Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Higher Education

The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), University of Wisconsin Press, and Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs are sponsoring a book talk with David Hoeveler, author of John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea. The UW Press published the book earlier this year.

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.

Andy Katz, an ESPN college basketball writer and UW-Madison alum, is this year's fall writer in residence.

2007 alum Raul Leon will speak Wednesday, April 22, about his career path that has led him to becoming an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University.

La Follette professor Susan Yackee and MPA student Sam Matteson got a firsthand look at the process of building a public university from scratch during a weeklong trip to Kazakhstan in October.

Sam Matteson came to policy analysis by way of studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and then transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point to earn his degree in psychology.

When 2007 alum Deven Carlson was applying to graduate schools, he knew he wanted to be involved in public policy debates, but he wasn’t quite sure about how he wanted to go about that.

After 10 years as a program analyst, admissions counselor and director of institutional research, 2005 alum Natalie Walleser Solverson describes herself as a storyteller.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

Looking for ways to apply the survey design, research and data analysis skills he developed as an undergraduate, Keo Lo came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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