By: Melanie P. Franco Marrero/JLDN
Good afternoon! Here’s what you might have missed last week:
- Students of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Rio Piedras win important advertising prize in Puerto Rico
Pablo Antonio Ramirez Santiago, Alondra Yari Negron Rivera, Esteban Morales Neris, and Yanitza Cruz Crespo won the bronze medal in the 37th edition of the annually competition held by the Association of Advertising Agencies of Puerto Rico, where participants had to develop an advertising campaign with a predetermined duration. They made a commercial for the company World Central Kitchen, in which demonstrated the purpose of the company and what it represents.
Mayra Santos Febres sympathizes with Lucia Zoé Martínez López, the former student who recently published her case on social media, and condemns the pattern of harassment in the institution. In a recent interview, the writer Santos Febres denounced impunity in cases of sexual harassment in university institutions and explained how difficult it is for her to understand that harassment dynamics are currently being perpetrated by teachers towards students.
- Students condemn taking final exams without electric power in UPR Bayamon
An university student revealed, through Twitter, the conditions in which they were forced to take an exam in the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamon. Also, the picture caught the attention of people like David Begnaud, a correspondent for CBS.
The Government Board of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) disagrees with the revisions recommended by the Fiscal Supervision Board (JSF because of its Spanish acronym) to the last Fiscal Plan, delivered on April 5, 2019. They also established that an additional increase “would be damaging to the postgraduate programs of the University and will difficult the student’s access to an affordable education”.
On Wednesday’s column, written by Sebastián Melendez Ortega, student of Philosophy, emphasizes that: «We have to let go of the fear of philosophy and eliminate stereotypes.»
The three UPR campuses of Carolina, Bayamon and Mayaguez submitted, on time, the informs required by the Office of the Women’s Procurator, after being fined last week. The Mayaguez campus turned over the required documents on the same day that the notice was issued. Also, Bayamon gave the report on Friday, May 17 and Carolina on Monday.
Marcos Pesante Colon, student from the University High School of the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, was chosen to receive The Gates Scholarship for showing his leadership and an outstanding average of 4.00 GPA. In addition, with this scholarship, the senior student will be able to pay for his university studies.
Computer Science for Girls (CS4Girls) will offer a summer camp free of charge for girls from ages 13 up to 16 in the UPR in Arecibo. Moreover, they will have workshops focused in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Priscila M. Malavet Alvarado, student of Journalism and Information at the UPR Rio Piedras, travelled, yesterday, to Arizona after receiving a scholarship to participate in an internship on investigative journalism offered by the Carnegie-Knight National News 21 program in the Arizona State University. Malavet will investigate the management of federal aid in indigenous reservations in the United States.