Two students named Rhodes scholarsFourth-year College students Meiling Hazelton and Jonathan Beere have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University.
"We are all very excited about this news," said Katie Nash, Dean of Students in the College. "These two students could not be more deserving, and we're very proud and happy that they have joined the ranks of Rhodes scholars."
Hazelton, who concentrates in English Language & Literature, will enter a master of philosophy program in English literature, 1500-1660, focusing on historical and theological texts, paleography, bibliography and textual studies. She will conduct archival research for a master's thesis on gender, rhetoric and religion in Tudor England.
Beere, who concentrates in History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Sciences & Medicine (HiPSS), will enter the Literae Humaniores program, a legendary Oxford concentration in classics known more commonly as "Greats." He will study Greek and Latin literature, as well as historical and philosophical texts, as part of a long-term exploration of philosophical questions in ancient science and the history of math.
"The most impressive thing about these two particular students is the incredible strength of faculty support for each of them," said Susan Art, Adviser in the College and for Rhodes Scholarship applicants. "So many of our faculty members have recognized Meiling and Jonathan. These two have really been shining stars."
The Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1902 by Cecil Rhodes, a British colonial financier. It provides tuition and a living stipend to 32 Americans for two years of study in any field at Oxford University. Approximately 1,200 students from around the United States apply each year.