Senior selected as first Rhodes Scholar from Univ. of Maryland since 1974

Fang Cao, computer science and physiology and neurobiology major, to attend Oxford University next year.
Lexie Schapitl
The Diamondback

When university senior Fang Cao was a child, his family slept on cardboard mattresses and lived in government-subsidized housing in London. After emigrating from China, Cao’s parents struggled to find jobs, attend college and raise their son while still mastering English.

His family moved to Montgomery County when Cao was 7, and more than a decade later, he will return to the United Kingdom next year as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, the first Rhodes Scholar to be chosen from this university since 1974.

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