Rex Nettleford Hall
Pilgrim's Guide 2013
3-4 Message from the Principal 4 Message from the Director of OSSD 5 Message from the SSDM 6 Hall Patron: Prof. Rex Nettleford 7 The Origins of the Hall 8 Message from the Guild President 9 Message from the Hall Chairman 10 Message from the Deputy Hall Chairman 11 Who is a Rexan? 13 Hall’s Community Principles 14 Fresher’s Laws, Hall Song and Freshers’ Pledge 15 Welcome from the Administrative Staff 16-18 Meet your Hall’s Committee Execeutives 19-20 Signature Page 21-24 Meet the Cluster Repersenatives 25 Fresher of the Year 26 Alumni Message 28 Rexan of the Year 29 Miss Rex 2013 30 Facilities at Rex 31 Security and You 33-34 Rex Year in Review 35 Rex Jargons 37 Internal Directory
EDITOR/DeSIGN AND LAYOUT Jervis Stone COORDINATOR Hadiya Harris CONSUlTANTS Craig Hitchman, Laurelle Taylor, Mikhail Williams PHOTOS Kishmar Shephard, Maya Wilkinson, Deranjay Simpson, Joel Nelson, Jervis Stone ARTIcleS Paula Powlett, Timar Jackson, Terina Dryden, Amiel Mohammed
DO... • Advise members of household if you intend to be away for an extended period of time
MISSIoN STATEmENT The Office of Student Services and Development (OSSD). We stand ready to assist you in making the transition to university life and to developing your own talents and scholarship. Strive to become the best in your class and I guarantee you that it will reap amazing rewards in the long term. an effective communicator with good inter-personal skills. I understand that academic life is full of its many challenges. ROSE CamERON
Director . especially if this is your first time away from the comforts of your home and family. Be encouraged by the Mona Campus’ recent success at the 28th staging of the UWI Intercampus Games where we proved once again why our students continue to be the frontrunners in the Caribbean. undergraduates. culturally and environmentally responsible. tutors. socially. innovation and cultural diversity. explore new and creative ideas. innovative and entrepreneurial. and guided by strong ethical values. share your experiences and strive to be the best that you can be. So we urge you to utilize fully these offerings as they are bound to culminate in your becoming the distinctive UWI graduate who we envision will be a critical and creative thinker. and well grounded in his/her regional identity. professional and graduate programmes and capital development projects. We also bask in the successes of our students internationally. indulge in diversity. I hope you have a successful and rewarding academic year. that I extend a warm welcome to all new and returning students. the Campus will also be promoting its anti-violence campaign. IT-skilled and information literate. Mona Campus. being a young student of medicine living on hall.
. globally aware. I implore you to make use of this amazing opportunity as we all know a tertiary education is a privilege that should never be squandered.
which will hopefully transcend into the wider Jamaican society. And who can ever forget Hansle Parchment’s bronze medal in the sprint hurdles at the 2012 London. is committed to supporting the University’s Mission by creating a learning environment that facilitates and encourages the development and delivery of high quality programmes designed to foster the holistic development of the individual student. but rest assured that the entire University administration and academic staff are here to support you as you embark on yet another year of academia. the premier university in the Caribbean. Be proud young scholars of your achievements thus far and let us work
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together to make the Mona Campus the epitome of higher education in the Caribbean. The Mona Campus has had a long history of producing outstanding academic research and young professionals who have become trailblazers in their fields and I have full confidence that our new and returning students will continue to follow in this tradition.
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MS. In addition to embracing new forms of innovation in the coming years to enhance your learning experience. Guild and hall representatives. You have joined us at an exciting time in our history as we bask in our many accomplishments notably the increase in student numbers. and further keep in mind that you were chosen by the UWI because you exemplified the
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academic ability that we are inspired to nurture. We can easily point to Krystal Tomlinson who copped first place in public speaking at the World Universities Debating Championships in Botswana. The University is here to provide a learning environment. however it is integral that you also be motivated to take on this challenge. This campaign is geared at safeguarding our student population through the promotion of several peace initiatives. a wise decision which can only lead to greater successes. Mona. As someone who was once in your shoes. As your new Principal. as the new Principal of the University of the West Indies. never hesitate to ask for help from your lecturers.3
Message from the MESSAGE FROm THE Principal PRINcIpAL
Message from the MESSAGE FROm THE D IREcTOR OF Office of Students Services and STUdENTS SERVIcES ANd DEVLOpmENT
Olympics? Your success is of equal importance to us.OSS&D
welcome you warmly to the UWI. and as a teacher who has committed decades to encouraging students to achieve academic excellence. I am proud to be the head of a tertiary institution that supports individual thought. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to be inspired to question everything. We provide an array of programmes and services to accelerate this development. Mona. I congratulate you for choosing the UWI. We foster a collaborative and supportive environment on the Mona Campus and there are many services in place that can assist you when necessary. Also. critical thinking.
