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By: Alberto F. Rodríguez

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Good morning! Here’s what you need to know to start your week:


New interim president of UPR


The University of Puerto Rico’s Government Board appointed Dr. Darrel Hillman Barrera as the new interim president of the system. Along with Barrera, the new board will be composed of the new executive director Marcos Román, and two new secretaries of the University, Adaliz Pérez and Carmen Febres.


Mr. Barrera succeeds the former interim president Dr. Nivia Fernández Hernández, who presided over the University from February 17 to May 23 after resigning.


The position of interim president will be active for a maximum of three months while the Government Board elects the new president in property of the UPR.



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Two new nominees for the UPR Government Board


Governor Ricardo Roselló Nevares formally nominated Antonio Monroig and Luis Berríos Amadeo as the newest constituents of the University of Puerto Rico’s Government Board, having filled ten of the fourteen seats.


However, the administrative body unanimously requested the appointment of additional members.


Among those that have already been designated by the governor are professor Walter Alomar Jiménez, selected as interim president of the Government Board, and Zoraida Buxó Santiago as vice-president.


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Lawsuit filed against Fiscal Control Board and Government in response to UPR budget cuts


The Association of Professors of the Mayagüez Campus (APRUM) have filed a lawsuit with the Federal Court of San Juan against the Fiscal Control Board and governor Ricardo Roselló Nevares in an attempt to annul the fiscal plan certified for the UPR.


The legal document presented demands that the UPR be protected as an “essential service to the island”, that the fiscal plan be invalidated for “threatening its fiscal stability”, and that the approved budget for this fiscal year be amended to “guarantee the continuation of its educational services and its positive economic and social impact on the island”.


Supported by studies from acknowledged economists, the APRUM seeks to prove that Puerto Rico’s economic recovery “relies on the sustained and adequate investment in the UPR”.


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