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Amherst Offers Visiting Program for Students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 has spent her morning discussing Early Decision applications—it’s a busy time of year for her staff—but another type of candidate is weighing heavily on her mind: students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The Effect of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Dry Forests

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More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink.

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Q & A: Restoring Wireless Communications to Puerto Rico and Remote, Disaster-Struck Areas

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New Data Suggests Increased Vulnerability for Island Countries

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The latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Rutgers Reflects: Five Years Since Sandy

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It has been five years since Hurricane Sandy claimed the lives of more than a hundred people and upended the lives of millions more along the mid-Atlantic coast. After the storm, New York City called upon the Rutgers School of Public Health to train residents on ways to safely deal with the aftermath. Dr. Mitchel Rosen, director of the Center for Public Health Workforce Development, created a program that educated thousands of New York City residents on ways to safely clean out and remove mold.

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Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery

Secure, stable health center funding urgently needed to protect the public’s health, says new report

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Wichita State University Student Uses Drone Imaging for Hurricane Relief Effort in Texas

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James Balman is an insurance adjuster and a Wichita State University Master of Innovation Design (MID) student contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He is an independent adjuster, contracted by a variety of insurance agencies to help assess damages and accurately process insurance claims. The software he had been working on during his time at WSU is now making a difference to the citizens of Rockport, Texas.

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Offers Tuition Assistance to Students From Puerto Rico

Students affected by Hurricane Maria and other natural disasters can apply to UWM via an alternative, indvidualized admissions process and potentially get in-state tuition for their first semester.

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St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Authorizes In-State Tuition for Students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Board of Trustees authorizes in-state tuition to students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by recent hurricanes.







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