Six from Harvard win Rhodes

Through awards, they will head to Oxford for graduate studies
Jennifer Doody
Harvard Gazette
Cambridge, MA

The six Harvard seniors study widely diverse fields, including computer science, Chinese studies, human migration, economic development, global health science, and math and science education. What they have in common is that they’re all incoming Rhodes Scholars.

They were named Sunday as recipients of the prestigious academic awards, among only 32 scholars selected nationally. Aidan C. de B. Daly, Julian B. Gewirtz, Allan J. Hsiao, Benjamin B.H. Wilcox, Nina M. Yancy, and Phillip Z. Yao, all members of the Class of 2013, will receive scholarships that cover the cost of two or three years’ study at the University of Oxford.

True local bragging rights, however, may belong to Harvard’s Quincy House, and more specifically to its sixth floor. Four of the six — Daly, Gewirtz, Wilcox, and Yancy — reside on that floor. Wilcox and Gewirtz are even roommates.

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