Monday, November 22, 2010

Congratulations to Our New Rhodes Scholars!

Carolina seniors Laurence Deschamps-Laporte and Steven Paul Shorkey Jr. have won Rhodes Scholarships, the world’s oldest and best known awards for graduate study. Since the Rhodes program began in 1904, Carolina has produced 47 Rhodes Scholars so far. This year marks the seventh time that Carolina has had two Rhodes winners in the same year – and the third year in a row.

Updated: With Rhodes districts reporting Sunday (Nov. 21): Among all research universities, Carolina ranks fifth in the number of Rhodes Scholars in the last five years, behind only Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Princeton. Over the last 10 years, Carolina is tied for sixth, with the U.S. Military Academy and Duke University. In the last five, 10 and 25 years, Carolina has produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other U.S. public university.

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