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Topic: Puerto Rico

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico Self Determination Act: A Step Towards Liberation

Columns, Opinions

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico Self Determination Act: A Step Towards Liberation

September 24, 2020 3 comments

This week marked three years since Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. It is a moment during which painful memories of collective trauma flood the minds of many Puerto Ricans, demanding that communities meaningfully reflect on where they are now and how they got there. 

Marysol Fernández Harvey ’21, a staff columnist at The Herald, is the sixth Brown recipient of the Truman Scholarship since the 2013-2014 academic year.

News, University News

Fernández Harvey ’21 wins Truman Scholarship

April 23, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Marysol Fernández Harvey ’21, a staff columnist at The Herald, earned a slot as one of 62 public-service oriented Truman Scholars across the country earlier this month, according to a University press release.

Fernandez ’21: Resistance must continue in Puerto Rico

Columns, Opinions

Fernandez ’21: Resistance must continue in Puerto Rico

February 13, 2020 1 comment

Puerto Ricans made headlines around the world in the summer of 2019, when massive protests succeeded in forcing former governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign. Coverage died down after this so-called resolution, and Puerto Rico once again was left in the shadows as the United States’ forgotten colony.

Fernandez ’21: Democratic politicians must do more to acknowledge Puerto Rico’s right to self-determination

Columns, Opinions

Fernandez ’21: Democratic politicians must do more to acknowledge Puerto Rico’s right to self-determination

October 3, 2019 3 comments

Puerto Rican issues have long been sidelined in D.C. Puerto Ricans are denied representation in Congress as well as the right to vote for president. They are unable to contribute to the decisions that affect them, and historically, their issues have seldom been discussed in mainstream political conversation.

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

Columns, Opinions

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

September 12, 2019 2 comments

This summer Puerto Rico made headlines around the world as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets in massive mobilizations. The U.S. press covered the initial stages of protest, but failed to stick with the story as the resistance evolved.

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

Columns, Opinions

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

April 8, 2019 1 comment

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

Columns, Opinions

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

February 5, 2019 2 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

News, University News

Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

April 19, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, University News

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

December 7, 2017 Comments are Disabled

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

News, University News

Panelists discuss amplification of colonialist effects after Irma, María

November 13, 2017 Comments are Disabled

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