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University admits 12 students into Take Five Scholars Program

June 4, 2019
Yellow number five against a blue background.The Take 5 Scholars Program, unique to Rochester, allows students to apply for a tuition-free fifth year of study.

The University of Rochester will enroll 12 students into its Take Five Scholars Program this fall. Unique to the University, the program offers selected undergraduates a fifth, tuition-free year to complete self-designed projects unrelated to their majors and for the sole purpose of intellectual enrichment.

Thousands of students have been admitted to the program since its inception in 1986.

The 12 newly admitted students are:

Jeremy Atkins (physics and astronomy, and mathematics) from Holbrook, Massachusetts: “Worldbuilding: Theory and Practice.”

Tamanna Bhatia (psychology and biological sciences) from Lloyd Harbor, New York: “Gender-Based Inequality and Female Interpretation of Freedom.”

Thomas Culeton (audio music engineering) from La Fayette, New York: “Releasing the Writer Within.”

Samuel Hirschhorn (film and media studies, and psychology) from Newtown Centre, Massachusetts: “Contextualizing Jewish Identity: Israel/Palestine.”

Nathan Leopold (international relations and business) from Atlanta, Georgia: “The Workings of the Mind—Developing an Academic Understanding of My Own Mind.”

Quinnlyn Murphy (political science) from Manchester Centre, Vermont: “Japanese Film Analysis and Interpretation.”

Brina Patel (chemical engineering) from Jonesboro, Arkansas: “Go Green to Save Green: A Study of Environmental Effects on Society.” 

Adam Phillips (business) from Jamestown, New York: “Cultural Realities and Perspectives throughout History in Latin America.”

Molly Robins (audio music engineering) from Culver City, California: “Intersections of Film and Philosophy.”

Madeline Rose (English and linguistics) from Sterling, Virginia: “Constructing the Polis: Greco-Roman Mythology and the Development of Ethics.”

Jianing Song (biological sciences) from Harbin, China: “The Space of Art: An Exploration of Greek Architecture through the Lens of History, Philosophy, and Engineering.”

Jingxuan Wang (anthropology and economics) from Xiamen, China: “Religion and Chinese Society.”






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