Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Students

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.

Three students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs conducted field research overseas during spring break as part of their Master of International Public Affairs capstone project.

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students, including one from the La Follette School of Public Affairs, were selected as a team finalist in the 2016 Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Prospective students visit campus

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.

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