Students

Odede ’12, Posner ’09 to Build School in Kenya

Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jessica Posner ’09 are recipients of a “Projects for Peace Award” for their proposal to build a girls school in the Kenyan slum of Kiberia. The slum was Odede’s home growing up and a place where girls and young women routinely become victims of violence, mistreatment, and abuse of all sorts. The students, who received $10,000 to build the school, hope that the institution will provide both a refuge and an opportunity for girls who enroll.

Film by Hutton ’09 Gaining Notice at Festivals

Crude Independence, a documentary film directed and scored by Noah Hutton ’09 and edited by Hutton and Alex Footman ’09, has been featured at a number of flim festivals during the last few months, including the presitigious South By Southwest in March. Hutton is profiled in The Hartford Courant. A free screening of Crude Independence for the campus community was held at the CFA Cinema on Friday, April 3.

WESU, Youth Radio Project Featured

An article in The Christian Science Monitor features the community outreach being done by 8 student mentors with Middletown youth at WESU. The program, created by Mu Abeledo ’09 and Jessica Jones ’08, involves mentors teaching the participants how to operate equipment, refine their on-air abilities and broadcast their own shows live on WESU.

Men Hand #5 Amherst Season’s First Basketball Loss

In dramatic fashion, the Wesleyan Men’s Basketball Team gave NESCAC rival and nationally-ranked #5 Amherst its first loss of the season with a buzzer-beating, last-second shot from 30 feet away by Jeremy Kaminer ’10. Channel 30 reported the news and offers a video highlight provided by Wesleyan’s Athletic Department. The January 6th win was the Men’s first against Amherst’s basketball team since 2001.