Lexingtonian Victor Yang named Rhodes Scholar


A Harvard student from Lexington, Ky., was one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States named Sunday, meaning he will study at the University of Oxford in England beginning next October.

Victor Yang, a senior concentrating in history and science, has focused on medicine and society in his undergraduate studies.

He is doing research to drive reform in Medicaid reimbursement policy, conducted a project on HIV/AIDS antiretroviral services in South Africa, and taught English in Bulgaria, according to a release from the Rhodes Trust in Vnenna, Va., which announced this year’s scholars.

Yang also is a U.S. presidential scholar, was elected as a junior to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a staff writer for the Harvard Crimson.

He will do the master of public policy at Oxford.

Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford and in some cases may extense to four years.

One Hoosier was on this year’s list of Scholars -- Mohit Agrawal of West Lafayette, Ind., who received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Princeton University last year and is now pursuing a master’s degere in economic policy evaluation at the University of Ireland.

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