Princeton Alumna Clifton and Seniors Lu, Platt and Soltas Awarded Rhodes Scholarships
Princeton University alumna Katherine Clifton, a member of the Class of 2015, and seniors Richard Lu, Cameron Platt and Evan Soltas have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.
They are among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford.
Clifton, of Honolulu, concentrated in English and completed a certificate in theater at Princeton. A recipient of the Martin A. Dale Fellowship, Clifton is spending this academic year in Belgrade, Serbia, writing and staging an original documentary play exploring hostilities between Serb and Roma people. At Oxford, she plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in Russian and Eastern European studies and an M.Sc. in forced migration and refugee studies.
"I feel so grateful for this honor and excited to engage fully the unique opportunities it involves beneath the 'dreaming spires,'" Clifton said. "I'll be spending Thanksgiving with my family at home this year for the first time in six years, and I feel immensely lucky to have so many reasons to be thankful."
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