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UVA Has Two More Rhodes Scholars

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UVA Has Two More Rhodes Scholars

Two members of the University of Virginia’s Class of 2014 have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars. Charles Samuel Tyson is the executive editor of the Cavalier Daily. Tyson is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and he’s majoring in English and Political and Social Thought. Evan Barrett Behrle chairs the UVA Honor Committee. Behrle is from Oxford, Pennsylvania, and he’s majoring in Government and Foreign Affairs. Tyson and Behrle are the 49th and 50th Rhodes Scholars in UVA history. The late Edgar Shannon (pictured second from right), who was a Rhodes Scholar during the 1940’s, was UVA’s President from 1959-1974. President Shannon and his wife Eleanor (pictured right) are shown greeting first-year students in September 1967. The photo of President and Mrs. Shannon at Carr’s Hill is courtesy of the University of Virginia. Two Arlington residents who chose private schools in other states have also won scholarships. Brian McGrail is a senior at Williams College in Massachusetts, where he majors in political economy and history. Emma Pierson is a June graduate of California’s Stanford University. She already has a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in computer science.