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Bucks County Native Selected as Rhodes Scholar

Alexander G. Wang of Doylestown is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from throughout the country.

Oxford University, England. Credit: Getty
Oxford University, England. Credit: Getty
By Kara Seymour

A Doylestown resident has been selected as a 2014 Rhodes Scholar.

Alexander G. Wang of Doylestown is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from throughout the country, according to a press release from the Rhodes Trust. Wang is a senior at New York University Abu Dhabi, where he is majoring in social research and public policy, according to his bio. 

A Truman Scholar, Wang is at the top of his class academically and has co-authored a paper on politics, gender and religion in Turkey and the U.S., his bio says. He has assisted in teaching and research at Princeton, Harvard and Columbia, primarily in sociology and migration studies.

Wang has devoted considerable work to improve the living conditions of immigrant workers in Abu Dhabi, according to his bio. He founded and is editor-in-chief of a social science journal, and founded and serves as president of an organization coordinating volunteer opportunities across Abu Dhabi. He plans to do the M.Sc. in migration studies at Oxford. 

Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting outstanding students at the University of Oxford. 

"Established in 1903 under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world," according to the Rhodes Trust Web site.

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