Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Students

Nearly 20 La Follette School students visited the Legislative Audit Bureau and Legislative Fiscal Bureau on January 26 to learn about career opportunities at the nonpartisan legislative services agencies. Numerous La Follette School alumni work at the agencies in downtown Madison.

With more than 120 people in attendance, the La Follette School of Public Affairs had one of the largest turnouts ever for its annual Madison Reception on Thursday, February 1.

Twenty-one La Follette School students learned from alumni and other policy professionals during the La Follette in Chicago career development program in November 2017. During the two-day program, students visited four organizations, participated in two panel discussions, and attended a networking reception with alumni, faculty, and staff.

Two La Follette School students gained wide-ranging experience during summer fellowships with the Chicago Mayor’s Office from June through August 2017.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client-based projects for its Introduction to Public Management course. Students in the graduate-level course work in teams to complete the projects under the direction of Director and Professor Don Moynihan.

Another La Follette School Penny War has ended – this time, with no apparent winner.

The La Follette School Student Association (LSSA) is selling school-branded apparel to raise funds for its service, educational, and social activities throughout the year.

La Follette School student Colin Rohm is being remembered for his academic achievement, musical prowess, commitment to his student advisees, and his dedication to helping those around him.

In the current issue of Our Lives, former teacher – and first-year La Follette School student – Abby Swetz reflects on the triumphs and travails of the classroom and why she left teaching to pursue her master’s degree in public affairs.

An alumni team once again prevailed in the La Follette School Student Association (LSSA) Trivia Fundraiser. The Muscle that Prevents the Hustle – with several Legislative Audit Bureau employees – took first place, while five members of La Follette’s Class of 2017 finished second.

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