Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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.

For student Andrew Walsh, receiving the Ina Jo Rosenberg and Shiri Eve Leah Gumbiner Fellowship makes possible the whole endeavor of earning dual master's degrees in public affairs and public health.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 13:01

First award made from Doris J. Hanson Fund

C.P. Frost is the first student to receive scholarship funds from the Doris J. Hanson Fund. Community leaders established the fund after the longtime public servant passed away in 2006.
Six students benefited from the generosity of alumni and friends of the La Follette School during the 2010-2011 school year. The students' interests include shaping institutions, crafting anti-poverty policy, solving problems, and using neuroscience to inform public policy.

Addison Smith has found a way to bring together his diverse interests: a dual degree in international public affairs and law with a career goal of working in international copyright law.

Academic debate in the classroom wasn't quite enough, Lara Rosen found, a discovery that eventually led her to enroll at the La Follette School of Public Affairs to study social and urban policy at the state and local levels.

First-year student Alex Marach likes solving problems and building solutions, and the practice of policy analysis and recommendations will enable him to do just that.

A desire to fight poverty by improving public policy brings Hope Harvey to the La Follette School. She finds that the Master of Public Affairs program is teaching her the quantitative methods she needs to strengthen her understanding of the theoretical aspects of poverty and policies formed to alleviate it.

For C.P. Frost, evil is not an absolute. As a neuroscientist, he understands that a quirk in a person's brain may lead to what society deems criminal behavior.

Even though Noah Rosenberg has been a health-care attorney in California for 30 years, he keeps a warm place in his heart for Madison. Realization of how the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s at the University of Wisconsin helped to shape the attorney he became, plus the desire to remember his sister and niece have prompted Noah and his wife, Shelley, to establish the Ina Jo Rosenberg and Shiri Eve Leah Gumbiner Fellowship for a health policy student at the La Follette School.
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