Two NC Women Among 32 Picked As Rhodes Scholars

An MIT student from Leicester who is days away from graduation and a University of North Carolina senior from Cary are among the 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars for 2009.

Alia Whitney-Johnson will graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in December, majoring in civil and environmental engineering. She is a Truman Scholar who was also named as one of Glamour Magazine's top ten college women in 2007.

In 2005, Whitney-Johnson founded a nonprofit business which seeks to empower young Sri Lankan mothers made pregnant through rape and incest.

Aisha I. Saad is majoring in environmental health science and Spanish at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has published articles in two major medical and health care journals, and interned at Cairo University's teaching hospitals and with the Peruvian Ministry of

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  • by Sheri Location: Jamesville on Nov 24, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    Congratulations to these two young ladies. Why can't this article be at the top of this website? I'm so tired of seeing so much bad news. Let's share more good news!!!
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 23, 2008 at 06:12 PM
    Aisha is also a Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC.

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