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

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
Cristina Bejan's (NC & Wadham '04) production of ECLIPSED, a wartime drama written by Danai Gurira, received a four-star review North Carolina's premier arts journal, the Independent.
August 9, 2018
Ralph Smith Promoted to Officer in the Order of St. John
July 26, 2018

After being appointed to the Order of St. John in 2013, Ralph Smith was promoted to Officer by Queen Elizabeth III on June 24, 2018.

Hazim Hardeman, Rhodes Scholar and kid from North Philly
"Never mistake our being first, for being the first that were worthy”
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Sun
May 11, 2018

Hazim Hardeman, Rhodes Scholar and CCP and Temple University alumnus speaks to the Class of 2018 at the May 5th Commencement.

Introduction of Fellows Initiates $25M Program in Partnership with the Rhodes Trust, as Part of $100M Commitment to Drive Scientific Leadership and Interdisciplinary Research
New York, NY
Schmidt Futures Press Release
April 23, 2018
Farrow honored as a winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service thanks to his reporting with The New Yorker on allegations brought against producer Harvey Weinstein
Stephen Daw
April 17, 2018
Learn About the Most Recent Rhodes Trust Alumni Activities & Initiatives
March 23, 2018
Nnenna Lynch (NY & St. John's '93) and Jim Hansen (CO & Merton '93) Receive NCAA Silver Anniversary Award
March 23, 2018
Josh Carpenter (AL & St. Hilda's and Oriel 2012) named Director of Economic Development for Birmingham, AL
February 9, 2018

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