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A Milestone in This Year's List of Rhodes Scholars

A record 22 of 32 US recipients are women

(Newser) - The class of US Rhodes scholars for 2022 includes the largest number of women ever selected for the scholarship in one year, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Of the 32 students chosen to study at the University of Oxford in England, 22 are women, the office of the American secretary...

Latino Student Makes DACA History
Latino Student
Makes DACA

Latino Student Makes DACA History

Santiago Potes scores an incredible academic achievement

(Newser) - Santiago Potes has made history as the first Latino DACA recipient to receive a Rhodes Scholarship—but he's far from bragging about it, CBS Miami reports. The Columbia University graduate gives all the credit to his elementary school teacher, Marina Esteva: "She was one of the biggest blessings...

Latest Class of Rhodes Scholars Sets a Record

21 of the 32 US winners are women, and almost half are immigrants or first-generation Americans

(Newser) - The latest group of US Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, reports the AP . In addition, almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of...

Yale Daily News Sat on QB Sex Assault Story

And considered calling for a private jet to be hired for Patrick Witt

(Newser) - The Patrick Witt sex assault story gets messier: The Yale Daily News, which was just last year named the one of the gutsiest campus newspapers , knew for months that the Yale quarterback and onetime Rhodes candidate had been accused of sexual assault, but sat on the story. On Jim Romenesko'...

Yale Coach Quits After Rhodes Lie Exposed

Tom Williams was never a Rhodes candidate

(Newser) - Yale quarterback Patrick Witt made headlines last month when he ditched his Rhodes Scholarship interview to lead his team against Harvard . But his decision was influenced by a fib from coach Tom Williams, the New York Times reports. The coach told Witt that he had been in almost identical circumstances...

Yale QB Ditches Rhodes for 'The Game'

Patrick Witt will miss finalist interview Saturday

(Newser) - Given what one might think would be a fairly straightforward choice between a Rhodes Scholarship and a football game, Patrick Witt chose the football game. It's not just any game, but rather a game known as "The Game": The Yale senior will lead his team Saturday in their...

Rolle Looks to Cash In on Rhodes Scholar Jaunt
Rolle Looks to Cash In on Rhodes Scholar Jaunt
brains + brawn = ad deals?

Rolle Looks to Cash In on Rhodes Scholar Jaunt

But everyone's wondering if year off will hurt his NFL career

(Newser) - Myron Rolle thinks he can make up the roughly $8 million he passed up by putting off the NFL for a year to be a Rhodes scholar with endorsement deals from companies enticed by his mix of brains and brawn. Rolle’s agents are working the phones, and have already...

Rhodes Scholar Rolle Picks Oxford Over NFL

Puts pro career on hold until 2010

(Newser) - Former Florida State star safety Myron Rolle is skipping the NFL to head instead to England's prestigious Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, reports the New York Times. Rolle, who hails from New Jersey, is the most prominent college athlete since Bill Bradley in 1965 to win a Rhodes scholarship....

FSU Safety Nabs Rhodes Scholarship

Florida State safety is the first major footballer to nab the honor in a generation

(Newser) - Florida State defensive back Myron Rolle has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship, making him the first Division I football player in a generation to win the nation's most prestigious post-grad award, reports the New York Times. Rolle will do a one-year masters degree in medical anthropology at the University of...

Republican Poised to Take Louisiana
Republican Poised to Take

Republican Poised to Take Louisiana

Review catches up with Jindal, likely first post-Katrina governor

(Newser) - A rare flash of hope for Republicans might be the man preparing to take over the nation’s biggest disaster area, the National Review writes. Bobby Jindal is running 35% ahead of any comer to be Louisiana’s first governor elected after Katrina. Jindal might seem a peculiar pick, but,...

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