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Isra Bhatty ’10 Selected as Rhodes Scholar

The Rhodes Trust announced on November 17 that Isra J. Bhatty ’10 has been selected as a 2008 Rhodes Scholar.

Bhatty graduated from The University of Chicago in 2006 with majors in economics and near eastern languages and literature. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a college junior and won many prizes for leadership and scholarship at The University of Chicago.  Bhatty founded a tutoring program in Chicago, was an English-Urdu translator of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, led a Chicago coalition on criminal justice reform, and has worked closely with Chicago’s inner-city Muslim Action Network.  She also founded and captained an intramural champion women’s football team and is a hip-hop artist and poet. 

At Oxford she plans to pursue a M.Phil. in evidence-based social intervention, with a focus on programs for people of color, immigrants, and substance abusers. Bhatty is also looking forward to working with the country's South Asian and Muslim populations.