Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Alumni News

  • Aug 29, 2016

    Alumnus Russell is UW-Madison's first Fulbright-Clinton fellow

    Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) has been awarded a Fulbright Program grant to work in Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice through the Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Read more...
  • Aug 19, 2016

    Policy training serves Eskrich well as city council member

    In a recent article on Madison’s diverse 13th Aldermanic District, The Cap Times highlighted the work of Sara Eskrich (MPA/MPH ’15), who has represented the district since April 2015. Read more...
  • Aug 11, 2016

    Paper by ’14 alumnus Frerick focuses on corporate taxes

    Austin Frerick (MPA ’14) co-authored a paper about how the corporate tax base has changed during recent years. Frerick and Laura Power, both in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis, used micro-economic tax return data from 1992 to 2013 to compute the first time-series on the normal return fraction for all nonfinancial C corporations, for multinationals, and for industries. Read more...
  • Aug 10, 2016

    GAO interns gain from training, alumni, funding

    Seven La Follette School students learned the intricacies of federal program evaluation and auditing at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) this summer. They also experienced the tight group of La Follette School alumni in and around the nation’s capital – known as the DC Bobs. Read more...
  • Jul 22, 2016

    Alumnus Peter Tempelis chosen as assistant attorney general in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel named Peter Tempelis (MPA, JD ’06) an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Read more...
  • Jul 15, 2016

    Alumnus Bell named Ethics Commission administrator

    The Wisconsin Ethics Commission unanimously selected Brian Bell (MPA ’10) as its first administrator. Bell currently serves as a budget and policy analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Read more...
  • Jul 12, 2016

    Hadley promoted to deputy director at Congressional Budget Office

    Mark Hadley (MA '97) was named deputy director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), where he has worked for 15 years in various capacities. He began his new responsibilities June 6. Read more...
  • Jul 12, 2016

    Alumnus, Gladfelter recipient team up to study ELL reclassification

    Deven Carlson (MPA '07) and Jared Knowles, a 2016 Gladfelter Award for Government Innovation recipient, co-authored a report in the Summer 2016 issue of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Their report is titled The Effect of English Language Learner Reclassification on Student ACT Scores, High School Graduation, and Postsecondary Enrollment: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Wisconsin. Read more...
  • Jul 12, 2016

    2009 graduate Rodriguez co-authors Walkable Urban Places report

    Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) co-authored his first major publication as director of research at Smart Growth American/George Washington University. The report, Foot Traffic Ahead 2016, ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial development in Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs). Read more...
  • Jul 07, 2016

    Alumnus Kulig coordinating career services

    Steve Kulig (MPA ’14) returned to his alma mater as the La Follette School’s new career services coordinator and department administrator in April. As career services coordinator, Kulig helps students devise job-search strategies, manages alumni job placement data, and maintains the School’s network of potential employers, including those appropriate for internships. Read more...

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