U. of Puerto Rico Is Closed as Hurricane Maria Wreaks Destruction

The University of Puerto Rico … destruction and despair! Campuses closed …. 💔🇵🇷💔

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A report by Samuel Hoisington for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The University of Puerto Rico’s 11 campuses and central office are closed in the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.

“The whole island is without power right now, and the destruction has been catastrophic,” Joseph Martinez Huarneck, the university’s director of communications, told The Chronicle in an email on Thursday. “The communications infrastructure has practically collapsed. Cellphone and internet service are unstable. TV and radio stations, except three or four, are unable to broadcast.” He said it was unclear when the university would be able to reopen. “It will all depend on when power is restored,” he said.

Additional emails to Mr. Huarneck and other staff members weren’t immediately returned. A message on the university’s website says: “Due to the effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, our services and communications are limited. We will provide…

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NFL Is Not Taking President’s Bait To Divide Over Players Kneeling During National Anthem

I’m not really a football fan yet I’m a staunch supporter of freedom of speech … isn’t that what the night U.S. of A is all about? Freedom??
Another unprecedented action/idiotic comments pushed backed by unity of people who care!! 🏈 … Drumpf is not but a POS! 💩

Gronda Morin

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The republican President Donald Trump has done it again. Just as his comments promoting a moral equivalency between hate groups and those who oppose them when he referred to the mid-August 2017 rally sponsored by hate groups in Charlottesville, VA which turned violent, brought peoples together in opposition to his racist comments, there has been a repeat reaction with his words against NFL players who kneel in protest during the playing of the US national anthem.

They are emulating the former pro-quarterback Colin Kaepernick who took the controversial stance of kneeling at a game while the national anthem was playing, in protest to numerous unarmed Black men being fatally shot by law enforcement.

In my mind, Colin Kaepernick has not been dis-respecting the US Flag by kneeling as he reminds Americans that the US judicial system has not been living up to what the flag represents in the area of racism…

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