The University of Texas at Austin
  • Liberal arts senior earns prestigious Marshall Scholarship

    By Robin Gerrow
    Published: Jan. 27, 2009
    Liberal

    Dhananjay Jagannathan, an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship to study ancient philosophy at the University of Oxford and classics and ancient philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Jagannathan, a Plan II Honors student majoring in philosophy, classics and linguistics, is one of 40 scholars from across the nation who earned the two-year scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom. Jagannathan plans to pursue a career as a scholar and a professor, dedicating his work to reforming inadequacies in public schools and higher education systems. His commitment to education is evident both on and off campus. He has volunteered as a mentor to elementary school students and has tutored in mathematics, chemistry, Latin and Greek at the university. He is a peer mentor and a writing tutor for a Plan II freshman seminar on Greek political thought.

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