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Two named Gates Cambridge Scholars

Yale senior Fernando Rojas and alumnus Dhruv Nandamudi ’18 are among 34 Americans selected as 2019 Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge. Rojas will work toward an MPhil in Latin American studies and Nandamudi will pursue a PhD in biological science at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU). Since the first class in 2001, there have been more than 1,600 Gates Cambridge Scholars from over 100 countries who represent more than 600 universities globally (more than 200 in the US) and more than 80 academic departments and all 31 colleges at Cambridge.

Alumnae honored by YaleWomen

More than 200 Yale alumni, family, and friends gathered in March at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for the YaleWomen Excellence Awards. Moderated by distinguished journalist Joanne Lipman ’83, the panel discussion—which featured Anita Hill ’80JD and fellow Lifetime Achievement honorees Catherine Lhamon ’96JD and Ann Olivarius ’77, ’86JD/MBA—ranged in topic from sexual abuse and sexual harassment to the power of the #MeToo movement and the journey the women on stage took to their current positions as champions of equity.

Alumni receive graduate scholarships

Anthony Kayruz ’17, Seth Kolker ’15, Charles Stone ’14, and Zachary Young ’17 are among nearly 70 students from around the world who have been selected 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which provides full funding for graduate study at Stanford University. The program aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world’s most complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. KayruzKolker, and Young each plan to pursue a JD at Stanford Law School; Stone plans to pursue a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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