Scholars in the News

The editor and webmaster make every effort to be as inclusive as possible when noting Rhodes Scholars and Oxonians in the news. Many items listed here may also be published in the "For The Record" section of the print edition of The American Oxonian. Notices for web and print listings of scholars in the news may be sent to

Join Us For a Local Cider Tasting Event in the Pacific Northwest - Saturday, August 17, 2019, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
August 17, 2019
The Spring AARS Board Meeting will be held in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30-11:30am. Location TBD.
April 13, 2019
Dr. Sunita Puri's Book "THAT GOOD NIGHT: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour", is a Moving Memoir of Her Work as a Palliative Care Physician.
January 22, 2019
Dennis Hutchinson (CO and Magdalen '70) Honored for Years of Service Helping Select Rhodes Scholars.
University of Chicago Law School
November 15, 2018
Cyrus Habib (WA & St. John's '03) announced as a 2019 Helen Keller Achievement Award Winner by the American Foundation for the Blind.
PR Newswire
October 23, 2018
The Rhodes Trust and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS) held a reception in Washington, DC on Monday, September 24 to introduce the new Warden, Dr Elizabeth Kiss (Virginia & Balliol 1983).
September 27, 2018
Ralph H. Smith II Re-elected President of Association of American Rhodes Scholars
September 26, 2018
New AARS Officers Elected
September 23, 2018

The Association of American Rhodes Scholars is pleased to announce the election of new officers.

Leana Wen (MO & Merton '07) replaces Cecile Richards as the Planned Parenthood president. She won praise for her steadying hand as Baltimore’s Health Commissioner during the city’s convulsive protests in 2015.
NY Times
September 12, 2018
Katherine Larson (Minnesota & Lincoln 2000) has been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
September 11, 2018
Michael D. Waters' entertaining new book, "Departure Points: Essays from Youth on Oxford, Stock Cars and other Mysteries," includes anecdotes from his time as a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford.
August 30, 2018
A group of journalists and media executives, including Gordon Crovitz (IL & Wadham '80), are launching a tool called NewsGuard, a browser plug-in for Chrome and Microsoft Edge that transcends platforms.
August 28, 2018

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