Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 28 January 2013 11:22

Students enter public affairs competition

Five students are heading to Ohio State University to compete in the regional of a national public affairs competition March 1-2 — after they present their strategies for combating childhood obesity on Thursday, February 28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Dickinson plans to advocate for poverty policies

Student Michele Dickinson's desire to lead a nonprofit organization and advocate for state policies to address poverty arises from her experience as a single, teen mother in concert with her undergraduate majors and volunteer activities.

A recommendation from a La Follette School professor led to a possible career path for Erik Bakken.

Dennis Dresang made transformational contributions to the La Follette School, through his leadership, and to public administration, through his scholarship. Fund-raising goes well for the scholarship established four years ago to honor him.
Monday, 08 October 2012 12:04

Student wins energy fellowship

Second-year student Sam Shannon has received the Bunn Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies for the 2012-13 academic year.
Contributions from alumni and friends of the La Follette School are helping two students focus their public affairs careers on energy analysis and health-care management.

By the time Shaun Hernandez was wrapping up his bachelor's degree, he was pretty sure he wouldn't go on to medical school.

After five years as a financial analyst, Ed Cubero is turning his attention to studying energy policy and analysis and public affairs at the La Follette School.

Thursday, 13 October 2011 12:54

Alumni, friends build social capital

The relationships among alumni, friends, faculty and staff benefit everyone, the La Follette School's director notes in his La Follette Notes column.

Lawmakers in California can thank alum Peter Detwiler's experience in Wisconsin for the easy-to-read legislative analyses he prepared for them to summarize what a proposed statute would do, why it was needed, its cost, why certain interests opposed or supported it, and the bill's legislative history.

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