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Two Canadian Rhodes Scholars
Last week The Daily Pennsylvanian lamented that Penn had yet again been shut out of the Rhodes Scholar race:
For the fourth year in a row, no Penn students have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
The results of the annual fellowship competition, which sends winners to the University of Oxford for a graduate course of study, were released Saturday. Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities are all well represented among the winners, sending six, three and two respectively.
In total, 857 students applied from more than 300 universities, and 32 were selected as winners…
This year, no students from Cornell, Columbia universities and Dartmouth College won scholarships.
Wrong they were. The College’s students may not have been awarded a Rhodes by the U.S. arm of the Rhodes Trust, but Joseph Singh ‘14 of Toronto, Ontario and Jonathan Pedde ‘14 of Regina, Saskatchewan have been named as Scholars from Canada. Congratulations, gentlemen!
Let’s hope that these two awards are a sign that the College’s arm that helps students apply for scholarships is upping its game. HYP has an impressive administrative machine that assists students in preparing their applications for the most prestigious fellowships starting in sophomore year. The results are obvious.
Read the College’s press release here.
Addendum: While Pedde went to Luther College High School in Regina, Saskatchewan, he actually hails from Indian Head, Saskatchewan.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…