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Robert M. La Follette
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1225 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Telephone:  608.262.3581
Fax: 608.265.3233

Last updated:
February 27, 2014


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Ranked 12th overall with six programs ranked in the top 15, including:

  • Social Policy: 3rd
  • Health Policy and Management: 9th
  • Public Policy Analysis: 10th

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Alum honored for developing influence

2000 alum Carole Schaeffer is one of the 25 most influential people in the greater Madison area, local web site announced in July. Her role in the Madison Common Council’s decision to liberalize its tax increment financing policy won her the designation. She is executive director of Smart Growth Greater Madison, and owner and president of her own consulting firm.

Faculty lend expertise to academic journals

La Follette School faculty serve as editors and on editorial boards for a variety of academic journals, which are an important component of the service faculty provide in to expand human knowledge. Read more ...

Students inventory greenhouse gas emissions in Madison

Madison has a more complete estimate of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions thanks to a 2014 analysis by La Follette School students. Read more ...