to 1a.. Remember Rex Nettleford Hall is the home of the ‘proud the brave and the strong’ and the administrative team including our resident advisors. • Observe visiting hours from 8a. met other young men and women. • Endeavour to keep your surrounding clean and tidy • Observe quiet time from 10p. I encourage you to make the most of this opportunity and create no boundaries or borders to what you can achieve. As a Rexan much is expected of you and as you articulate your own goals and objectives and pursue them in a climate geared towards positive values and attitudes. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have been accepted to the
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First Year Experience Programme to aid your transition into this phase of your life. instead ensure that you hone and develop skills and competencies that will engender a greater Caribbean community in areas of intellectual advancement and personally as you develop emotional intelligence.5 3 MESSAGE
Message from the STUdENT SERVIcES Hall Manager & DEVELOpmENT MANAGER
“Do not go where the path may lead. a readiness to learn. have lasted over half a century.. I look forward to meeting you all individually and collectively. and the values that they have embraced. as together we ensure that ‘This is your place to shine” becomes your mantra. the experiences that it provided. for many of you. it is also a thriving and lively centre of learning. Do not take this for granted. Have a wonderful time here. FIJ.m. as the latest cohort to enter the prestigious University of the West Indies and the walls of the dynamic and cultural mecca named Rex Nettleford Hall. in many cases.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson he above quote endorses my wish for you. we the management and staff are mindful of the adjustments that are required in every sphere of your life.
am happy to welcome the entire Fresher’s community that is entering the Rex Nettleford Hall for the first time this year. The FYE and many other developmental programmes will aid you with the tools to become the distinctive graduate that we hope to mould and form. to 6a.
Ralston Milton “Rex” Nettleford OM. The many programmes and activities from the hall and university are geared towards your holistic development. at the end of your time at the University of the West Indies. It is with that in mind that we have developed the
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fledgling institution. and a passion that will help you fulfil all your goals. And you will understand the fulfilment that always comes from service to others.
. For you as a Fist Year Student.m. my sincere wish is that you will leave here better and richer than when you came. you can use your skills to contribute to the improvement of our Caribbean society. University has been the foundation on which one’s whole life has been built. Consider that you are among a very privileged few of the population that will access higher education. There is always someone who will give advice. For many. I vividly remember my own experience of what was then the University College (UCWI). The Hall experience is a very rewarding one. A hall of residence is more than a place to live.2 February 2010
DO. I urge you to move forward with an open mind. OCC 3 February 1933 . Do everything to ensure you have a rich and culturally fulfilling experience while not compromising your academic goals. hall committee members and auxillary staff are determined to make this your home away from home. and they remain grateful for how it allowed them to develop. I am delighted and excited to welcome you to this Hall as you endeavor to create your own trail. I wish you well.m. As you start what I am sure will be a wonderful time of your life. and from sharing your talents so that you can have the satisfaction of knowing that.m. will be very new. and the excitement that ran through the institution in those early days. who had recently graduated from high schools across the region and formed friendships that. be there to listen when the challenges seem particularly difficult and offer guidance in situations which.
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DO. Dr. but also those that are faced by people on a national and regional level. She identified. After consulting with Student Services and Development Managers. state of the art multipurpose room. the group worked in coordination with the Executive Director of the National Housing Trust. the Rex Nettleford Hall. The Council takes great pride in undertaking initiatives that cater to the social. learn new about culture and build lasting friendships. As such. that while the University of the West Indies is renowned for providing a world class academic experience for all its students. However. Mr.7
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Message from MESSAGE FROm THE the Guild President GUILd PRESIdENT
experience that symbolizes the UWI as a true regional institution. Rexans proudly boast of a computer lab. Over the course of the next academic year. try new things. and formulated a plan to add new blocks to Chancellor and Taylor Halls. who has played your part in preserving and enhancing the legacy of this noble institution. The ‘Guild’ as it is affectionately referred to. far away from the ‘humdrum’ of Campus life and undoubtedly fosters good study habits which are vital for survival at this University. it is our intention to stimulate greater student involvement and activism on the Mona Campus. It is no secret that you are already among the region’s brightest and most promising minds. this idea was soon further revolutionised resulting in the birth of perfection. With nine clusters and large open spaces.the hub of all the hall’s activities.. much is expected”. I implore you to broaden your horizons by getting fully involved in the rich ‘out of classroom’
. as we work assiduously to create a unified movement that will champion the cause of student activism. The Guild Council on the other hand is a subset of the student population who are charged with governing all student affairs.
ex Nettleford Hall was first envisioned when the then Director of Student Services and Development. Take the time out to get involved in the wide range of extra-curricular activities. Located only a short walk from the Mona Bowl. the need for an affordable housing solution that would satisfy a large number of students..
