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U of L Grad Preparing For Rhodes Scholarship

University of Louisville graduate Monica Marks is preparing for a move to England next year, where she'll enroll at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.The 23 year old Marks learned last week that she's among 32 people from the United States chosen for the prestigious scholarship this year, and the only one from Kentucky.

Marks graduated from U of L this year with a combined major in political science, women's and gender studies and philosophy. At Oxford, her studies will focus on the Middle East."It's like a masters degree, in modern Middle Eastern Studies, with a focus on Islamic law and comparative human rights law in the Middle East," she said.Marks is currently living in Istanbul, Turkey, where, under a Fulbright research grant, she's studying the history of the Turkish legal system.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.