Word is coming from the Island this morning that students again are striking against proposed tuition hikes, fearing that the proposed $800 increase will place a university education beyond the reach of many.
At five o’clock this morning students blockaded [Google translation] the Humanities Division (Facultad de Humanidades) of the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico in protest against a planned $800 tuition increase. Administrators did not interfere with the student protesters, and the division remains closed at this hour.
Today’s strike was approved at a general assembly of Rio Piedras humanities students last week. In a separate meeting, students in the university’s Education Division voted to strike this Thursday.