Guild President . It is only through your dedicated involvement in this wide range of extra-curricular activities that are largely facilitated by the Guild of Students. This location is quiet and serene. Let me take this opportunity to assure you that the University of the West Indies is an intellectual mecca that is highly regarded as the fore-runner in the cultivation and stimulation of knowledge among the Caribbean people. Milverton Reynolds. We look forward to your maximum involvement and support over the next academic year as ‘Together we can make it happen’. It is important to note. laundromat. the hall is nestled comfortably in the foothills of the famed Blue Mountain Peak. • Communicate any concerns you have about security to your Resident Advisor
t is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the UWI Family. economic and academic affair of each member of the Guild of Students. that you will truly emerge as well a rounded graduate. and the Red Square. is an organization within the University structure. and is indeed Your Place to Shine. Carlton Lowrie and Mr. “to whom much is given. Peter O’Sullivan. as one of the University’s problems. Please feel free to give us your suggestions and comments. the task is on you to ensure that you undertake your academic journey with focus and purpose. the Hall is ideal for community life. Mr. of which you are a member and whose primary purpose is to advocate on behalf of the student body. took office in 1996. Thelora Reynolds. through a wide range of activities and initiatives that will seek to contribute active solutions to issues that not only affect us as student.
All you need to have in order get the most from hall life. We seek to be different with our innovative minds and we believe that greatness will be accomplished through education. The Strong. skills training & leadership opportunities. Brace yourself to be a part of REXCELLENCE. The Rex Nettleford Hall is an environment where your talents will be cultivated and your holistic development will be nurtured. Rex offers you many avenues of creative expression. You learn to adapt and be flexible. integration and participation. this hall and your time here will help you to find yourself and become independent. Rex provides a learning experience which fosters growth & development in everyone who steps through the top or bottom gates. is have an open mind. and look out for each other’s wellbeing. You learn how to follow protocol & things such as how to cook. We support each other in our every endeavor. This hall is a cultural conversion zone which makes living on Rex the best hall experience. Use the Rexperience to build a strong network of friends from every faculty. challenging times and self actualization. I urge you to consider yourself a part of a privileged few to be accepted both at the premier tertiary educational institution in the region and also to be one in the minority offered a place in Hall. BE BRAVE. skill-set. Rex allows you to be individuals. The Brave. your new home. This is the only hall which offers a multicultural. You should contemplate your future and make the most of the experiences you will gain by living on Rex Nettleford Hall. enthusiasm and the confidence to realize your dreams.. You will learn things about yourself that you didn’t even know you could do.
DO.” As Rexans. understanding the value of compromise. You learn to co-exist with other people
LaDY LaURELLE ‘Walkie Talkie’ TaYLOR
LORD CRaIG ‘PaC-maN’ HItCHmaN
Deputy Hall Chairman
regardless of their values. Living on Rex will be filled with wonderful memories. Allow me to help you transition into being Proud. The Strong. I am here to ensure that your stay here at Rex Nettleford Hall is comfortable. beliefs & dispositions. join one committee or one club or society. willingness to try or do something new while respecting your environs & fellow Rexans. Ultimately. BE STRONG.. we strive for excellence and live by a code which is to BE PROUD. Brave and Strong. I am looking forward to a remarkable year and to see each of you lend your support to achieve a next year of supremacy. As Rexans. The Brave. I dare you to try at least one sport. holistic experience which ensures every Rexan leaves the University a distinctive graduate. we move together & not apart. I promise that you will be surprised just how talented & skilled you actually are. Your journey to achieving Rexcellence starts here!
t is with the greatest pleasure that I welcome you to the University of the West Indies and Rex Nettleford Hall. united in the quest for Rexcellence. “The Proud. As a Rexan. • Keep your key and swipe card with you at all times • Keep your cluster and flat doors closed
. however the family you have joined will make every experience a pleasurable one. All while staying true to the Rex motto. embrace challenge with spirit. These ideals have made Rexans supreme. These friendships made on Rex will be lasting and will not only make every Rexan regionally aware but will open doors to future connections.All while staying true to the Rex motto. and nationality. “The Proud. I encourage you to be active during your time on Rex. I insist you treasure these experiences and use your time here wisely. it is my duty to ensure that each Rexan is given all of these opportunities.” As Hall Chairperson.9 3
Message the MESSAGEfrom FROm THE Hall HALLChairman CHAIRpERSON
Message from MESSAGE FROm THE the Deputy Chairman DEpUTY HHall ALL CHAIRmAN
elcome to the Rex Nettleford Hall Family! You made the right choice in choosing Rex as your new home. This is what Rex Nettleford Hall can do for you.
All a’ wi a one . Rexans acknowledge the struggle of our fore-parents and are committed to keeping their efforts and achievements alive through all our activities. engendering positive changes and upholding the feeling of camaraderie and pride. Rexans realize that individual nation building will result in the steadfast empowerment of our Caribbean Peoples.. but above that a great level of tolerance and a strong family bond. not apart. a heart of love. Furthermore. in thought and deed. A Rexan is not just a university student. Rexans are resolute in fostering the University spirit. A Rexan is culturally aware. but ‘a light shining from the West’ and will make this university their place to shine. Nettleford rumbling. “Rexans wi move together.. Rexans reflect. fortitude and an unyielding resolve are the essential qualities of a Rexan.who vex loss. courage. who believes that anything can be accomplished through education. regionally focused. integration and participation.” DO NOT. and globally conscious. an awareness of individualism and a distinct style.11
Who isA a Rexan? WHO IS REXAN ?
joyous spirit. Rexans vow that during their sojourn at this noble hall they will grow through excellence and make this university the premiere learning institution in the world. • Light candles or other open flames in your room • Smoke inside any of the Hall’s building • Remove or relocate any pieces of furniture
Members are also expected to demonstrate the highest standards of discipline. dogma. This is fourth commandment with promise.
