A Philadelphia man pursuing a degree in African American Studies and Political Science at Yale has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars.
Tony Hicks led the Quakers with 19 points. Darien Nelson-Henry had 12 and Fran Dougherty 10.
Senior David Carel of Penn Valley and sophomore Dakota McCoy of Wexford are recipients of the scholarships established in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes.
US Senator Arlen Specter, whose political career took him from Philadelphia City Hall to the US Congress, has died after another bout with cancer.
Yale University and student groups are condemning the monitoring of Muslim college students across the Northeast by the New York Police Department, while Rutgers University and leaders of Muslim groups are calling for investigations.
Researchers at Yale are looking at a very specific possible cause of Alzheimers.