Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Student News

First-year La Follette students met with alumni and other public policy professionals.

La Follette School students can apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real-world work they carry out as project assistants. While PAs often do research and other tasks for La Follette School faculty, some PAships are outside the school.

More than 50 La Follette School students celebrated graduation May 17 with a ceremony in the Assembly Chamber at the Wisconsin Capitol.

Monday, April 13, 2015

State attorneys group thanks student

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.

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.

Student Sara Eskrich won a seat on the Madison Common Council in the April 7 election.

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.

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.

Aaron Dumas, a La Follette School student and project assistant for the Evidence Based Health Policy Project , organized a major statewide conference on opioid abuse with the project in mid-February.

La Follette School students got a firsthand view of how two nonpartisan legislative service agencies function when they visited the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and the Legislative Audit Bureau on February 6.

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