By: Melanie Paola Franco Marrero/AMRC
Here are some of the articles you might have missed last week:
A group of student representatives – made up of members of the General Student Council, the Resident Council of ResiCampus and the Committee of RESIstance – of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (UPRRP) assured that, during a meeting held in May 21, the rector of the campus, Luis A. Ferrao Delgado, confirmed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) did not declared the closing of Torre del Norte as necessary. FEMA established that their role was only to evaluate the structural damages and the possible repairment costs, and the entity did not issue judgements about the structural integrity of the building nor it’s habitability.
Adriana Figueroa Díaz, student of the School of Medicine from the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM, in Spanish) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), founded the chapter of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation Puerto Rico with the purpose of creating conscience, educating and supporting people that suffer from the disease in the island.
Gabriela Rosa Hernández, Nicole A. Vargas Fuentes, Tiffany Rodríguez Cruz and Cindy Ocasio Mulero won scholarships from the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS), imparted by the Department of State from the United States, because of their knowledge in Russian, Portuguese, and Mandarin. Hernández, Vargas, Rodríguez and Ocasio will participate in an intensive summer program to learn the languages in Kyrgyzstan, Brasil, China and Azerbaijan. Also, the scholarship will cover their expenses including stay, tuition, food and excursions. The CLS is part of the Division of Education and Culture Affairs of the United States, specifically the Department of State.
In this investigation, Luis Joel Méndez González, demonstrated that, in a group of 263 participants, a 10.7 per cent of the participants of the unity of Arecibo use or have used Adderall.
On Wednesday’s column, written by Clifford E. Hourston Morales, describes the life of the typical university student, especially those who study in the University of Puerto Rico.
A group of residents and university students of Vieques and Culebra protested in front of the Capitolio last Wednesday to claim a better service of maritime transportation. Specifically, the collective Somos Más que 100 x 35 marched from the Pabellón de la Paz up to the Capitolio, and a second group walked in front of La Fortaleza.