Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Saturday, 10 September 2016 10:18

Alexis MacDonald (MPA ’08)

I chose the La Follette School because its commitment to practicing the Wisconsin Idea really resonated with me. I was drawn to UW-Madison’s longstanding commitment to extending its expertise beyond campus borders to solve problems and make positive changes throughout the state, the nation, and the world.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 10:14

Cancian, Higgins highlighted in L&S Annual Review

La Follette School Professor Maria Cancian was featured in the College of Letters & Science’s 2015–16 Annual Review along with alumnus Colin Higgins.

Steve Kulig and Hilary Shager will share information about the highly selective Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program Tuesday, September 13 at 11 a.m.

Seven La Follette School students learned the intricacies of federal program evaluation and auditing at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) this summer. They also experienced the tight group of La Follette School alumni in and around the nation’s capital – known as the DC Bobs.

Students in a La Follette School of Public Affairs’ class had their research paper presented to the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren highlighted research by La Follette School Director Susan Yackee and UW-Madison doctoral student Simon Haeder in a recent essay on RegBlog, an online source of regulatory news, analysis, and opinion based at the University of Pennsylvania’s law school. The essay provided several examples of corporate influence on government rule-making, also known as regulatory capture, including their study of the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

Mark Hadley (MA '97) was named deputy director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), where he has worked for 15 years in various capacities. He began his new responsibilities June 6.

Serving in the U.S. Senate, Amy Klobuchar draws on her Minnesota roots and “the Midwestern belief that you are part of something bigger than yourself.” Klobuchar, the first woman to represent Wisconsin’s western neighbor in the Senate, wove that theme throughout her presentation, “Internationalism in the Heartland,” at UW-Madison on Feb. 17.

La Follette School sociologist Pamela Herd has been appointed to a National Academy of Sciences committee.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:03

Wolfe discusses reducing health disparities

More work needs to be done to expand access to health care for poor and low-income Americans, La Follette School Professor Barbara Wolfe writes in a commentary published by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

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