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UT Professors to Fenves: Help College Students and Academics in Puerto Rico

Tue, October 3, 2017
UT Professors to Fenves: Help College Students and Academics in Puerto Rico
Professor César Salgado

Puerto Rican professors at the University of Texas at Austin have asked President Gregory Fenves to get UT involved in Hurricane Maria relief efforts by making the university a refuge for students and faculty battered by the storm.

letter signed by seven faculty members and delivered to Fenves on Friday cited as a model UT’s response to academic disruption in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The professors are asking Fenves to “offer lectureships, semester residencies, tuition waivers or emergency housing to students and faculty relocating from institutions of higher learning in the island” and to “waive all overhead fees for research projects funded by the NSF {National Science Foundation} or other such foundations.”

Read more here: http://reportingtexas.com/ut-professors-to-fenves-help-college-students-and-academics-in-puerto-rico/

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