Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Public policy is one of the variables that makes engineering needs for the electrical power system nearly impossible to forecast, but Dan Molzahn has a little more insight than some electrical engineers.

Government plays a crucial role in a well-functioning capitalist society. That tenet, shaped at the La Follette School, informs alum Mark Cassell's researching and teaching at Kent State University.

Mark Cassell, La Follette class of 1992, has published Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

The fingerprints of a La Follette School student and staff member are on a wide-ranging study that promotes greater autonomy and accountability for the 150,000-student University of Wisconsin System.

American colleges and universities are becoming less productive in getting students through to graduation, but their productivity can be improved, according to a new study by a La Follette School professor and a faculty affiliate.

2010 has been a very good year for 1985 alum Christopher Z. Mooney, a professor of political science with a joint appointment in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Monday, 08 November 2010 08:29

Higher education experts to speak

Whether financial aid based on need helps low-income students stay in college will be the topic of a La Follette School seminar at noon on Tuesday, December 7, in the La Follette School conference room.
Alisa Hicklin Fryar, political science professor at the University of Oklahoma, will discuss "Accountability Policies and High-Poverty Universities: The Disparate Effects of Performance Funding Policies" at a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, November 16, at noon in the school conference room.

Lieutenant colonel Jeffrey Kurka moved from his position as the department chair of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Army ROTC to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in Djibouti as of May 2010.

As public concern heightens over current completion rates for students at America's community colleges, faculty affiliate Sara Goldrick-Rab has systematically examined 25 years of rigorous research in search of explanations of success and remedies for dropouts.
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