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Queens College President and Students Help to Rebuild Puerto Rico

Towards the end of the Spring 2018 semester, applications opened up for the CUNY Service Corps Puerto Rico Trip, an all-expenses-paid volunteer Summer program which tasked students with working alongside other relief groups as part of the “New York Stands with Puerto Rico” rebuilding and recovery effort, initiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Volunteers from Queens […]

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New York State Picks up FEMA’s slack

In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria bore down on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico, knocking out power, destroying homes, and reaping an estimated death toll of about three thousand souls. The destruction motivated more than 135,000 Puerto Ricans to flea the island, and relocate to the mainland United States.   Many US citizens […]

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