Here’s what you might have missed last week:
In collaboration with the Red Cross, students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Medical Sciences Campus visited several municipalities to offer free health services. This alliance benefits more than six thousand people in 11 different municipalities. This past week, the project visited the community of Coamo.
The president of the University, Jorge Haddock, announced that for the next year the UPR will have approximately $71 million less. He made the announcement in the local news after a reunion with the governor, Wanda Vázquez, were they discussed the institution’s situation.
“We have managed the budget responsibly with saving and new revenue, and we will continue doing so. We want to comply, but at the same time, we are not sure if can absorb that financial cut,” explained Haddock.
For this week’s Wednesday opinion column, the author directs his message to the governor Wanda Vázquez.
On Thursday, the filmmaker Sonia Fritz debuted her first exhibition, titled “Cartography of Sonia Fritz: migration and gender.”, at the art gallery of the University of Sagrado Corazón.
A group of students from the UPR at Mayagüez created small spheres that remove the chemical oxybenzone from the sea. This chemical comes from sunblocks and attaches itself to coral reefs and to tissue of different organisms.
Edited: Esteban G. Morales Neris