News: Higher Education
The two transferable skills that the La Follette School trained me to embrace revolve around writing and data.
The 2018 Paul Offner Lecture will feature UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank discussing How Universities Can Lead in Addressing Inequality. The presentation is Friday, November 9 at the Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, 5th floor, Washington, DC.
UW–Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller appointed Jennifer Klippel (MPA ’06) as interim budget director following the retirement of Tim Norris, who served in that role since 2004.
The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), University of Wisconsin Press, and Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs are sponsoring a book talk with David Hoeveler, author of John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea. The UW Press published the book earlier this year.
Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students, including one from the La Follette School of Public Affairs, were selected as a team finalist in the 2016 Policy Solutions Challenge USA competition.
Andy Katz, an ESPN college basketball writer and UW-Madison alum, is this year's fall writer in residence.
2007 alum Raul Leon will speak Wednesday, April 22, about his career path that has led him to becoming an associate professor of higher education and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University.
La Follette professor Susan Yackee and MPA student Sam Matteson got a firsthand look at the process of building a public university from scratch during a weeklong trip to Kazakhstan in October.
Sam Matteson came to policy analysis by way of studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and then transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point to earn his degree in psychology.
When 2007 alum Deven Carlson was applying to graduate schools, he knew he wanted to be involved in public policy debates, but he wasn’t quite sure about how he wanted to go about that.