Back with a Marshall, Still Strong in the Rhodes

Thomas Wolf
Jon Chase / Harvard News Office
Melissa Dell Sarah Hill
Rose Licoln / Harvard News Office Justin Ide / Harvard News Office
Swati Mylavarapu Kazi Sabeel Rahman
Courtesy of Swati Mylavarapu Kris Snibbe / Harvard News Office
Peter Buttigieg Rachel Mazyck
Courtesy of Peter Buttigieg Kris Snibbe / Harvard News Office

Harvard's newest Marshall Scholar, history concentrator Thomas Wolf '05 (at left), of Pforzheimer House and Brielle, New Jersey, has restored the University to a list it missed last year for the first time in the program's half-century. Wolf hopes to pursue two M.Phil. degrees at Cambridge University. Meanwhile, Harvard led the Rhodes field for a second year with eight scholars. The six American Rhodes winners include four seniors. Melissa Dell, of Enid, Oklahoma, and Sarah Hill, of Bismarck, North Dakota, are in Winthrop House. Dell, who studies economic and gender issues in Latin America, is national director of the nonprofit College Matters, which helps students apply to college. Hill, a biochemistry concentrator, aims to become both a practicing oncologist and a researcher. Mather House boasts Swati Mylavarapu, of Gainesville, Florida, and Kazi Sabeel Rahman of Scarsdale, New York. Mylavarapu, who created a special concentration in development studies, has been president of the Harvard International Relations Council. Social-studies concentrator Rahman was editor of the Harvard International Review. Joining them are Peter Buttigieg '04, of South Bend, Indiana, a former history and literature concentrator with a passion for politics, and Rachel Mazyck, a University of North Carolina graduate now earning a master's in education policy and management at the School of Education. The other winners are Sixiao (Silas) Xu '05, of Cabot House and Christchurch, New Zealand, an applied math and economics concentrator who spent the fall term in Paris, and Ashwini Vasanthakumar '04, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, a former social-studies concentrator pursuing a master's in political theory at the University of Toronto.


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