BC Greenlights New Hire After Puerto Rican Alliance Protest

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Brooklyn College granted its Puerto Rican and Latino Studies department permission to place an ad for a tenure track hire. 

This comes off the heels of the department’s pleas, petitioning from students and professors, and a rally held on campus last month against PRLS’s tenure understaffing issues. 

“The department is pleased the administration recognized our needs and they granted us the tenure track hire or line, we can call it,” Professor Alan Aja, who chairs the PRLS department, told the Vanguard. “I was ecstatic and both honored that the community rallied around us to, if I’m going to be frank here, get us the bare minimum of five.”