Michelle Warren

Dartmouth’s Ben Randolph ’15 Wins Beinecke Scholarship

Ben Randolph ’15, has been named a Beinecke Scholar, one of 20 college juniors nationally. The award, which supports the “graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise,” provides $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Randolph, a comparative literature major from Louisville, Ky., plans to enter an interdisciplinary PhD program, concentrating on critical, theoretical approaches to literature and society.

“I’m interested in how, and why, our society privileges some people over others,” Randolph says. “Specifically, I want to ask why some people are naturally seen as having depth and complexity, while others are reduced to having stereotypical, derogatory motivations for their behavior.”