Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: LSSA

An alumni team once again prevailed in the La Follette School Student Association (LSSA) Trivia Fundraiser. The Muscle that Prevents the Hustle – with several Legislative Audit Bureau employees – took first place, while five members of La Follette’s Class of 2017 finished second.

The La Follette School welcomed the 2017–18 incoming class of 53 students Thursday, August 31 during Orientation at the Pyle Center.

After a hard-fought battle – including a tie-breaker question – the Elder Belles won the La Follette School Student Association’s (LSSA) first Trivia Night, which raised more than $700 for their graduation celebration and other projects.

Alumni spanning four decades of graduation years gathered with La Follette School faculty, students, friends, and staff February 2 for a mid-winter reception at The Madison Club.

With funding from UW-Madison’s Graduate School, more than 20 La Follette School students participated in a four-hour grant-writing seminar Thursday, Jan. 26.

La Follette School faculty, staff, and students tripled their 2016 Penny War giving over last year – collecting $607.33 for two student-selected charities. Finishing at -$107.82 ($204.96 collected), faculty and staff won the Penny War, which ran from October 18 until noon November 22.

November 14, 2016

Anna Brunner, MPA

The interviewers at the Government Accountability Office were extremely impressed by the coursework that is offered at the La Follette School. Specifically, Professor Moynihan’s public management course, as well as Professor Wallace’s statistical analysis course.

October 25, 2016

Karina Virrueta, MPA

Something that drew me to the La Follette School was The Wisconsin Idea, and I feel (the Family Impact Seminars and Committee Connect) truly exemplify that mission.

October 11, 2016

Kirsten Jacobson, MIPA

My interest in policy stems from the idea that if you would like to see positive change, you need to take informed action.

Mother Nature saved some of the summer’s best weather for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest celebration. Atop Observatory Hill and under blue skies, more than 120 students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff marked the start of the 2016–17 academic year with a picnic dinner and enthusiastic conversations.

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