Help for Puerto Rican college students has islanders worried

Feb 15, 2018 by

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It sounded like a scam at first. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island’s top students in a private jet and shuttle them to the Ivy League school to study for a year. And it would all be free.

Coral Murphy was suspicious, but she applied anyway. Even after the acceptance email arrived, she still had doubts. Reality set in only after she got to the airport and boarded the jet, where students were served sparkling water and sandwiches garnished with edible flowers.

“I’m still kind of in shock,” said Murphy, 20, a junior in journalism who is now in her second term at Brown. “I’m like, ‘Where am I?’”

 

 

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