News & Notes | December 17, 2018
Susan Webb Yackee
Political science group honors Yackee with Simon Award
The Midwest Public Administration Caucus has selected Director and Professor Susan Webb Yackee as the 2019 Herbert A. Simon Career Contribution Award recipient. It is the highest award in the field of political science for the study of bureaucracy and public administration. Read more.
Highlights report emphasizes depth, breadth of La Follette School's reach
The La Follette School published its second annual Highlights report in November 2018. The document showcases the many achievements of the school's students, faculty, alumni, and staff during the 2017-18 academic year. Read more.
Patrick Landers and Vanessa Studer

Students, alumni named PMF finalists
La Follette School students Patrick Landers and Vanessa Studer along with Casey Hutchison (MIPA '18) and Danny Benson (MPA '17) advanced as finalists in the highly competitive Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program. Read more.
Elizabeth Janeczko
Teacher turned La Follette student writing for local online news outlets
As a former high school teacher, La Follette School student Elizabeth Janeczko brings a unique perspective to her writing for Madison Commons, an online source for news and information about Madison's neighborhoods. Read more.
Alumnus, 2 others join Board of Visitors
The La Follette School welcomes three members to its Board of Visitors, including Jason Gerlach, a 1996 alumnus of the school and of UW-Madison's Law School. Eric Borgerding and David Lubar also joined the 15-member Board. Read more.
In the News
Professor Menzie Chinn, Failed tax-cut experiment in Kansas should guide national leaders, The Hill. Read more

Professor Tim Smeeding, The picture of poverty in Wisconsin, Daily Cardinal. Read more.

Faculty affiliate Cecelia Klingele, As New Panel Forms, A Look At The Issues Facing Wisconsin's Prison System, Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen

Faculty affiliate Alta Charo
As a genome editing summit opens in Hong Kong, questions abound over China, and why it quietly bowed out, Stat. Read more

Faculty affiliate Katherine Cramer, The GOP Sees Rural Voters as More Legitimate Than Urban Voters, Slate. Read more.
Donations of all sizes matter! 
January 24:  Revisioning Gender Regimes and Welfare States Past: the Male Breadwinner Model as Everyday Practice 

February 7:  Madison Alumni & Friends Reception

February 11Public Affairs Journalist in Residence Ayesha Rascoe, NPR

February 21: Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America: A Strategy to Reinvigorate Democracy, Fitch Lecture with Katherine Gehl 
Alumni News

After several years working on health policy and in public service, Sara Eskrich (MPA/MPH '15) has taken her passion for making a difference in a new direction. She now serves as chief of staff for Katherine Gehl and executive director of FixtheSystem-Wisconsin. Read more.

Ryan Baumtrog (MPA, 2008) leads the development of policy positions and initiatives at Minnesota Housing and directs the policy and community development activities at the state, federal and local level. Read more.    608-262-3581   |