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Harvard University

Rhodes scholars for Class of 2016 announced

The 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes scholars include a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, an Alzheimer's disease social activist and a Harvard University student who holds a Guinness World Record for balancing on an exercise ball.

The winners announced Sunday by the Rhodes Trust were chosen from 869 applicants who were endorsed by 316 colleges and universities. The scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years of post-graduate study at England's Oxford University starting next October.

The winners include Jennifer Hebert, a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team and University of Pennsylvania senior who is concentrating on the biological basis of...