We have come from near and far With potential beyond the stars Our talents we have to share Oh life’s challenges we have no fear Because Rexans we want to be The Proud. Thou shalt surrender thy services to the Empire. the dignity and worth of the individual. dedication. Thou shalt preserve integrity and respect as vanguards of thy manner. Thou shalt honour all the commandments that thy days may be long and prosperous in this. striving always after holistic and scholarly success.13
Hall’s Community Principle HALL'S COmmUNITY PRINcIpLES
Freshers’ Laws FRESHERS' LAwS
Dedicated to you the pilgrims. 1. Wear your maroon and gold when appropriate. to transcend the confines of your mundane realities and attain a holistic fervour that will take you through. strength and dignity We will face each challenge happily No matter what it takes Because Rexans we want to be
Blessed be the noble hall A gift to us from God’s strong hand Wonderful Hall our Fathers built for us May it always shine from the west Chorus Let’s rise and shine Oh Rexans let rise This University is our place to shine Together we will shine For we are the light That rises from the West Hall of beauty and of fame The name Rexans to us came Through our unity and harmony We will always shine from the West
. 6. races. thy days are surely numbered. and to disapprove the boorishness. to grow. Thou shalt preserve thy kingdom and the foundation of thy house and keep them from ruin and scourges of destruction. to foster the harmonious co-existence of the sexes. the Strong Motto we will adopt all the life long Maroon and Gold run in our veins For this Hall we will stand the pain Because Rexans we want to be With sweat. 2. 3. so shall thy regal raiment always be maroon and gold 8. 5. the sojourners. Thou shalt strive towards supreme unity and transparency in all works. your kingdom.
ith regards to day to day living. 9. 12. lest thou be deprived of the comforts of the kingdom. Empire and Kingdom and then to your individual house. Thou shalt honour the hierarchy and the procedures for order and grievance. Thou shalt not be wanton. 10. As thy banner hails. doom and dormancy. discord division. 4. For though the prospects abound with revelry occasion and opportunity. Hall members are expected to demonstrate respect for relationships. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself for we are “Out of Many One People” and sons and daughters of civility. 13. the need to socialize. that thy works shall be seen and justly rewarded. personal and community safety and also for the other areas of hall activity. discrimination. Thou shalt guard and command thy intellectual faculties. 7. religions and cultures. 11. ages. Thou shalt be loyal to your God. this reverend place to learn. those who have come to this kingdom. for thou art subjects of this kingdom and a people of diverse prowess. the Brave. Kingdom and house. privacy and property. wasteful and foolhardy with resources afforded to you. Thou shalt remember thy first duty as a scholar to the Empire. efficiency and erudition.
The Committee members distribute the household necessities to the various cluster DAC’s and are also generally responsible for the different hospitality aspects of Hall activities. We are happy to provide you with state of the art facilities including our Computer Lab. The committee itself. and all cluster and committee secretaries. create and circulate financial information on behalf of the Hall Committee. Off Campus lounge and living amenities.15 3
Welcome from the WELcOmE FROm THE Administrative AdmINISTRATIVE Staff STAFF
Meet Hall’s MEET Your YOUR H ALL'S Executive Committees EXEcUTIVE COmmITTEES
The Secretarial Committee comprises the Hall Secretary and Administrative Assistant. This committee stands for accountability and transparency and spearheads the formulation of novel fund-raising ideas and budgeting strategies. Its function includes to ensure that all minutes. The Treasury Committee is the monetary hub that funds most of the activities hosted by the hall. The Facilities and Maintenance Office is there for you to help in the event of those maintenance issues that will arise from time to time. I urge you to care for the infrastructure as they are yours and preserve them for future generations of Rexans to come.
Michael Mullings Chairperson
Matthew Titus Dep. motions and resolutions are immaculately recorded. this is no different. These facilities have been provided by the university for you to have a comfortable living environment and a home away from home. documented and disseminated at respective levels. We are glad you have made the choice of Rex and we look forward to a productive year. Laundry. and at Rex Nettleford Hall. We are the key in the communication from the Hall’s administration and Hall Committee to Rexans.
Samantha Haywood Secretary
Shanice Simmonds Admin. consists of all nine cluster treasurers who monitor.
