Here’s what you might have missed last week:
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) got, for the first time, the 49th place on the Times Higher Education, that evaluates 150 universities of Latin America and the Caribbean. The first teaching center in Puerto Rico received 53.7 per cent among the universities in 12 countries between Latin America and the Caribbean that were classified.
On Wednesday’s column, Clifford Hourston mentions that “the graduates of the UPR and all of the university institutions must join more than ever to acquire the Puerto Rico that we have always wanted.”
- UPR rejects changes in the latest version of the fiscal plan certified by the Fiscal Oversight Board
The university’s administration submitted its draft budget for the next fiscal year and positioned itself against several of the changes proposed by the Fiscal Oversight Board (JSF, in Spanish).
After two years of uncertainty due to the financial instability of the institution, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed, on Thursday, the 11 units of the UPR.
In a press conference held on June 27 at the headquarters of the UPR, president Jorge Haddock Acevedo defended the proposal of income and expenses that have submitted $1,311 million for the fiscal year that begins in July, to ensure that it was the product of a job that began in December in the precincts to identify the real needs of the system. Also, the president of the public university system said that the UPR will end this fiscal year with a balanced budget without the implementation of measures required by the JSF.
Edited by: Jason L. Domenech Nazario