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Senior Named Rhodes Scholar

Melis N. Anahtar ’08 was named a Rhodes Scholar on Nov. 17. The scholarship will send Anahtar, along with 31 other students from around the world, to Oxford University for two or three years of graduate study.

MIT boasts more than 25 Rhodes scholars in total, according to the MIT Admissions Web site.

Anahtar, a mechanical engineering major, said the honor was unexpected but very exciting. She said she “wanted to study health and medicine” from a foreign perspective. She plans to enter Oxford’s masters program in integrated immunology.

—Arkajit Dey