September 2012 Providence Poll: Voters Worry Over City Finances

Most Providence voters — nearly 86 percent — are concerned about the city’s budget issues but are divided on suggested ways to reform the current pension plan, according to a recent public opinion survey conducted by the Taubman Center at Brown University. The survey was undertaken in conjunction with the annual Thomas J. Anton/Frederick Lippitt Urban Affairs Conference, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Brown.

(Distributed October 1, 2012)

Richard Arenberg’s Op-Ed Piece in Boston Globe

Professor Richard Arenberg, expert on Senate rules and Adjunct Professor in Public Policy at the Taubman Center had an opinion piece published in the June 13, 2012 edition of the Boston Globe. Arenberg wrote in support of the filibuster as essential element of Senate procedure. "What we have seen in recent years is bad behavior, no doubt, wrote Arenberg, “But the solution for partisan bad behavior is not rewriting the Senate rules."

(Distributed June 14, 2012)

2012 Taubman Center Master’s Program Awards

Erica Brown MPP '12, A. Alfred Taubman Scholar (center) accepts her award from Jennifer Slattery-Bownds and Marion Orr of the Taubman Center:

On May 22 the Taubman Center named Erica Brown MPP ’13 the A. Alfred E. Taubman Scholar and Alexi Pfeffer-Gillett MPP ’13 the Darrell West Scholar.

Erica Brown’s policy focus is the role that education plays in alleviating poverty in the developing world. This summer she will be working with Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda to help design an intervention focused on women's empowerment, which will include a controlled trial to test the program. The aim is to improve health outcomes for women and children.

(Distributed May 29, 2012)
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