Donahue Martin Treasurer Tanya Dixon Tashiska Dunstan Eleenor Smith-Rochester Kareem Constantine
DOmEStIC AFFaIRS COmmIttEE
The committee is in charge of highlighting the concerns of residents about the Hall’s environs to the administrative body and ensures the maintenance of the Hall’s infrastructure. Assistant
EmmERSON JOHNSON Operations Supervisor
elcome to the University of the West Indies and Rex Nettleford Hall. Chairperson
Meet Halll’s MEET Your YOUR H ALL'S Executive Commitees EXEcUTIVE COmmITTEES
The committee chairpersons coordinate all of the Hall’s sporting activities and ensures that athletes are prepared. and become model citizens of society.17 3
Meet Your Hall’s MEET YOUR H ALL'S Executive Committees EXEcUTIVE COmmITTEES
CULtURaL aND ENtERtaINmENt AFFaIRS COmmIttEE
The heartbeat of Rex Nettleford Hall is kept pumping by the activities of the CEAC through the vast collection of events it spear-heads. Your experience on Rex Hall will be rounded as we open doors through diverse cultural expressions.
David Fray Residing
Wade Brown Commuting
EXtERNaL AFFaIRS COmmIttEE
The External Affairs Committee is dedicated to the development of the hall through the development of its members. We accomplish this through volunteerism that stems in charity fundraisers and outreach programs. and also to give Rexans an avenue to develop. Chairperson
COmmUtING REXaN COmmIttEE
Headed by the residing and commuting Off Campus Representatives. The energy is kept high by the entertainment offered via fetes. equipped and organized for Inter-Hall sporting events. socials and lymes. this Committee’s primary objective is to keep the Off Campus Rexans informed about the activities on Hall.
Hadiya Harris PRO
Jervis Stone PCC
Garth Richards Chairperson
Christopher Romain Dep. The EAC aims to empower the recipients of our outreach.
Gabrielle Curling Chairperson
Paula Powlett Dep. It is fundamental in relaying information. while promoting the image of the Hall through social media. The committee seeks innovative and dedicated minds that share a common goal in ensuring Rex Nettleford Hall attains the title ‘Hall of Halls’. as well as work with the External Affairs Committee to execute programs designed to show appreciation to these noteworthy Rexans. Chairperson
PUBLIC RELatIONS COmmIttEE
The Public Relations Committee is key in the communication between the Hall Committee and Rexans. Radio Rex and the Rex newsletter. Chairperson
Kyrie Williams Chairperson
Deyontalay Bastian Dep.
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This has infused in us the desire to rise victorious and continue to strive for excellence. build strong friendships. ‘Liberating the Mind.” As Garveyites and McKenlians. A great mix of maturity and youth. inspiring you to reveal your true self and utilise your given potential. live. Representative
Melissa LeBlanc Dep. we are dedicated to the holistic development of ourselves. ambition and passion as a leader. sociable and genuine individuals
. our cluster and the wider University community
CLUStER 5 JImmY CLIFF
Curmira Gulston Dep. we are motivated and driven by the need to excel and always be the best at what we do. competitions and everyday life. Representative
“With confidence you have won even before you have started. laugh.21 3
Which Cluster are you WHIcH CLUSTER ARE YFrom? OU FROm?
CLUStER 1 WaLtER RODNEY
Kaydeen Wright Representative
Which Cluster are you From? WHIcH CLUSTER ARE YOU FROm ?
CLUStER 3 & 4 HERB MCKINLEY & MaRCUS GaRVEY
Tashana Walters Representative Joel Nelson Representative Ashley Reid Dep.
Kiera Sheperd Dep. So just like our patron Simon Bolivar and our Samurai affiliation. we proudly embrace Walter Rodney as our cultural stalwart because of his courage. we emulate humility and strength in defeat and victory with continuous perseverance as we tread our path to premiership
Cluster 5 is the proud home to the Jimmy Cliff Warriors. the Alliance is known for its ingenuity and perseverance when it comes to the revered cluster of clusters. experienced.” is a powerful summary of the spirit of the Warriors residing in this esteemed cluster. Representative
CLUStER 2 SImON BOLIVaR
Tiffany Grant Representative Wesley Williams Representative
Dane Allen Dep. eat and learn. we too are unified despite our varied cultural backgrounds and are passionate and proud to be “Rodneyians”. Through integration we showcase our talents. As “Rodneyians”. dedication. Similarly. Our motto. Engendering Change’. Representative
On Cluster 1. we form the Mighty Alliance which is one of the most formidable clusters on Rex Nettleford Hall. determination and a strong yearning for success is applied to our activities. Motivation. Representative
Quietly nestled between the Walter Rodneyians and the McKenlians we live by the motto. “Death Before Defeat. As a family. The Warriors can be often seen proudly clad in their fear-inducing colours of Black and Gold. We believe in Cluster Family life and in molding students into versatile.
we strive to be a revolutionist. We live by our motto “Liberty for all” as we seek to allow each person to develop. we proudly chant ♫Seven a di bess an’ everybody know. we face adversities. Fidel Castro. the Home of the SHARPITES. GO SHARPITES GO SHARPITES GOOO!♫
CLUStER 9 FIDEL CaStRO
Raheem Robertson Representative Audace Wright Dep. As we embody our patron. determination and support for one another. “A LIFETIME OF SACRIFICE . vibrant. Representative
Cluster 9 is home of the Rebels.23 3
Which Cluster areA you From? WHIcH CLUSTER RE YOU FROm?
