Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 09:21

Brief urges clarity of Pell Grant source

A letter from the president that makes clear the source of Pell Grants given college students from low-income families could help students appreciate the investment U.S. taxpayers are making in them, faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab argues in a new policy brief.

Alum Kristi Thorson helps provide resources critical for ensuring animal and human health and for educating veterinarians and scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will highlight a conference next month marking the retirement of longtime La Follette School political scientist John Witte.
Friday, 06 April 2012 09:54

News from alumni and friends

Alumni and friends of the school share their career and family news.

1983 La Follette School alum Bruce Beck retired from the University of Wisconsin–Madison after 28 years of helping to manage the campus' vital statistics, including trends in grade distribution, faculty salary comparisons and freshman test scores. Read more in campus news

Upon his retirement this summer, professor John Witte will head to head for Astana and become dean of the new School for Humanities and Social Science at Nazarbayev University. UW-Madison recognized his teaching, research and service in April with the Hilldale Award.
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."
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00

Bittner seeks ways to ease transportation

Moving people and goods efficiently is a priority for alum Jason Bittner, the new director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.

Sheboygan County assistant district attorney Mary Wagner will discuss her experiences as a prosecutor and college lecturer at the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, March 6, at noon in the school's conference room.
1997 alum Kristi Thorson, director of external relations for the University of Wisconsin–Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the Athena Young Professional Award.
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