Rakim Brooks ’09 named Rhodes Scholar

Rakim Brooks ’09 named Rhodes Scholar

:   Among the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars on Nov. 22 is Rakim Brooks ’09 of the Bronx, NY. The senior, who is concentrating in Africana studies, will pursue an M.Phil. in comparative social policy at Oxford University. He is one of three Brown students to be named Rhodes Scholars in the past five years.

Brooks has been an intern at the Center for Law and Social Policy and at the Brookings Institution. At Brown he has served as a writing fellow, on the UCS, and on the Task Force on Undergraduate Education. 

Rhodes Scholars are chosen on the basis of "high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor” – qualities endorsed by the Rhodes Trust’s founder, Cecil Rhodes, whose will created the scholarships in 1902. Each year some 1,500 students across the United States seek the coveted scholarships.

Read more at the Dean of the College Web site.