Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

By the time Shaun Hernandez was wrapping up his bachelor's degree, he was pretty sure he wouldn't go on to medical school.

Monday, 29 December 2014 00:00

Herrem brightens future for at-risk youth

Rather than being incarcerated, at-risk teen boys are learning how to grow and sell organic vegetables, practice good financial skills, and market and sell products, thanks in part to Katie Herrem's work with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

A belief in the power of policymakers to create public policy that helps people led Ellen Hildebrand to a career in urban planning and housing policy.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:00

Hinds evaluates programs

Alum Tom Hinds evaluates state programs for the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

A new report about the Wisconsin Retirement System was the subject of discussion by professor Karen Holden on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Joy Cardin Show" on Thursday, July 5. Available online.
La Follette School professor Karen Holden joined three other experts to discuss what Wisconsin's aging population could mean in the August 7 episode of Wisconsin Eye's Newsmakers, "The Graying of Wisconsin."
Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:10

Homecoming welcome for alum

More than 70 friends, family, and colleagues, including 15 La Follette School alumni, gathered to celebrate the return of Andy McGuire, '09, from a yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Having moved to Vietnam to teach English, Carly Hood kept finding she wanted to do more. She eventually enrolled at the La Follette School.

The house that the La Follette School calls home was overflowing. Well-dressed students waited patiently in the hallways while 11 alumni and friends of the school settled in to conduct a series of mock interviews with the 43 students.

Ideas for helping Wisconsin reduce its racial academic achievement gap are summarized in a new report from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.
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