On the Quads
Two College alumni have joined the ranks of Bill
Clinton, Naomi Wolf, and Wesley Clark.
Rhodes Scholarship winners Ian Desai, AB’04, and Andrew Kim,
AB’04, along with 30 other Americans, will receive tuition
and a living stipend to study at Oxford University for two years.
Desai, an ancient-studies major, plans to explore the modern and
ancient links between South Asia and Greece. Kim, a political-science
major, will study refugee issues and human rights. Desai and Kim
bring Chicago’s Rhodes total to 39....
Chosen from 600 submissions, “The Burden
of Lightness,” an essay examining the relationship
between ethics and literature by
Peter Erickson, ’05, won the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics.
Erickson, an interdisciplinary-studies-in-the-humanities major,
will spend a year with Americorps before heading to grad school....
For those fourth-years who haven’t yet
made future plans, the Career and Placement Services office provides
a few helpful stats: Of last year’s students who graduated
without a job, 70 percent had waited until spring quarter
to begin an employment search. For those who did land work, finding
the position took between four and nine months. Personal connections,
campus contacts, and internship experience were the most effective
Off to start a new job at St. Lawrence University,
former women’s basketball coach Jennifer Kroll announced her
resignation only two weeks before scheduled
practices. Kroll’s replacement, assistant coach Aaron
Rousell, told the Maroon, “We may be undersized and
we may struggle some on the boards, but toughness can go a long
way in covering up any size disadvantages.”...
Taking advantage of a biological quirk,
fourth-year Mel Grubbe hopes to enter the Guinness book of world
records as having the longest eyelash
on record. Measuring almost three
inches, Grubbe says, the lash has been growing for about a year.
“I want to put that I have a record on my law-school application,”
she told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Who else is going
to be able to say that?”—A.L.M.