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:: By Hana Yoo, '07

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More than four months after Katrina and Rita ravaged the Gulf region, two groups of University students devoted part of their winter break to hurricane-relief efforts. Second-years Anna
Snoeyenbos and Abigail Mulligan organized a volunteer trip to Biloxi, Mississippi; the 37 U of C students who flew south worked from four to seven days with Hands on USA, a national relief organization. Eight members of the campus a cappella group Rhythm and Jews, meanwhile,
drove to the New Orleans area to give a seven-day benefit tour and work with Katrina relief group Common Ground....

For the fourth time in a decade, multiple Chicago students were named Rhodes Scholars this year. Fourth-years Maria Cecire and Nicholas Juravich and alumnus Samsher Gill, AB’05, received the twoyear full-ride scholarships to Oxford University, bringing the University’s total number of Rhodes Scholars to 42. Meanwhile, David Miller, AB’05, won the American Physical Society’s $5,000 LeRoy Apker Award for outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduates, and
fourth-year Stephen Brusatte became the 17th College student to earn a British Marshall Scholarship. Juravich also won a Marshall, but he turned it down for the Rhodes....

Fourth-year Diana Connett, a defender on the women’s soccer team, was named a NCAA Division III second-team All-American. Connett led her team’s defense in 13 shutouts, allowed rival teams to score only 13 goals in 23 games, and had two goals and an assist....

In a kinder, gentler move, and a nod to the federal New Year’s holiday, the Admissions Office extended the College application deadline from January 1, 2006, to midnight, January 3, in any time zone in the world. Associate Director of Admissions Gerald Doyle, AB’81, explained on the Uncommon Application Web site that those wishing to submit applications after midnight in their own time zone should specify which time zone they were using. About 1,300 applicants took advantage of the extension.