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Reed graduate Alex Dickow ’03, of Moscow, Idaho, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Dickow, a French literature major, will study twentieth-century French poetry at the University of Nantes next year, continuing the research he did for his Reed senior thesis. Dickow is the second Reed senior to win a Fulbright to France in a very competitive year; Asher Auel ’03 will study mathematics at the Universit√© Paris-Sud XI. Another Reed senior, Andy Bruno, won a Fulbright fellowship to study in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since 1966, 53 Reed graduates have won Fulbright fellowships.

Dickow, who graduated from Reed in May, will be completing a DEA (Diplome d'etudes approfondies), an intensive one-year degree equivalent to five years of university study. After his Fulbright year he plans to attend graduate school and earn a doctorate in French literature. He hopes to become a university professor, either in France or in the U.S.

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." Fulbright’s American Scholar Program sends nearly 700 scholars and professionals each year to more than 100 countries, where they lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Fulbright fellows are selected on the basis of their academic qualifications and potential, in addition to their ability and willingness to share ideas and experiences with people of diverse cultures.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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