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Hurricane Florence Got the Support Maria Deserved

Hurricane Florence Got the Support Maria Deserved

By Paola Nagovitch, Abroad Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Top Stories

A reflection on why the coverage of Hurricane Florence should serve as a reminder of those that were left behind in the neglect of Hurricane Maria.

Hooked on Eco-Justice with ‘Ghost Fishing’ Exhibit

Hooked on Eco-Justice with ‘Ghost Fishing’ Exhibit

By Matthew Holman, Book and Theater Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

The recent poetry anthology “Ghost Fishing: Eco-Justice Poetry and the Diasporic City" has great impacts on both the contemporary and future fabrics of society.

NYU Denies Visiting Puerto Rican Students Additional Semester

NYU Denies Visiting Puerto Rican Students Additional Semester

By Natalie Chinn and Yasmin Gulec

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

President Andrew Hamilton responded to HMAP Students Initiative's request to continue HMAP for an additional semester.

Returning Puerto Rican Students Face Uncertainty

Returning Puerto Rican Students Face Uncertainty

By Yasmin Gulec, Natalie Chinn, and Pamela Jew

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Story

Students who came to NYU for a semester with the Hurricane Maria Assistance program reflect on their semester and talk about the upcoming storm season, Puerto Rican politics and the possibility of staying.

Visiting Students from Puerto Rico Ask Hamilton to Extend Program

Visiting Students from Puerto Rico Ask Hamilton to Extend Program

By Natalie Chinn, Yasmin Gulec, and Pamela Jew

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, University News

HMAP Students Initiative published a letter early this morning calling for President Andrew Hamilton to extend the Hurricane Maria Assistance Program for an additional semester.

Puerto Rico’s Crisis Is Far From Over

Puerto Rico’s Crisis Is Far From Over

By Paola Nagovitch, Deputy Opinions Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While some efforts for recovery have been made, Puerto Rico is still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

A Puerto Rican Perspective on Coming to NYU

A Puerto Rican Perspective on Coming to NYU

By Ignangeli Salinas-Muñiz, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Speaking Spanglish in one of the dining halls, sitting next to you in class or walking by you with a GPS app pulled up on their phones, eyes searching: new Boricuas are here at NYU. When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, it severely damaged the island’s universities and left students in a state o...

Reception Kicks Off Semester for New Puerto Rican Students

Reception Kicks Off Semester for New Puerto Rican Students

By Mack DeGeurin, News Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under News, University News

A reception and orientation was held for the 57 Puerto Rican students enrolled in NYU.

NYU Welcomes Puerto Rican Students

NYU Welcomes Puerto Rican Students

By Mack DeGeurin, News Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

NYU announced in November that it would launch the Hurricane Maria Assistance Program for students from Puerto Rico affected by the hurricane. It initially committed to accepting 50 students but will accept more because of the large volume of applicants. The students will study tuition-free at NYU for the spring semester.

New Scholarships Bring Hope

New Scholarships Bring Hope

By WSN Editorial Board

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After continued crisis in Puerto Rico, President Andrew Hamilton announced this week that NYU will offer at least 50 scholarships to Puerto Ricans.

The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

The Forgotten 3.4 Million Americans

By Paola Nagovitch, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Bickering aside, the U.S. and Puerto Rican governments need to prioritize the wellbeing of Puerto Ricans. The region must stop being politicized — 3.4 million U.S. citizens are suffering.

Puerto Rico Needs a Voice

Puerto Rico Needs a Voice

By Allison De La Bastida, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trump's reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas was exactly the type of response a president should have when dealing with such a sensitive matter. But, where was it in Puerto Rico?

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