Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 30 December 2019 15:43

MPA student Jorgensen a Rhodes finalist

Lauren Jorgensen, a second-year student at the La Follette School, reached the final stage of competition for a Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated college award for international study. Jorgensen and two other UW–Madison students were among the finalists for the coveted awards.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently published an op-ed by La Follette School student Charles Pratt about payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs). Pratt, an officer with the City of Madison Police Department, wrote the op-ed for the State and Local Government Finance (PA 891) course.

First-year student Muhammad Shayan intends to return to Pakistan to put his education into practice. “I realized that, long-term, public policy was the way I could best address social issues."

More than 150 people celebrated the start of another academic year at the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest picnic September 3. Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee welcomed everyone, including 52 incoming graduate students.

Alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff will gather Tuesday, September 3 for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest welcome picnic. Hill Fest will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the beautiful La Follette grounds overlooking Lake Mendota at 1225 Observatory Drive.

With an emphasis on service, 48 La Follette School students celebrated their graduation Sunday, May 12 in the Wisconsin Capitol’s Assembly Chamber. How fitting, then, that one of the state’s most well-known public servants – former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl – attended the ceremony.

Graduating and continuing students in the La Follette School’s Accelerated Program gathered Monday, May 6 to welcome incoming students and share advice and wisdom for a successful transition into the master’s degree program. Ben McBride, Jonny Vannucci, and Sally Rohrer helped plan this first-time event.

Representing Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate for 24 years, Herb Kohl demonstrated his deep commitment to public service and his ethos of civility in public debate and policymaking. A $10 million gift from Herb Kohl Philanthropies to the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs extends the reach of that legacy.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 11:26

Students shine during service activities

Braving a northeast wind bringing 30-degree temperatures and snow flurries, three hearty La Follette School students – Patrick Landers, Chris Webb and Liz White – assisted with the City of Madison Parks Division’s clean-up effort at Tenney Park on Saturday, April 27. The La Follette School Student Association (LSSA) arranged this and seven other service opportunities during the 2017–18 academic year.

First-year student Michael Caniglia presented a paper he wrote for the La Follette School’s Policymaking Process course (PA 874) during a conference in Washington, DC, March 29 and 30.

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