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Two Knight-Hennessy Scholar Winners
Two alumni, Leehi Yona ‘16 and Asaf Zilberfarb ‘17 have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars, a new Rhodes-level scholarship initiative that endows 49 students from around the world for graduate study at Stanford. Congrats to two of the College’s finest international students (and what a shame that Phil ended need-blind admissions for internationals starting with the Class of 2020):
The Knight-Hennessy website noted the undergraduate institution at which each of this year’s 49 Scholars studied:
The scholars earned undergraduate degrees at 37 institutions, including:
- three each from Stanford University and Yale University
- two each from Brown University, Dartmouth College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Princeton University and Rice University.
No other school had more than one Scholar.
Once again, we punch above our weight.
Addendum: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program was funded by a $400 million gift from Nike’s Phil Knight (its total endowment is $750 million). Additional funding for cross-disciplinary leadership training came from Robert King ‘57, who completed a degree at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1960. King donated $100 million to Stanford’s King Global Leadership Program; he also gave $14.7 million to a King Scholars Leadership Program at the College.
Addendum: International students have, to date at least, been disproportionately represented among the College’s valedictorians and winners of prestigious scholarships.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
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…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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