Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

For Austin Frerick, education is the best way to improve society and the best way democracy can achieve equality. "As a first-generation college student, education has empowered me, and I want to make sure that others have the same opportunity," the first-year student says.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 11:36

Students to discuss internship experiences

Students Troy Hoppenjan and Ben Nerad will discuss their internships this summer at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, in the La Follette School conference room.

From Mali to Salt Lake City, La Follette School student Anne Chapman has seen the importance of well-informed, motivated community leadership — and the essential role a skilled analyst can play in sharing expertise about policy ramifications.

Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00

Hartung develops analytical skills, methods

Curiosity about statistical methods brought Adam Hartung to the La Follette School. "I wanted to have a better understanding of how public policies are created and evaluated at a level higher than when I'm talking about a news story with friends," says the second-year Master of Public Affairs student.

After working for several years in refugee resettlement, Linda Collins decided to broaden her skill set by going to graduate school. "I wanted to prepare myself for positions of greater influence or responsibility for program and policy design," the second-year MIPA student says.

La Follette School professor Maria Cancian looks at child support and complex families in Fast Focus, an Institute for Research on Poverty publication.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:10

Cost-benefit scholarship earns recognition

A paper by professor David Weimer and co-author Aidan Vining was one of two finalists for the 2010 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize for Senior Economists.
La Follette School faculty and alumni are presenting research at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's fall research conference this week.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:47

Increase in U.S. poverty alarms Smeeding

"It's really bad out there," says Timothy Smeeding, director of Institute for Research on Poverty. "I have never been so depressed. This report is the worst report I've seen in 30 years. We're supposedly a year out of recession and things are still slipping."
Friday, 09 September 2011 09:15

DeLeire to discuss public health coverage

Public health coverage is the topic of a La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences.
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