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Save the Date: Myrna Hague in Concert

Save the Date: Myrna Hague in Concert

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GIVING HONOUR

In 1965, the University of the West Indies (UWI) gave its first Honorary Degree to the Chancellor of London University, Queen Elizabeth, mother of the reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth 2. London had nurtured the University College of the West Indies (UCWI) until it gained its independence in 1962.

HISTORY MONTH FOR UWI TOO

The month of February has attracted many designations, Black History Month not the least. So perhaps it’s appropriate that this is the month when the University of the West Indies (UWI), whose motto proclaims it ‘A Light Rising in the West’, commemorates its existence. The university opened its doors to students from across the Caribbean region, in 1948.
UWI Commemoration Day has been February 16 since the then University College installed its first Chancellor on that day in 1950. Recently, the celebration has grown to a Homecoming Week, this year celebrated early February.

FIRST GRADUATES: January 13, 1953

The UWI often talks about its first students – the fabled 33 students from across the Caribbean, 23 men and 10 women, who in 1948 were the pioneers of a tertiary education product that would grow to reach tens of thousands at a time.
But there is another group of pioneers – the first students to graduate from the then University College of the West Indies (UCWI).

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