Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Students

Mother Nature saved some of the summer’s best weather for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest celebration. Atop Observatory Hill and under blue skies, more than 120 students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff marked the start of the 2016–17 academic year with a picnic dinner and enthusiastic conversations.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Genevieve Carter, MPA

Before starting La Follette, I did not consider statistics my strong suit; however, I now use it in almost every project I do, and I consider it an absolutely crucial part of any good policy proposal.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Miranda Ehrlich, MPA

La Follette isn’t just a school; it’s a community.

Workshop reports by the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2016 shed light on some of the most challenging local, national, and international policy issues. One report – about the potential for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) to mitigate the negative effects of unintended pregnancies – has received national media attention.

Students in a La Follette School of Public Affairs’ class had their research paper presented to the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

Alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff will gather Thursday, September 1 for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest welcome picnic. 

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson was right at home Sunday, May 15, when he addressed the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2016 at the state Capitol. A two-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Thompson began his political career in the Wisconsin Assembly Chamber – the same room where 35 of the La Follette School’s 38 graduates received their diplomas.

Second-year students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs will present practice versions of their culminating projects for the Workshop in Public Affairs and the Workshop in International Public Affairs – the capstone courses for the School’s two master’s degree programs – Friday, April 29.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs’ first day-long career exploration program in Milwaukee provided graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to learn from alumni and others working in government and public policy organizations.

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