Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Student Leni Wolf is combining her teaching experience with policy analysis tools so she can improve the educational system and students' everyday experiences.

Empathy in action — caring about other people and acting to help them in some way — draws Lacee Koplin to public service. "I volunteered at my local food pantry a lot while I was growing up, and that got me interested in social issues in a hands-on sense, but I felt like there was so much more I could do," the public affairs student says.

Wisconsin's labor market shows no evidence of an existing or impending general "skills gaps," according to a new analysis by a team of La Follette School graduate students.

The Wisconsin governor's wide-ranging budget-repair bill that ended public-sector collective bargaining will be discussed by two journalists on Tuesday, April 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School Conference Room.
Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:10

Homecoming welcome for alum

More than 70 friends, family, and colleagues, including 15 La Follette School alumni, gathered to celebrate the return of Andy McGuire, '09, from a yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 08:06

Alum reviews food policy in journal article

2012 alum Carly Hood is lead author on an article published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal.

After five years immersed in state and congressional politics, Brett Halverson decided the time had come to go back to school so he can work at a higher level of legislative policy creation and analysis.

Andrew Reschovsky has spent his career exploring how tax policies affect individuals and the various ways in which state and local governments are financed. Although the government finance expert is retiring from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, his research schedule remains full.
Monday, 18 February 2013 06:31

Distinguished economist Don Nichols dies

Donald Nichols, whose tenure leading the La Follette School of Public Affairs helped shape Wisconsin's economic development, died February 15 at age 72.
Thursday, 21 February 2013 05:48

Presser memorial service Saturday, Feb. 23

Memorial services for 1995 alum Dennis W. Presser will be held Saturday, February 23, at 2 p.m. at Cress Funeral Home, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
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