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Update: Local Fulbright scholars

Here is my best effort at a comprehensive list of local graduates receiving Fulbright scholarships. As noted in previous posts, the Fulbright program, sponsored by the State Department, is the largest U.S. international exchange study and research program for students...

By Daniel de Vise  |  June 8, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Pedagogy , Service , Students  | Tags: Fulbright scholars, JMU fulbrights, UMBC fulbrights, UMW fulbrights  
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Florida college bests Harvard, Yale in Fulbrights

Six students at New College of Florida, a public liberal arts college in Sarasota, have been named Fulbright scholars for 2010-11, according to a release. Per capita, the 800-student college has produced more Fulbright scholars in some recent years than...

By Daniel de Vise  |  June 2, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Pedagogy , Research , Service , Students  | Tags: Fulbright scholars, New College Florida, fulbright students, top fulbright schools  
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Brother, sister from Shenandoah U. return to Haiti

Two students at Shenandoah University in Virginia, brother and sister, returned to their native Haiti last weekend for the first time since the earthquake. Shenandoah president Tracy Fitzsimmons, a political scientist by training who has spent years in Haiti on...

By Daniel de Vise  |  March 10, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration , Privates , Service  | Tags: Haiti, Shenandoah University, service  
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Local colleges send many to Peace Corps

Here's another ranking that casts local colleges in a positive light: several D.C. and Virginia institutions rank highly in the latest tally of colleges that produce the most Peace Corps volunteers. It makes sense, given the proximity of the D.C.-based...

By Daniel de Vise  |  February 4, 2010; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Rankings , Service  | Tags: AU, College of William and Mary, GWU, Georgetown University, Peace Corps, U-Va  
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