayor's race because he wanted his city to open its first library after more than 30 years of discussion.

Thursday, 05 April 2012 09:21

Policy symposium to explore Wisconsin Idea

La Follette School of Public Affairs faculty will link public policy to the Wisconsin Idea in an afternoon symposium on Thursday, April 26, in Memorial Union's Tripp Commons. The symposium, "The Wisconsin Idea at 100: Making the Link to Policy," starts at 11:45 a.m.
Accountable care organizations are the subject of a breakfast briefing for Wisconsin legislators, their staff members, policymakers and others interested in health-care policy.
Friday, 03 September 2010 10:53

Professors comment in media

La Follette School faculty are commenting in the media about federal stimulus dollars, teacher evaluation, property taxes and urban long-range planning.
La Follette School professors are sharing their expertise with media about the budget proposals and protests in Wisconsin.
Professor Pamela Herd appeared on Wisconsin Public Television's "Here and Now" in honor of Social Security's 75th anniversary.
The future of blended learning — face-to-face instruction combined with online content and tools — will be featured in Milwaukee and Madison next month through programs co-sponsored by the La Follette School.
Few elderly homeowners in Wisconsin are forced to move from their homes because of property tax increases, according to a study from La Follette School professor Andrew Reschovsky and two state economists.

Lea Thompson, a veteran investigative television reporter and UW alum, is visiting the campus as part of the Public Affairs Writer in Residence program this week. Her visit includes a dinner with La Follette School students.

David Barstow, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, will be on campus from Sunday, November 1, through Thursday, November 5, as the fall public affairs writer in residence.
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