UWC Mahindra College monthly newsletter

Monday, August 29, 2011

Head of College's message

The first few weeks of term have been a whirlwind of activity for students and faculty alike!  With 114 new students on campus we have recorded a record total of 223. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011


The Mahindra College community has been deeply saddened to receive news of three recent tragedies, the deaths of Sylvia Gift Nabukeera (Class of 2006). Einat Tabori (Class of 2001) and Pema Norbu (Class of 2008);

New website

UWC Mahindra College is pleased to announce the launch of their new website:


which is an attempt to present UWC Mahindra College within the framework of the UWC organisation as a whole.

Each UWC constituent has an equal role to play in helping to present UWC as a coherent, effective organisation – one which is easy for people to identify and engage with. An indicator document, a follow up on the UWC style guide, has been distributed to all those working in areas of communication to help enforce these documents and the branding statement in general.

We hope you like and enjoy it. If you have any comments or suggestions please mail them to pfidler@muwci.net

Please note there will be no newsletter at the end of September. The next newsletter will be sent to you at the end of October.

Penny Fidler
Head of External Relations / Webmaster

Welcome to new faculty

UWC Mahindra College welcomes its new faculty members who join us from the US, Canada, Spain , France & India. Nandita Dinesh, an alumna of Mahindra College, will head the Triveni office, Ainhoa Orensanz will teach Spanish, Arvin Dang will teach Economics, Douglas Amwine English, Dr Oscar Avila-Akerberg Biology and Alix Petter French & she will also help out in the Triveni office.

Independence Day

UWC Mahindra College celebrated a wet Independence Day on 15 August 2011. The flag was hoisted by Dr Long who gave a short congratulatory speech which was translated into Marathi by the Head of Administration Ramesh Devmane. Sweets were distributed by Susan Long to the courageous few who braved the weather and the early Monday morning call to attend the celebration.

Student Profile

Yaniv Israel Class of 2012

Favourite quote: "Eat everything on your plate." my grandmother

Alumni Profile

Beth Wales Class of 2004

Summer programmes

MEZA was a 2 week summer program that explored these questions: What is culture? What does it mean to interact 'responsibly' with a community outside of your own? How does one culture influence another? 

Gomukh project

UWC Mahindra College is located high in the Western Ghats, an area of incredible biodiversity and culture. The valleys surrounding the college are highly cultivated, mostly for cash crops and rely on water flowing from the Mulshi dam for irrigation during the dry season. The social, economic and environmental problems facing the rural sector in India are immense but in a country that is changing so rapidly the potential for sustainable development is equally great.

You know you're in MUWCI when

You know you are in MUWCI when:

The Trial of Socrates

After an intense half-hour trial, the jury found Socrates guilty and condemned him to death. The accusers dragged up many obscure details from the Republic and used them to portray Socrates' interests as perverted. The defenders did an admiral job of defending his philosophy, but the jury deemed it as insufficient.

Liam Goodacre
Faculty Philosophy

Li Doshi swimming pool

Ever wonder who or what is Li Doshi? The Li Doshi swimming pool at Mahindra College was inaugurated by ace swimmer Nafisa Ali which was made possible through an endowment offered to the college by Mr Kwok Li, a graduate of UWC Pearson College in Canada.