March 20 Puerto Rico's governor on Monday
proposed measures to reduce anticipated budget cuts at the
University of Puerto Rico to $241 million by fiscal year 2021,
from $450 million requested by the struggling U.S. territory's
fiscal oversight board.
The measures, outlined by Governor Ricardo Rossello in a
letter to the board, include transferring to the university some
of the savings generated by upcoming cuts to healthcare
spending; allowing the university to earn revenue by training
public employees; and working with the island's Science and
Technology Trust to monetize the university's patents.
(Reporting by Nick Brown; Editing by Frances Kerry)