UW senior named Rhodes Scholar

Selby Rodriguez
The Badger Herald
Madison, WI

A University of Wisconsin senior will be packing her bags along with 31 students from around the U.S. to continue her studies at Oxford this October after being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship announced Saturday.

Alexis Brown, a senior majoring in English and history from Algonquin, Ill., was named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar Saturday, according to a statement from The Office for the American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust.

Associate Vice Chancellor for General Educational Administration Aaron Brower said the university is proud of Brown’s success.

“Alexis is just a fantastic student,” Brower said. “We’re very proud of her and her accomplishment and can’t wait to see what she does next.”

In addition to her studies, Brown is founder and editor of The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism. She also tutors children from low income households, is a writing fellow at UW and has worked for The Madison Review, the statement said.

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