More than 40 prospective students participating in the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Visit Day on Monday, March 28 learned the numerous advantages of attending the comparatively small program on the world-class University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
The Wisconsin District Attorneys Association presented a plaque to La Follette School student Scott Wood April 10 to recognize his contributions to the interests of justice and public safety in Wisconsin.
Since 2005, almost 40 students have benefitted from Mark Stone’s generous donations to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Stone, who lives in Illinois, has given several gifts to the La Follette School over the past 10 years to help graduate students gain the skills needed to improve the lives of people in the United States through public service.
The Georgetown Public Policy Review recently published a paper written by La Follette School student Sam Alhadeff. He wrote the paper, Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), for the Introduction to Policy Analysis course (PA 873) taught by Professor Dave Weimer.
First-year student Laura Bunn received a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Portuguese during the 2018–19 academic year at UW–Madison. Bunn, who is in the La Follette School's Accelerated Program, expects to receive her bachelor’s degree in international studies, journalism, and Spanish in May.
La Follette School student Drew Buys attended the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., along with 800 experts and officials from more than 45 countries and international organizations during spring break.
La Follette School student Andrew Merluzzi has been selected for the 2017 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Student Xin Nong spent a weekend in Indianapolis considering different ways a fictitious U.S. city could adjust health-care services, treatment and finance options to improve quality of care, lower costs and reduce disparities in health-care outcomes.
La Follette School student Abby Swetz presented her one-person play, An UnCommon Core, at the 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival MainStage in New York in July. The hour-long play recounts one heartbreaking year in her middle-school teaching career.
Second-year student Scott Wood presented his analysis of Wisconsin assistant district attorney staffing to the executive board of the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, who attended the February board meeting.