From the Chronicle of Higher Education . . .
The Puerto Rican Association of University Professors began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday in support of students at the University of Puerto Rico who have clashed with the police during recent protests against an $800 special fee, according to the Associated Press. The association, along with a group of nonteaching employees, is demanding an end to the police presence on the campus. María Gisela Rosado, president of the professors’ association, told Primera Hora that “the university isn’t safe with the police presence.” The group’s involvement followed recent reports of violent confrontations between students and police officers on the Río Piedras campus, in San Juan. Ana R. Guadalupe Quiñones, chancellor of Río Piedras, said in a statement that the association’s strike was illegal and that “in collaboration with the police of Puerto Rico,” the university would continue to take “all legitimate measures” to maintain institutional order.