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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)


City opens season for skating, shopping

November 29, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Along with freezing temperatures, winter also brings a host of festive holiday activities to Providence.

President Obama reached the 270 electoral vote threshold yesterday to secure the re-election.


Key swing state wins pave Obama’s path to re-election

November 7, 2012 1 comment

President Obama strung together key swing state victories in Tuesday’s election to win a second term as president of the United States, bringing to a close over a year of turbulent campaigning.

Brown students currently studying abroad present an international perspective on U.S. presidential elections.


America abroad: The U.S. election on the world stage

November 5, 2012 Comments are Disabled

When the American public elected Barack Obama to serve as the president in 2008, his supporters burst into celebration – not just on campus, but in the streets of Rome, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong, Jakarta and even Kogelo village in Kenya, home to Obama’s step-grandmother.

Science & Research

U. opens research center for veterans’ neuro issues

October 29, 2012 Comments are Disabled

The University officially unveiled the Veteran Affairs Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology Friday at a ceremony attended by government officials and members of the medical community.


Rep. Cicilline ’83 wins congressional primary

September 12, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island voters cast their ballots yesterday in the state primaries to determine the nominees for the Nov. 6 general elections. Given the state’s leftward leaning, most of the hotly-contested races were between Democrats vying for their party’s nomination. In some cases, Democrats selected in yesterday’s election will run unopposed in November.


State primary elections approach

September 6, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  Candidates in state elections have less than a week of campaigning left before the Sept. 11 primary, which will determine the party nominations for each race.


Chafee ’75 criticizes GOP’s rightward shift

September 6, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’16 introduced himself as “the nation’s only independent governor” in his Democratic National Convention address Tuesday night prior to First Lady Michelle Obama’s primetime speech.

U. raises payments to city in budget deal

September 4, 2012 Comments are Disabled

After months of tense negotiations, then-president Ruth Simmons and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras joined state and local leaders May 1 to announce an agreement on the University’s payments to the city. Under the new agreement, which was spurred by Providence’s fiscal crisis, the University will pay the city an additional $31.5 million over 11 years, a payment plan that amounted to an increase of $3.9 million for the 2011-12 fiscal year. 

University News

Web update: Taveras, Simmons announce $31.5 million deal

May 1, 2012 5 comments

Under the new agreement, the University will pay the city an additional $31.5 million over the next 11 years, a payment plan that amounts to an increase of $3.9 million for the current fiscal year, bringing the University’s total annual contributions to about $7.9 million through 2016. 


Facing shortfall, Taveras continues calls for U. contributions

April 23, 2012 Comments are Disabled

At a February press conference announcing the city’s potential looming bankruptcy, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras’ staff gave reporters a packet that included a page specifically devoted to explaining the contributions the University needed to make to help avert financial disaster.

Multimedia by Elizabeth Carr (14)