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Harvard, Rhodes, Gender, and Fraternities

Elliot Gerson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Elliot Gerson

A key sanction Harvard has adopted in its opposition to single-sex final clubs is to deny their members endorsements for Rhodes Scholarships and other fellowships requiring the University's imprimatur.

What Cecil John Rhodes Will Said About Who Should Get Scholarships

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

In the wake of the #RhodesMustFall campaign, which resulted in his statue being removed from the University of Cape Town, students at Oxford have clamored for another statue at Oriel College Oxford to be removed.

Teachers' Beliefs Have the Power to Transform

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Karin Chenoweth

Whenever I talk with teachers and leaders of high-performing schools with large populations of children of color and children from low-income families, I am always struck by the strength of their belief that their students can meet high standards.

The Grassroot Project: College Athletes Educating Children to Help End HIV/AIDS

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.04.2015 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

The Grassroot Project (TGP) was started in 2009 by Tyler Spencer, an amazing young man and currently a Rhodes Scholar, whose vision was to use sports to educate at-risk youth in the community about HIV/AIDS awareness and education.

The Hole Truth

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
Jerry Zezima

I am not a Rhodes Scholar because I have holes in my head, but I recently became a roads scholar because I learned how to patch holes in a road despite being suspended after only 10 minutes on the job.

Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Up: A 2013 Rhodes Scholar's Formula for Changing the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.21.2013 | Home
MeiMei Fox

A self-described "Ghanadian-American dreamer" whose parents hail from Ghana, was born in Canada, and grew up from age five in the U.S., Joy is a powerful example of what one can accomplish with a can-do attitude and enduring commitment to making the world a better place.

From Englewood To Oxford, A Rhodes Scholar's Inspiring Story

Posted 12.01.2012 | Chicago

When the newest crop of Rhodes Scholars was announced in mid-November, the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side had good reason to cheer: it...

Helpful Advice for Rhodes Scholars (For the Rest of Us, Maybe Not So Much)

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley W. Bloch

In replacing aristocracy with meritocracy, are we really opening the gates of opportunity, or merely replacing one narrow ideal with another?

No Truth To 'Dumb Jock' Stereotype, Study Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The phrase "dumb jocks" is officially bogus, at least according to a new study out of Washington State University. According to the study, conduct...

Columbus Day Special: Colonialists And Conquerors (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Columbus Day may be celebrated as a patriotic holiday in the United States, but the man himself remains somewhat controversial. Some view Christopher ...

Obama Should Nominate Feingold Next to Supreme Court

Matthew Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Rothschild

Obama would do himself proud, and his progressive base proud, and the Constitution proud, by nominating Russ Feingold to fill the next vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Six Ways McCain Could Still Win

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Possibility #5: Sarah Palin reveals secret past as Rhodes Scholar; admits "hockey mom" thing was just a ruse -- to avoid being called an "elitist."