The American Oxonian Special Edition: Rhodes, Race, and the Toast to "The Founder"

Two words and a wealth of history

In 2015, for probably the first time, graduating Rhodes Scholars didn’t give the traditional toast to “the Founder” at their going-down dinner. Instead, they crafted a new toast, meant to celebrate the ideals of the Rhodes Scholarship without celebrating the entire life and legacy of Cecil John Rhodes.

The Spring 2015 issue of The American Oxonian explores their decision, the many and varied responses of the Rhodes Scholar community, and the complex history of the man who created the Scholarships.‎ Click here to read the full issue.