CLUStER 6 LOUISE BENNEtt-COVERLEY
Jamaro Marville Representative
“Ashes to ashes. and stay true to the blue and yellow spirit. championing sports day and the domino competition almost every year. Like any family. where the Spirit. and motivated to work our utmost best at achieving our individual and collective goals.” Sharpites are known to be active. We are known for the best cluster yard. A LEGACY OF FREEDOM.purple and yellow. whose patron is the Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverley. white and blue always in our hearts. in honor of our patriot Toussaint L’ouverture. competitive. learn.
CLUStER 7 Sam SHaRpE
Adrian Palmer Representative
Welcome to Cluster 7. In the superior colours of Red. We live by the motto. We are a family of vibrant and talented persons from various backgrounds. We are encouraged to be well rounded. we rise like a Phoenix so don’t mess with us!” Cluster 6 is the home of the Coverleys. dust to dust. Representative
Jerome Wilson Dep. Courage. we are a family bound by the talent and high energy that only a rebel has to offer. “walk good me chile”. Incoming Coverleys. Representative
Cluster 8 has always believed in starting and continuing revolutions of success and Rexcellence. overcome obstacles and get back up after a fall. Representative
Brian Nemai Dep. we will proudly wear our colours. and showcase their talents and foster cultural integration. and excel in Academics. We are a cluster of tradition and true loyalty and with the red. Black and White. we prove that cluster 9 is one and we NEVER SAY DIE!
. and the unmatchable characteristics of Daddy Samuel Sharpe can be seen in its residents. and have fun as we work towards becoming the Cluster of Clusters! Until then. and proud Rexans.
Which Cluster are you WHIcH CLUSTER ARE YOU FROm ? From?
CLUStER 8 TOUSSaINt L’OUVERtURE
Peter-Ann Peart Representative Jumaane Cox Dep. With strong emphasis on the ideals of unity.
As a resident you will have access to a buffet of social and developmental activities that take place on the campus and in hall. Take advantage of this and build a strong support network of people who share your interests and will give you sound guidance and help. The zeal for team work and unity has taught me how to think differently about certain situations. The Strong”. On the other hand. realize how similar we are and to appreciate the variances which make each of us unique. On one hand you are excited about making it to University and having the freedom.. As alumni I can proudly say that this Hall has been home to some of the brightest and most talented young minds I believe the Caribbean has to offer. As a Rexan you are a part of the family of “eight hundred strong”. question yourself. I would choose Rex. The Rex Nettleford Hall is ready to love you for who you are and accept whatever talents you may possess. If given the choice to pick the Hall I want to reside on. You are only going to experience this once and I implore you to make the best of it while meeting new faces and appreciating the mix of cultures. challenge yourself but in all this have fun and make a positive contribution while here. During my course of stay at the Rex Nettleford Hall. Now is the time for self-discovery and self-actualization. you might be feeling overwhelmed by the thought of being far away from home for an extended period. what you get out of campus life will largely depend on what you put in. All the best in your studies!!!
y first year living on Rex Nettleford Hall has been an entirely new experience. you will not have many problems in overcoming these challenges. As with so many things in life. comfort and convenience which comes with Hall life. a hundred more times. I had the prized opportunity to meet. I implore you to participate in the various activities as much as your major allows you to.. I promise you. but also about developing individuals on a holistic level. I hope that
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Fresher of the Year . The Brave. The Hall atmosphere enforces that University life is not all about the academics.2013
am delighted to welcome you to the University of the West Indies and the Rex Nettleford Hall of Residence. This setting provided the perfect environment for us to learn from each other. Seize every opportunity to develop not only your mind but also your social and emotional being. To the first year students. Like most pilgrims you will more than likely be experiencing mixed
DO NOT. Congratulations on being chosen as a member of “The Proud. time and money.
Alumni Message ALUmNI MESSAGE
emotions. mingle and form lifetime bonds with a very diverse set of individuals. that if you pay keen attention to the information being dispensed. • Leave valuables in your room unattended • Install or use hot plates on the premises
. the challenge of adjusting to the new environment and the responsibility of choosing how you will manage your academics. partaking in these activities will not only help to relax and re-energize your mind and body but will also help you to develop the soft skills that will complement the knowledge you learn in the lecture room. share.25 3
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you open your minds to the future and know that every task given is just for your betterment and not to harm you.
