Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, 06 August 2012 07:28

Shelton ponders benefits of taconite mine

Outreach director Terry Shelton ruminates on how the taconite mine proposed for northern  Wisconsin could provide jobs and enhance the state's reputation for environmental innovation in an opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read the article …

A report on Wisconsin conservation funding by La Follette School students in the Public Affairs Workshop received coverage by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 9.

This spring's public affairs writer in residence, Washington Post science and policy reporter Juliet Eilperin, will be on campus the week of April 22.

1993 alum Bill Cosh's talk about his career path is available online. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spokesperson spoke at the La Follette School on April 10.

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 12:23

On the hot seat: Alum to describe career

State agency spokesperson and 1993 alum Bill Cosh will speak at the La Follette School about his career on Tuesday, April 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the school conference room. His talk is called "On the Hot Seat: The Role of the Agency Spokesperson."
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 00:00

Analysis course benefits state of Wisconsin

Public affairs students in David Weimer's cost-benefit analysis class are helping state agencies and community organizations make better decisions about criminal justice reform, environmental regulations, child welfare, mental health treatment and other policy areas.

A passion for public service and an interest in energy policy brought Amy Klusmeier to the La Follette School. Four years later she is evaluating public programs as an analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

Creative financing can lead to good environmental work and demonstrate that sustainability initiatives can be good for the economy and the environment, says 2002 alum Erick Shambarger, who is the City of Milwaukee's deputy director of environmental sustainability.

Fifteen months after she completed her capstone workshop report at the La Follette School, Gail Krumenauer found herself sitting with three other economists figuring out why the state of Oregon's per-capita personal income was declining compared to the rest of the United States.

Wisconsin has increased public access to outdoor recreational opportunities thanks in part to Erin (Rushmer) Probst's work with the Department of Natural Resource's stewardship program.

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