Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

La Follette School Associate Professor J. Michael Collins and former La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) are among the leaders of the Alliance for the American Dream: DreamUp Wisconsin, a new community-university collaboration aimed at promoting shared prosperity and increasing American competitiveness.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs outreach office is helping to organize a conference on educational accountability on Thursday, July 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Pyle Center.
A La Follette School conference on Thursday, April 28, will explore the challenges posed by high levels of unemployment across industrialized nations over an extended period of time.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Dickinson plans to advocate for poverty policies

Student Michele Dickinson's desire to lead a nonprofit organization and advocate for state policies to address poverty arises from her experience as a single, teen mother in concert with her undergraduate majors and volunteer activities.

La Follette School of Public Affairs director Carolyn J. Heinrich has been elected to become a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, one of the youngest members to ever be elected since Congress chartered the academy in 1967.
Thursday, 02 February 2012 06:38

Discussion to explore Wisconsin Idea

Two students will explore the Wisconsin Idea at a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, February 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the school's conference room.
Dennis Dresang, an emeritus professor of public affairs, received a Champion Award from the Women's Philanthropy Council at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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.

Having applied his commitment to public service, as well as his organizational and planning talents, to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, French high school students and a food service for homeless people, Isaac Eagan now wants to serve the federal government by advancing U.S. interests abroad.

A new analysis suggests Wisconsin faces a budget deficit of at least $2.9 billion in the state's next two-year budget cycle.
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