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From CNN: Nearly half of this year’s class of US Rhodes Scholars are first-generation Americans

From CNN: Nearly half of this year’s class of US Rhodes Scholars are first-generation Americans

(CNN) – The Rhodes Trust has announced the diverse class of American students who will study at the University of Oxford beginning next year as Rhodes Scholars.

Collectively, the 32 winners mark the third consecutive year that the majority are minorities, and nearly half are first-generation Americans, according to the trust.

“This year’s American Rhodes Scholars—independently elected by 16 committees around the country meeting simultaneously—once again reflect the extraordinary diversity that characterizes and strengthens the United States,” Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, said in a statement…”

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Blog original posting on cnn.com | Written by Allen Kim | Updated 4:33 PM ET, Mon November 25, 2019