Meet Columbia’s New Rhodes Scholar
Written by Bwog Staff
The 2008-2009 Rhodes Scholars have been announced, and Columbia’s very own R. Jisung Park of Shelton Connecticut has made the list!
Per the winners’ bios press release: “R. Jisung Park, Shelton, Connecticut, is a senior at Columbia where is a double major in economics and political science. Jisung has done research in tropical rainforest studies in Australia and has developed a cross-disciplinary course of study at Columbia in sustainable development. He serves on the editorial board of a journal on sustainable development, is an a capella bass singer, has taught English in Korea, and spent a year studying at Oxford. He will return to Oxford to do an M.Sc. in nature, society, and environmental policy.”
Congratulations R. Jisung Park! We look forward to congratulating you once again when PBK is announced.
Last year two Columbians were awarded the scholarship: Jason Bello and George Olive. In terms of inter-Ivy competition, Princeton was the big winner this year, with three students represented. Harvard was runner-up with two, and Brown, Penn and Yale tied with Columbia. Hear that Yale? Tied.