Apoyo a la UPR desde Connecticut

Son muchas y frecuentes las expresiones de apoyo a la UPR que han circulado desde fuera del País durante las pasadas semanas. !No es para menos! Tomamos nota de la declaración del Senado de la Universidad de Connecticut, aprobada la semana pasada.

Connecticut cuenta con  una población de 252,972 puertorriqueños y UConn posee un largo historial de colaboraciones con la UPR en pos de los estudios puertorriqueños.

En la resolución titulada “Resolution to Support the University of Puerto Rico Students, Faculty, Staff, and Researchers Affected by Proposed Budget Cutbacks” –de la autoría de lxs profesorxs Guillermo B. Irizarry, Blanca Silvestrini, Mark Overmyer-Velázquez y el candidato doctoral Jorell A. Meléndez-Badillo–el Senado Académico de UConn:

  1. reaffirms its historical partnership with the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Puerto Rico system, with the island of Puerto Rico, and with island and stateside Puerto Ricans;
  2. supports the student body, faculty, and staff of the University of Puerto Rico, in their efforts to solve Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis without resorting to inordinate budget cuts to the University of Puerto Rico and other public institutions, which risk diminishing the education and research capacity of a sister institution of higher-learning;
  3. urges the University of Connecticut to support the growing Puerto Rican student population at the University of Connecticut by buttressing students support services and academic programs, such as the Puerto Rican/Latin American Culture Center and El Instituto: the Institute for Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies; and
  4. proposes the creation of a faculty- and student-led committee in order to reinforce research collaboration, networking, and intellectual bonds with the University of Puerto Rico and support students at the University of Connecticut who have been impacted by Puerto Rico’s dire fiscal situation.”

Aquí puede leer la resolución completa con su extensa lista de firmantes y la presentación de sus proponentes ante el cuerpo senatorial, que aprobó a resolución unánimemente.

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