Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 Named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 5:05 pm.

Nina R. W. Cohen ’12 is one of 32 outstanding students to be named a member of the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012.

Cohen and her fellow Rhodes Scholars were selected from a pool of 830 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities.

From the Rhodes website…

“Nina R.W. Cohen, Newton, Massachusetts, is a senior at Bryn Mawr with majors in philosophy and French. She also studied at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. Her thesis focuses on liberalism, republicanism, and the relationship of the individual to the state. She has been active as a volunteer and tutor, worked for the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and on mental health issues for the Massachusetts legislature and the American Friends Service Committee. Nina is a classical musician and is deeply committed to issues of disability. She plans to do the M.Phil. in politics at Oxford.”

News of Cohen’s inclusion in the Rhodes class was reported by The Boston Globe and the Associated Press.

Previous Bryn Mawr Rhodes winners are:

Emma Robinson (Bermuda): 1987
Carrie La Seur (North Dakota): 1993
Chenoa Marquis (Trinidad and Tobago): 2003

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