Black Student at Macalester College Wins Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship

Last week JBHE reported that three African Americans won prestigious Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at Oxford University. But there is a fourth black student who won a Rhodes Scholarship.

Michael Waul, a senior at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, won the only Rhodes Scholarship awarded this year to a resident of a Caribbean nation. Waul, a native of Jamaica, is majoring in biochemistry at Macalester with a minor in geography. At Oxford, Waul will pursue a two-year master’s degree in medicinal chemistry.