These include Uber way. continue to chart Rex’s path to They showed me how to be brave in greatness. (FD14A) I may be faced with. We are always at the forefront of These are also my wishes for you. but above all else. and what I used ive yourself a round of to do before I stepped foot onto THE applause (Yes. Rex’s Funniest and I assure you that you will leave a Home Videos. Learn from the Dukes and Duchesses because the lessons being taught are all about helping you to transition into your new University life. I am innovative. Stay true to your values and find your own personal balance between your academics and co-curricular activities (both daytime and night time). “Others” and honest. Be the change you want to see Fashion Couture. I continued to learn. The answer to have given yourself a great those questions lies in what I am opportunity by being guided today. that is simply because YOU (current These attributes were always present PILGRIMS. It is your responsibility to to take pride in all of my endeavours. I decided to work in the Rex Mini Mart and quickly became supervisor. In just over 10 years of all manners of adversity and to be existence. Rex and the have just arrived to help make that many good Rexans showed me how history. may not work for you. and future REXANS) but I just did not know it. Rexan of the Year . #MAROONnGOLD
. I am may claim that we lack history but PROUD. and many more.2013 Now I sit wondering and reminiscing of who I used to be. You Rex Nettleford Hall. Iron Chef. In my 1st year. innovation by creating new avenues I challenge you to seize each and from which all students on campus every opportunity that comes your can benefit. do it now). grow and adapt to my new surroundings until I left the hall after serving two AmIEL ‘MR. What may work for others. I was bombarded with the notions of trying to adapt to this new lifestyle. industrious to join the Rexan family. BRAVE and STRONG. Avenger. Embrace it. Red Square Football. better person and maybe even a Rex Choirfest. Rex has established itself strong in faith against any tyranny as the cultural mecca on campus. CHIN’ MOHammED tenures as Hall Committee Treasurer.28
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The first step to Rexan glory though is orientation.
These facilities include the following: Laundromat: Opened daily except Mondays from 8 a. study and host events
. the study room is available for late night and day-time Botanical Park: Picturesque environment behind Cluster 8 for residents to lyme. quiet. The University of the West Indies is your place to shine so get out and don’t let anyone dull your shine !
Facilities FAcILITIES ANd and YOU You
The residents of Rex Nettleford Hall has the best facilities available to students. studying.4 p. Red Square hosts Frass Fridays. workshops. LAN internet access with personal work spaces.
Gazebo: A recreational area behind Cluster 6 and Clluster 5 for residents. Study Room: Spacious. dryers (operated by tokens). Rex Nettleford Hall and the University of the West Indies will open its arms wide and embrace and assist you in anything you want to try to experience. I laughed when I read it. what excites me and what doesn’t and I think that’s what university is all about finding out who you are :) As a regional student. I try to be a very approachable and open person so I hope that any Rexan can feel comfortable and come talk to me. the computer rooms offer printing services at an affordable cost. What are some of your plans as Miss Rex 2013 for the upcoming year? As Miss Rex Nettleford Hall 2013.m. To be honest I am not fully aware of who Paula Powlett is and I like that. One of the best feelings to have is to know someone supports you and being a part of the Rexan family and know 800+ people support you there is no way to describe that feeling.
Computer Rooms: Working with flexible opening hours.
Red Square: The centre of most recreational activity on hall. I also hope to work very closely with the Little Black Dress Society as my platform because I have some cool and exciting ideas I can’t wait to try. it is usually a buzz for seminars.29 3
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Who is Paula Powlett? This is a good question. The Multi-Purpose Room (MPR): One of the largest common spaces on the campus. Let me first say I absolutely love all of my Rexan family! Being able to interact with people from all cultures and walks of life . This facility is available at a cost of $100 per load. A laundry area with washing sinks and clothes lines are also located on each cluster. The laundry is equipped with state of the art washers.m. I hope to meet and interact with as many Rexans as possible. I hope to hear their ideas for anything that will push the hall forward. . I like finding out what makes me happy and sad. Lyming and many other activities.it is amazing. how would you describe being part of the Rexan family and how it has impacted you? Everything in life impacts you in some way or another and moving to Jamaica from Barbados and becoming a part of the Rexan family is no different. with a seating capacity of 300. air-conditioned and fitted with 26 individual cubicles. Becoming a Rexan has opened my eyes to so many different things I have learned so much about myself and I handle situations differently. Cricket. etc. What advice do you have for Freshers in taking advantage of the many opportunities Rex and the University? To all future Rexans I say find the balance and get involved.
. Make use of “Campus Escort” services when travelling between locations at night. develop a strong awareness of your community and your environment. Hall Administration or the Mona Police. jewellery.
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DO. Do not hang signs which indicate your absence and the time you plan to return to your room. Do not leave textbooks or laptops unattended. Report all crimes or suspicious activities On-Campus to the Mona Police. This is the quickest and most efficient means available to the security personnel differentiating you from the ‘bad guys’ or criminals. jog or go swimming alone. Always wear your student ID on your person. Remember. cell phones and large sums of money. Let someone know where you are going and when you will return. Do not tamper with locks. wallets and money out of sight. immediately. Keep all doors locked. Avoid poorly lit walk-ways or corridors. these hideaways are the natural habitat of criminals. Encourage your fellow students to be security conscious. Report unsafe practices in Halls to your Student Services and Development Managers. Do not leave your room door open. Do not scream unnecessarily. Be on the constant watch for potential danger. ext. Do not leave doors propped/ jammed open. a resident who enters or leaves the domicile after closing hours is responsible for securing the outside door. purses. Put valuables. Campus Security. Do not admit strangers. • Alert the security or other members of the hall if there is a suspicious character on the compound
. Promptly report any kind of activity that triggers your suspicion. Avoid travelling around with valuable items on display such as. report defects to the facilities office. dial 9358748/9. Maintain a keen interest in the security activities on campus. 2748/9 or 784-8881.. Avoid making rendezvous in secluded hideaways. Never walk. Be aware of unaccompanied persons who appear “out of place” on hall and report any such person to the Security Officers at the main entrance. • On Campus To enhance your personal safety.31
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• Halls of Residence Where applicable. the nearest Security Officer and to your Hall Administration For Campus Security. Be aware of persons or groups of persons approaching you. Mark or engrave all valuables with your ID number or name. habitual screaming lulls residents into a false sense of security. Avoid or be alert when approaching a clump of bushes or other foliage that obstructs line of vision.
