WJI Buzz - Bareebe, Cheng, McDill, Owens, Willard
May 22, 2013
Gerald Bareebe (Belz Fellow '09) is one of 14 doctoral students who received a three year fellowship of $60,000 annually from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. This is the most prestigious doctoral award of its kind in Canada. Gerald is at the University of Toronto and his research is based on case studies of recent developments in Rwanda and Uganda.
Evelyn Cheng ('10) will be a full-time summer intern with Global Times in Beijing where she will be writing and reporting daily as well as assisting with layout and other editorial tasks. Cheng is a student at New York University.
Stephen McDill ('06), a staff writer and video journalist at the Mississippi Business Journal, captured a first-place award in feature writing from the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press for “Moog Master,” a story on Mississippi engineer Bill Hemsath who invented the Minimoog, a popular first-generation modern synthesizer. McDill was awarded first-place for web photography by the Mississippi Press Association in 2010. He is a graduate of Belhaven University in Jackson. His video work is published at www.youtube.com/mbjournal.
Tiffany Owens ('11) is a recipient of the 2013 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship. Tiffany works as aWorld magazine correspondent in North Carolina. Her fellowship project will examine: “Bohemian Backlash: How trickle-down urban policies that favor the creative class hurt cities and what conservatives can do about it.”
Dr. Dallas Willard (1935-2013), former WJI teacher went to his glory on May 8, 2013. Dr. Willard, professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and author of the very popular book on spirituality and discipleship, The Divine Conspiracy, taught in our Los Angeles course in the early years of WJI. A very busy scholar and writer, it was an honor to have him interact with our young journalists over the days he taught. He was a gentle and gracious man with a gift of making life with Jesus understandable and challenging at the same time.
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