Here’s what you might have missed last week:
The Department of Justice obtained a search warrant on May 2017 to gain access to 1,553 pages of pictures, comments, and private conversations from Pulso Estudiantil’s Facebook account during the University of Puerto Rico’s student strike.
However, it wasn’t until this September that Pulso Estudiantil found out about the agency’s intervention to obtain information from their account spanning from April 26th to April 28th of 2019. The Department of Justice also gained access to both the Centro de Comunicación Estudiantil’s (CCE) and Diálogo UPR’s Facebook accounts.
Andrés González Berdecía informed Pulso Estudiantil of the court order on September 27th of this year and provided evidence of the Department of Justice’s intervention. According to González Berdecía, the court order was emitted to obtain proof about an incident in which several students interrupted the UPR’s Governing Committee’s meeting held on April 27 of 2017. The president of the institution at the time, Nivia Fernández Hernández, was present at said meeting.
Following complaints and reports made by students from the University of Puerto Rico’s (UPR) Mayagüez campus (RUM), the interim dean of Administration, Omar I. Molina Bas, held a meeting with the State Police to act against a man who has, allegedly, sexually harassed students in Terrace, Mayagüez.
The initial complaint stemmed from a tweet wherein a student reported an individual who was roaming De Diego street at Mayagüez on October 6th.
Graduate students belonging to the Program of Formative Academic Experiences—or Programa de Experiencias Académicas Formativas (PEAF)—demanded, during a press conference, that they be paid the money they’re owed for two months of labor as either investigation assistants or teaching assistants.
Despite the fact that their contracts have been in effect since August, they’ve yet to receive any pay.
In this week’s column, Crystal Negrón, one of our journalists, writes about the dangers of anonymous confession forums and how they facilitate bullying, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination.
In another one of this week’s columns, Randiel Negrón theorizes about modern forms of slavery in capitalist societies.
Ketsia Ramos, a puertorrican artist, found a way to create an accessible space for the arts with La Juntilla: Art and Literature Festival, which will be held on the 23rd and 24th of November in Taller Libertá, Mayagüez.
The Center of Student Communication—or Centro de Comunicación Estudiantil (CGE)—accused the UICC (Unidad de Investigaciones de Crímenes Cibernéticos) of violating civil rights by illegally gaining access to students who participated in the 2017 student strike in the University of Puerto Rico’s personal information and its student media outlets without their knowledge or consent.