Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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The La Follette School's fall writer in residence will be Riva Froymovich, who manages the content of North America events developed by The Economist.

Rob Stupar turned to public policy for graduate school because no matter which professional field he considered as an undergraduate, he felt that there was no better way to help solve national problems than through public policy.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Green Bay chamber honors 1990 alum

1990 alum Tim Nixon received a volunteer of the year award from the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce at the chamber's annual dinner on October 7.

The faces of three new Wisconsin legislators will go on the conference wall at the La Follette School of Public Affairs as recognition of their graduation from the Bowhay Institute of Legislative Leadership Development.

A new law should help slow the turnover of Wisconsin's prosecutors highlighted in a 2011 La Follette School report, as well as improve the delivery of justice in Wisconsin.

For Sean Stalpes, much of his job satisfaction comes from helping parties with different points of view reach consensus. The 2009 grad is an energy technologies specialist with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

Altruists in the workplace are more likely to help fellow employees, be more committed to their work and be less likely to quit. A new paper appearing in the American Review of Public Administration also shows that these workplace altruists enjoy a pretty important benefit themselves — they are happier than their fellow employees.
Ideas for helping Wisconsin reduce its racial academic achievement gap are summarized in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The state should continue to monitor the health status of children in foster care after they exit out-of-home care and use the data to evaluate a pilot health-care project, La Follette School students recommend in a new study.

Even as poverty among Wisconsin children increased from 2010-11 due to declines in parents' incomes and safety net program cuts, fewer Wisconsin children lived in poverty in 2011 thanks to the state's safety net, a report by La Follette School professor Timothy Smeeding says.
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