Desperately seeking your grad stories

22 November 2010

seeking your grad storiesWe're sharpening our pencils for the bumper December graduation edition of Monday Paper.

Last year's edition was a huge success, thanks to the leads from the UCT community.

There were stories of triumph over adversity (remember Michael Tladi, the former street child who graduated with an electromechanical engineering degree?), parents capping their children, new doctors carrying on the family tradition, and examples of fascinating master's, PhD and postdoctoral research.

We'd like to do the same this year. But we need you to scout out the news.

Is your prof hooding his wife? Do you know of an octogenarian receiving a PhD for work on rare glow-worms? Is there a student who has overcome formidable odds to graduate? Are we capping the twin daughters of someone rich and famous? Is there a graduand whose grandmother from Iceland is coming to grad? Yes? Then send your lead (with names, the gist of the story, and telephone or email details of the candidate/s) to Helen Théron or telephone (021) 650 3735 by 1 December.

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