Elizabeth Carr

Elizabeth Carr

Managing Editor

Currently Managing Editor, Elizabeth formerly served as City & State Senior Staff Writer (2011) and City & State Section Editor (2012).

Articles by Elizabeth Carr (61)

Metro

Ed. commissioner maintains positive outlook for R.I. schools

March 24, 2011 0 comments

Education Commissioner Deborah Gist expressed optimism about the implementation of federal Race to the Top funding and the current outlook for the state’s education program in front of the Rhode Island House of Representatives Health, Education and Welfare Committee yesterday.

Metro

Community reacts to closing of four elementary schools

March 16, 2011 0 comments

Delsa Marfeo answered the phone Monday night to unwelcome news. Her son’s school would likely close at the end of the year, a representative of the Providence School Department told her — and it remains to be seen where he will end up.

Metro

URI responds to bias-related incidents

March 9, 2011 0 comments

In response to recent bias-related incidents, University of Rhode Island President David Dooley issued a campus-wide memo Feb. 23 stating that hate-related behavior would not be tolerated. In the memo, Dooley wrote that in recent weeks, community members have shouted homophobic taunts from cars, written hateful words on whiteboards in classrooms, drawn a swastika on the forehead of a poster of Martin Luther King Jr., vandalized a mezuzah — which contains a scroll of Hebrew scripture — and written hateful statements in permanent marker targeting URI community members of Latin descent.

University News

Over 400 pay fee to add courses late

March 1, 2011 0 comments

Over 400 students typically pay a $15 fee to add a class after the online registration deadline each semester, according to Robert Fitzgerald, the University’s registrar. This year’s deadline to register for courses without a fee was Feb. 8, with the late period extending until Feb. 23.

Higher Ed

Twin River Casino seeks more games, revenue

February 15, 2011 0 comments

Twin River Casino, a slot parlor in Lincoln, R.I., is considering expanding to add table games such as blackjack and poker to its repertoire.

Metro

Protesters march in support of Egyptian revolt

February 8, 2011 0 comments

“Hey, Mubarak, you will see, Egypt, Egypt will be free,” protesters chanted Saturday afternoon at Burnside Park to show solidarity with the people of Egypt. The protest was organized by the Rhode Island Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation.

Metro

City schools shift attack on bullying

February 3, 2011 0 comments

In an effort to cope with a number of recent incidents, the Providence Public School District is reevaluating its bullying and harassment policy.

University News

Katz ’14 tells family tale in anthology

January 31, 2011 0 comments

Many students aspire to be published in the future, but after only one semester at Brown, Jaclyn Katz ’14 already has her story in a book. Or at least she will when Andrea Buchanan’s anthology “Live and Let Love” — which includes Katz’s short story about her family tragedy — is released Feb. 1.

University News

Athletics director will retire at end of year

January 25, 2011 0 comments

Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger will retire at the end of the academic year after 38 years with the University.  His decision, announced in an email to the Brown community by President Ruth Simmons Dec. 13, surprised many athletes. “I had no idea that this was coming,” said Andrew Pintea ’12, captain of the men’s fencing team.

University News

Program’s small size a strength, say medieval students

November 1, 2010 0 comments

For students in small concentrations, tight-knit seminars and personal attention are the rule, not the exception.

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