Author: Gwynneth Hurley

Class of 2019
I am a journalism major, specializing in public relations. My passions are reading, writing, and meeting new people. In life I hope I have the opportunity to travel and meet people from all over the globe.

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Richard* was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, when he was only 17 years old. When people in his village found out, he faced stigma from the community. “People would say, ‘Nakwia’s son will die in the next three months,” he said. Richard is now the national coordinator of the Positive Men’s Union […]

Fred Fred Ssenga’s daughter died in 2010. Ssenga had been sick and was afraid of what might be wrong with him. When his daughter died, he realize he could no longer wait to be tested for HIV. For testing, he went to the Skin Clinic at Mulago Hospital, the largest hospital in Uganda’s capital city […]

KAMPALA, UGANDA — On a warm Tuesday morning cups of hot tea and milk are passed out to nearly 100 clients sitting outside of an office at Mulago hospital, the largest hospital in Uganda’s capital city. A hospital employee in a dark blue jumpsuit speaks to the crowd in Luganda, the local language. The office […]


Game lodge stay leads to unexpected encounter.

Island villagers scrape by on fishing, brick making.

Momentary panic, canceled interview provide learning experiences.


Students start their first full week of reporting at the Daily Monitor.

Two tours and an art show rounded out a full day.

The group saw a few sites in the city before heading to Kampala to work.