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Robert M. La Follette
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Madison, WI 53706

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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.

Wallace studies poverty, wealth in the United States

For someone wanting to know who is poor in the United States, Geoffrey Wallace is the guy to consult. The La Follette School economist has parsed various measures of U.S. poverty and finds that 15 percent of the U.S. population was poor in 2012, Read more ...

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 ...

Fletcher to use grant to explore educational, economic mobility

La Follette School economist Jason M. Fletcher has been awarded a $92,730 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to analyze three school-based longitudinal datasets from the past three decades to assess educational mobility. Read more ...

Elzinga values critical thinking, quantitative skills

An undergraduate course on inequality in the United States prompted Gabrielle Elzinga-Marshall to pursue public policy instead of the political science/research track. Read more ...

Collins helps people strengthen financial capability

J. Michael Collins wants people to get more bang for their buck. The La Follette School professor studies how people make financial decisions and how they learn about personal financial management. Read more ...

Great group expected at picnic July 24

Alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff are invited to the La Follette School on Thursday, July 24, for the annual Hill Fest picnic. The event is held on the beautiful La Follette School grounds overlooking Lake Mendota at 1225 Observatory Drive. Read more ...

Students advise state on program evaluation of educator effectiveness system

A report by La Follette School students advises the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on how best to assess the state’s new Educator Effectiveness System, a program to evaluate public school teachers’ job performance. Read more ...

Alum's service noted

2013 alum Tawsif Anam received a certificate in recognition of his nomination for a Community Volunteer Award from the United Way of Day County for his volunteer work with United Way, the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition, the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Greater University Tutoring Services.