James McAuley Awarded Marshall Scholarship

Sole Harvard winner among 36 new scholars

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission has announced the 2012 class of 36 Marshall Scholars, who will pursue their studies in England. The sole Harvard student to win a scholarship is James K. McAuley ’12, of Currier House and Dallas, Texas, who plans to attend the University of Oxford. A history and literature concentrator with a focus on modern Europe, McAuley is writing a thesis on Franco-American relations during World War II and the diplomats of Vichy France—the subject he intends to pursue at Oxford, as he works toward an M.Phil. in modern European history.

McAuley has written extensively for the Crimson, often on the arts and cultural topics, and served as columns editor and this year as an editorial chair. He was recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As a Jaromir Ledecky International Journalism Fellow, he worked at the International Herald Tribune during the summer of 2010, recounting his experience as “part aspiring journalist and, I suppose, part flight attendant of the non-Steven Slater variety”—in other words, getting a lot of coffee for people. Last summer, he interned at the New Yorker and worked as a research assistant for Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ph.D. '68. He describes himself as an aspiring journalist.

Princeton took bragging rights this year, with five Marshall Scholars.

Four Harvard undergraduates were recently named Rhodes Scholars.

Updated at 10:00 a.m.

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