Education: How to Be a Rhodes Scholar

In the 52 years since they were first awarded, 1,478 Rhodes scholarships have gone to Americans, but only twelve of these students we,re from Roman Catholic campuses. Does that mean that the program discriminates against Catholic colleges? In the current America, Jesuit weekly, Education Editor Neil G. McCluskey makes an answer: no. In the process he makes some pertinent observations on how Rhodes scholars are born.

"As would be expected," says McCluskey, "a few of the traditional liberal-arts strongholds have consistently gobbled up the lion's share [of scholarships]. Five schools account for slightly over...

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