Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Students

In an agency overhaul that would make the State of Wisconsin proud, the La Follette School Student Association held its elections a month early to effect its change in officers in early April rather than the end of the spring semester.

Thanks to a generous donation to the La Follette School, students can compete for a $250 prize for the best paper in the area of science and public policy. Professors teaching La Follette School courses in 2008-09 can nominate a paper (which can be co-authored) and a selection committee will make the award at the end of the academic year.

A New York City slow-food  dinner organized in part by a La Follette School student has garnered press  attention from the New York Times, Gourmet and Slow Food USA.

A labor shortage at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development created the opportunity for two La Follette School students to analyze employment patterns and opportunities.

Logistics got in the way of Jonny Hunter hearing  professor David Weimer explain to first-year students how to write a policy  memo as part of the Professional Development Workshop.

Thanks to a generous donation from Lockheed Martin to the La Follette School, student Nicole Kibble was able to do more than just survive during her summer in Washington, D.C.

Given that La Follette School professors often go the extra mile for their students, Melanie Manion's offer to buy student Allison Quatrini lunch was not all that surprising. However, they had lunch in Beijing.

Increasing student involvement is high on the agenda of the La Follette School Student Association's new president, Joe Fontaine.

La Follette School student Allison Quatrini is off to China for 14 months, thanks to a Fulbright scholarship.

Financial support for La Follette School students from Wisconsin is growing thanks to donations to two special funds.
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