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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1999
Two Los Angeles area women were among 32 American students named Sunday as Rhodes scholars for 2000. West Point paratrooper Melissa Sturm of Chatsworth and Jennie S. Han, a Yale University student from Mission Viejo, received the scholarships. Art and Linda Sturm said their daughter has been an overachiever since she began learning how to play a pint-sized violin using the Suzuki Music Program.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Midway through his election-night victory speech, Eric Garcetti turned toward the cluster of family on the stage behind him and invited his wife to step forward. He thanked her for "making our life work" under the stress of his run for mayor of Los Angeles, saying, "None of this would be possible without Amy Wakeland. " It was a rare moment in the spotlight for Wakeland, a powerful player in Garcetti's political life but one who fiercely guards their family's privacy. With Garcetti's inauguration five weeks away, Wakeland, 43, will soon need to reconcile her fondness for a low profile with the platform that her husband's position will offer to advance causes that she has worked on for years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1989 | YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Escondido woman is one of 32 Americans, and one of only two Californians, chosen Saturday as Rhodes scholars. Amy D. Matthews, 21, an English major in her senior year at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, said the encouragement of her parents, Robert and Kaye Matthews, and the college's nurturing environment helped her achieve academic success. "Whenever there was something new I wanted to try, my parents always said, 'Yes, you can do that. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
As a 10th-grader in San Diego, Stephanie Bryson said, she was disenchanted with school, receiving poor grades and contemplating dropping out to become a professional surfer. But she eventually came to see the value of a higher education and entered Cal State Long Beach. In May she graduated summa cum laude and was class valedictorian. Her progression from rebellious teenager to serious scholar didn't stop there: Bryson, now a 23-year-old graduate student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., was recently named a Rhodes Scholar — making her the second Cal State graduate to receive the honor.
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January 22, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
Chefs often talk about how physically demanding their work is, about how drained and exhausted they feel after standing up, day after day, night after night, in a hot, cramped, pressure-filled kitchen. But I never thought of cooking as an athletic activity until one recent afternoon when a young friend called with the exciting news that he'd just won a Rhodes scholarship -- and told us that when the Rhodes interviewers had asked him what sports he participated in, he'd answered, "cooking."
NEWS
July 7, 1995
Sir Edgar Williams, 82, adviser to Rhodes scholars at Oxford University for nearly three decades. Williams, who served as warden of Rhodes House from 1952 to 1980, had now-President Bill Clinton among his charges in 1968 and 1969. During World War II he served on the British intelligence staff in Cairo and so impressed Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery that the leader named Williams his chief of intelligence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three young women from Pomona College, Stanford and USC are among 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars, entitling them to two years of study at Oxford University in England. The list of successful candidates, named from among 102 finalists in nationwide competition and announced over the weekend by Rhodes official David Alexander, president of Pomona College, also includes two California residents studying at Eastern universities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thirty-two men and women from across the United States have been selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2007, including five students with ties to California. The scholars were selected from 896 applicants endorsed by 340 colleges and universities. The scholarships, announced Sunday, are the oldest of the international study awards available to American students and provide two or three years of study. The students will enter Oxford University in England in October.
NEWS
December 9, 1991
Two Californians were among 32 American students named Sunday as Rhodes scholars. The winners of the two-year scholarships to Oxford University in England were selected from 1,059 applicants at 333 colleges and universities, said David Alexander, American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust, based at Pomona College in Claremont. The estate of Cecil Rhodes, a British philanthropist and colonialist, established the scholarships after his death in 1902.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an eye on a career in journalism and educational policy, Ganesh M. Gunasekaran never gave much thought to applying for a Rhodes Scholarship during his past few years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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November 24, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Thirty-two men and women from across the U.S. have won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships for study at England's Oxford University. Among the Rhodes winners are Florida State University football player safety Myron Rolle, who missed part of Saturday's game against Maryland because he was being interviewed for the scholarship. Rolle is a pre-med student and hopes to become a neurosurgeon. Scott W. Hugo and Christopher D. Joseph, both of UCLA, and Noelle R. Lopez of Santa Clara University were also selected.
SPORTS
April 26, 2008 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Chris Joseph's career is wandering down a road less traveled by other football players. Several of his former UCLA teammates are wringing their hands this weekend, hoping their names are called during the NFL draft. If not, their quest to land a free-agent contract will begin. But Joseph, a starting offensive lineman for three-plus seasons, is training to make the final cut for an even more exclusive goal -- a Rhodes scholarship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thirty-two men and women from across the United States have been selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2007, including five students with ties to California. The scholars were selected from 896 applicants endorsed by 340 colleges and universities. The scholarships, announced Sunday, are the oldest of the international study awards available to American students and provide two or three years of study. The students will enter Oxford University in England in October.
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May 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Cory Booker, a 37-year-old former Rhodes scholar, became Newark's first new mayor in two decades by a landslide Tuesday, ushering in a new era for the struggling city. Booker swamped his nearest challenger, state Sen. Ronald L. Rice, taking 72% of the vote compared to 24% for the lawmaker. "My city, our city, New Jersey's greatest city, Newark, N.J., has spoken," Booker told a noisy crowd of supporters at Essex Community College in downtown Newark. "Today, Newark, N.J., has embraced change."
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January 22, 2003 | David Shaw, Times Staff Writer
Chefs often talk about how physically demanding their work is, about how drained and exhausted they feel after standing up, day after day, night after night, in a hot, cramped, pressure-filled kitchen. But I never thought of cooking as an athletic activity until one recent afternoon when a young friend called with the exciting news that he'd just won a Rhodes scholarship -- and told us that when the Rhodes interviewers had asked him what sports he participated in, he'd answered, "cooking."
SPORTS
December 18, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
It seems fitting that sports pages across the country made a big deal about shortstop Alex Rodriguez accepting a staggering $252-million contract from the Texas Rangers while ignoring a shortstop who could have a greater impact in the years ahead. Jordan Krall, who grew up in Encino, played shortstop at Harvard-Westlake High and has started for three years at Amherst College, was awarded a Rhodes scholarship last week to study synthetic chemistry at Oxford University in England.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an eye on a career in journalism and educational policy, Ganesh M. Gunasekaran never gave much thought to applying for a Rhodes scholarship during his past few years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But friends and professors encouraged the 21-year-old political science major to try, coaxing the Woodland Hills man into a rigorous screening process. During the weekend, the effort yielded a handsome payoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2000 | From Times staff and wire reports
A 21-year-old college student from Encino and former scholar-athlete at Harvard-Westlake School is one of 32 Americans chosen to be next year's Rhodes Scholars. Jordan Krall, a chemistry major at Amherst College, is writing his senior thesis on creating a synthetic protein that will block replication of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Krall, a varsity baseball player for Amherst, foreshadowed his academic and athletic prowess while a student at Harvard-Westlake.
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