LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…YOUR 2012 MARSHALL SCHOLARS: ‘THEY’RE JUST LIKE US!’ EDITION. THEY LAUGH, CRY, AND EAT CAKE. BELOW, READ MORE ABOUT THE FIVE PRINCETONIANS WHO WILL BE STUDYING AT VARIOUS BRITISH UNIVERSITIES NEXT YEAR.
Name: Christina Chang/Alice Easton/Kyle Edwards/Sam Dorison/Emily Rutherford
Major: Chemistry/EEB/Woodrow Wilson/Woodrow Wilson/History
Hometown: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Pasadena, CA/Longmeadow, MA/San Diego, CA
Upperclass Eating Club/Res College/Affiliation: Butler/Independent/Terrace/Tower/2D-Coop and Rocky RCA
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
SD: Sam Seaborn.
KE: Tough call between Bruce Wayne and Chad Edwards ’79.
ER: My mom, primarily because she is awesome, but secondarily because together she and I manage to defy every ‘legacy’ stereotype.
What’s the best meal you’ve had at Princeton?
CC: Penne integrale at Teresa Caffe followed by mascarpone-flavored ice cream at Bent Spoon.
AE: I often had cravings for Frist sushi when I was in Delhi. Sushi in a box is such a good idea.
KE: Post-finals chicken souvlaki at Hoagie Haven, which is awkwardly about a fifth the size of anything else they serve.
In one sentence, what is it you actually do all day?
SD: Eat breakfast, go to work, eat second breakfast, do some work, eat lunch, work, eat second lunch, work, go to the gym, eat dinner, watch TV with my roommate, eat second dinner, all while being addicted to gmail. It’s amazing how much you can fit in one sentence when it’s a run-on.
AE: Listen to a book on tape on the Green Line, help healthcare companies think about how to improve their performance, eat dinner with my parents and Skype people in other cities.
KE: I’m either a) in class, b) studying, c) procrastinating on a and b at Terrace meals, or d) singing with the Tigressions.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
CC: I’m addicted to eating muffins. If I ever see a muffin type I’ve not yet tasted, it’s my rule that I have to try it.
SD: Obscure competitive TV shows (Top Shot on the History Channel)
ER: Buying samosas from the U-Store at midnight.
What kind of research are you pursuing with the Marshall?
SD: The intersection of international security and human rights: How can countries work together to uphold human rights while protecting their citizens in the 21s century?
AE: The optimal design of intestinal worm treatment and control programs in India.
ER: I’m doing an MPhil in Modern British and European History at Oxford. I’ll be extending my current research on the intellectual history of male homosexual identity in late 19th and early 20th century Britain and America.
What is your biggest fear?
CC: Falling out love when it really matters.
SD: Being boring.
ER: Not finishing my thesis.