Topic: Puerto Rico

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

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Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

April 8, 2019 0 comments

Puerto Rico has faded out of the public discourse as the captivating story of Hurricane Maria is replaced by the much less entertaining story of a long and slow effort of reconstruction.

Fernandez ’21: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico raises controversy over Miranda’s role in politics

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Fernandez ’21: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico raises controversy over Miranda’s role in politics

February 5, 2019 0 comments

On Jan. 11, Lin-Manuel Miranda starred in his hit musical “Hamilton” on the opening night of the almost three-week fundraising performance series in Puerto Rico. “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico was marketed as a huge effort to support the island’s people…

Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

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Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Seven months have passed since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a category four storm that tore across the island and left destroyed houses, cities and lives in its wake. Puerto Rico continues to experience the ramifications of the hurricane as the entire island lost power in a blackout yesterday.

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University of Puerto Rico students find homes in houses of staff, faculty

December 7, 2017 0 comments

In the wake of Hurricane María, random housing assignments were taken to a whole new level.

Panelists discuss amplification of colonialist effects after Irma, María

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Panelists discuss amplification of colonialist effects after Irma, María

November 13, 2017 0 comments

The University community engaged in a discussion of the issues different colonies in the Caribbean face after Hurricanes Irma and María.

Light reflected off the disco ball hanging off the ceiling of Aurora, which illuminated students dancing to the music of local Providence artists.

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Aurora hosts ‘Mi Gente’ benefit show for Puerto Rico

November 7, 2017 0 comments

Friday night, Providence venue Aurora hosted “Mi Gente” — a benefit show thrown to promote support for Puerto Rico.

Fernandez ’21: The crisis of higher ed in Puerto Rico

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Fernandez ’21: The crisis of higher ed in Puerto Rico

October 31, 2017 0 comments

In the wake of Hurricane María, the Brown community has led several efforts to provide aid to the devastated island of Puerto Rico.

Fernando Norat and Jennifer Mojica, who attend the University of Puerto Rico, will study this semester at Brown in the wake of the hurricane.

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University enrolls students displaced by Hurricane María

October 23, 2017 0 comments

The University has offered to enroll up to 50 students from the University of Puerto Rico for the semester, said Chief of Staff to the Provost Marisa Quinn.

Students provide support for Puerto Rico after hurricane

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Students provide support for Puerto Rico after hurricane

October 17, 2017 0 comments

Ten days after Hurricane María hit Sept. 20, Rafael Gonzalez Cruz GS heard from his mother for the first time.