Year in YEAR IN Review REVIEw
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Off Campus Day Versus Choir Fest Rex Iron Chef Hall Dinner
Breast Cancer Walkathon
Orientation Sports Day
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Swipe Hall Debates Miss Rex Drama Competition Red Square Football Dance Competition Jazz and Blues Uber Fashion Couture
Warriors (noun) Name given to the residents of the fifth house.. Seacolite aka ‘Seacowlite’ (noun) Name given to the smaller birds. Pilgrim (noun) Name given to the first year residents who have maroon and gold running in their veins. Red Square (noun) Open space beside the Multipurpose room where most co-curricular activities occur. Duchess or Duke (noun) Your female or male senior counterpart respectively. Spartans (noun) Name given to the babies at ABC Hall. Taylorites aka ‘Trailerites’ (noun) Name given to the pelicans of blue and white whose regular diet consist of fishes and smaller birds.
Special Rex Nettleford Hall Call Number:
. Clusters 3 and 4. Cluster 5. Their natural habitat is Irvine Hall Lord or Lady (noun) Title given to the male and female hall chairpersons respectively.
DO. Their natural habitat is Chancellor Hall. Revolutionaries (noun) Name given to the residents of the eight house. Cluster 8. Coverleys (noun) Name given to the residents of the sixth house. THAT’S YOU!! Prestonite (noun) Name given to the biggest fishes in the sea. Cluster 7. Cluster 1.Z. Their natural habitat is Taylor Hall Walter Rodneyians (noun) Name given to the residents of the first house. Irvinite (noun) Name given to the bane whose only call to fame is that they live on the oldest hall. also known as Peliduck. You are to show these individuals who have earned the title the highest level of respect possible. Her natural habitat is Mary Seacole Hall Sharpites (noun) Name given to the residents of the seventh house. • Take advantage of Campus Security’s escort service if you are traversing the campus alone or in group at night. Chancellorite (noun) Name given to the self-proclaimed mother-less cubs. Cluster 2. Bolivarian (noun) Name given to the residents of the second house. Cluster 9. Cluster 6. This title can only be given to a Rexan who is in their second year of study or above. Peliduck (noun) See Seacolite. Their natural habitat is A. Rebels (noun) Name given to the residents of the ninth house. Preston Hall..35
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Allies (noun) Name given to the residents of the third and fourth houses.
3739. 2346 Campus Police ext: 2310. 2962 Faculty of Social Sciences ext: 2220-2 Mona IT Services ext:2992.2961. 2628 Faculty of Law ext:2405.37
Internal Directory INTERNAL DIREcTORY
Cluster 1 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 242 243 244 239 240 241 233 234 235 236 237 238 Cluster 2 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258
Cluster 3 Block 1st F 2nd F A 261 262 B 263 264 Cluster 5 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 286 287 288 289 290 291 283 284 285 280 281 282
Cluster 4 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 273 276 278 277 274 275 269 270 271 266 267 268
Cluster 6 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 300 301 302 303 304 305 296 297 298 293 294 295
Cluster 7 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 307 308 309 310 311 312 314 315 316 317 318 319
Cluster 8 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 324 325 325 321 322 323 331 332 333 328 329 330
Cluster 9 Block A B C D 1st F 2nd F 3rd F 338 339 340 335 336 337 342 343 344 345 346 347
Computer Lab ext: 356 Top Gate Security Post ext: 351 Bottom Gate Security Post ext: 350 Rex Mini Mart ext: 376 Facilities Office ext: 227. 223 Canteen ext: 231
Extentions On Campus
Bursary ext: 2330. 2480. 3740. 2370 Faculty of Humanities and Education ext: 2627. 3745 Guild of Students’ Office ext: 2250
. 2993 NCB ext: 2264 Office of Student Finance ext: 2315 Office of Students Services and Development ext:2514 Student Administrative Services ext: 2733-5. 2331 Campus Security ext: 2748-9 Escort Service ext: 2748-9 Examinations ext: 2272 Health Centre ext: 2270. 228 Main Administrative Office ext:221.2448 Faculty of Medical Sciences ext: 2478-9 Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences ext: 2401.