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Student Government forms at
Marking a major
milestone in Ashesi's history, the students of Ashesi
University elected the first leaders of the student
government. Ashesi's student government comprises
three branches: Ashesi Student Council (ASC), Judicial and
Electoral Committee (JEC), and Student Academic Committee
(SAC). Election results are as follows.
Maame Dufie Cudjoe
(Class of 2005)
President, Ashesi Student Council
Electorate: 136 students
Votes Counted: 94
of officers to the various branches of student government,
culminates a semester long process of designing a constitution
for student government, spearheaded by student founders: Seyram
Ahiabor (Class of 2005), Daniel Ofori-Dankwa (Class of 2006),
Patrick Quantson (Class of 2005), and Fatou Traore (Class of
Adzo Amegayibor joins as Associate Director of Career
March 1, 2005
We are delighted to announce that Adzo Amegayibor has joined
the Ashesi team as the Associate Director of Career
Placement, effective Tuesday March 1st. Ms. Amegayibor
deeply understands the liberal arts approach to education
and has had experience in both career placement and
admissions. She holds a BA (Cum Laude) in International
Relations from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Public
Policy and Administration from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst.
Her top priority this year is to ensure that our
pioneering class of 2005 continues to blaze new paths for
United States Ambassador to Ghana visits Ashesi
Feb 24, 2005
Her Excellency, Mary Carlin Yates, United States Ambassador to Ghana,
paid an informal visit to Ashesi University. Her visit
caused a great deal of excitement on campus, and was largely
interpreted by the Ashesi community as a reflection of our
institution's growing reputation. The US Ambassador's
visit came on the heels of Ashesi's approval for
participation in the prestigious Fulbright Program.
During her visit, the ambassador had the opportunity to
speak with students, faculty and administrators at Ashesi
University. She also took a brief tour of campus.
She was accompanied by her husband, John Yates (retired US
ambassador), David Queen, Director for Cultural Affairs, and
Nii Sarpei Nunoo, Assistant for Cultural Affairs.
Ambassador Mary Yates expressed great admiration for Ashesi's
progress to date, and predicted that Ashesi graduates would be
in high demand for employment opportunities, not only in
corporate Ghana, but also at international development agencies
and diplomatic missions operating in Ghana. She pledged to
work with Ashesi University on key issues to promote excellence
in education in Ghana.
Tour of campus
Shotokan Karate Club Begins Training on
Feb 24, 2005
Shotokan Karate Association (ASKA) has started training on
campus. The club meets at 4:30 PM every Monday and Thursday at
Building 3. Membership is open to everyone on campus.
Classes are currently taught by the president of university, who
holds the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt with the Washington
Shotokan Karate Association (see
Ashesi CS students design
"smart" traffic light
you were to ask the Computer Science Class of 2006 what their
expectations were for Prof. Anku’s Discrete Mathematics Course,
I am sure the last thing they expected to do was design a
traffic light to arrest the traffic situation at the nearby
Teshie Nungua junction. But that is exactly what they did!
their Java and Discrete Mathematics skills to the test, the CS
Class of 2006 wrote an algorithm for a “smart” traffic light.
The software they created uses data from motion sensors to
determine when traffic is backed up at an intersection and
adjusts the timing of lights to best manage to flow of traffic.
It is estimated that the construction and installation of the
traffic light system will cost approximately $100,000. The
cost of installation will be covered by advertisers who will be
allowed to place advertisements on the scaffolds that house
class dazzled newsmen and officials at a press conference
attended by representatives from Signals and Controllers, Ghana
Broadcasting Corporation and other distinguished guests. The
project was publicized in the Daily Graphic and was featured on
Kweku Sintim Misa’s new entertainment news show “Thank God it’s
Friday!” which airs on Metro TV. The Accra Metropolitan Assembly
has expressed serious interest in implementing this ingenious
project. Well done CS Class of 2006!
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