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Harvard senior awarded Cooke scholarship

Harvard senior Wenya Linda Bi, a neurobiology concentrator, has been selected as a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar. Along with 49 other outstanding college seniors from around the country who were awarded the inaugural award, Bi will receive a scholarship covering tuition and a stipend for living expenses. She will attend either Yale University or Johns Hopkins University Medical School to pursue neurosurgery.

Freshman has been selected for SSI

Harvard freshman Vinod Nambudiri has been selected from more than 400 applicants to attend the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Summer Science Institute (SSI) next month at Columbia University. During the nine-day program, students interact with nationally known experts in psychological research, get hands-on lab experience, and meet graduate students in the field.

Rev. Gomes honored with degrees

The Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes has received three honorary degrees this year: doctor of divinity degrees from Olivet College (Olivet, Mich.) and Furman University (Greensville, S.C.) and a doctor of humane letters from Mount Holyoke College. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, was the commencement speaker at Olivet College on May 19, and will deliver the address at Furman on Saturday (June 1).

Crimson runners earn All-American distinction

Senior distance runner John Friedman has been named to the First Team District I Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American Team. An economics major with a 3.874 grade point average, Friedman was the captain of the cross-country team in the fall, helping the Crimson to a second-place finish in the New England Champs and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Qualifying meet. Junior teammates John Meeker and Matt Seidel were named to the second team.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks