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Paul Robeson Centennial Scholars

Josh Si
Major: Mathematics, Linguistics
Hometown: Zhengzhou, CN
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Getting hired and spent three previous years working at OIT Labs.
Dream/Goal: Understanding the Language, to its deepest
What does it mean to be a Scholar?: Being nominated and recognized as a Paul Robeson Scholar is definitely a great honor for me and of course a huge recognition of my undergraduate academic performance. This could be a good opportunity to spread the dedication and enthusiasm in engaging in standing in front of contemporary issues and seeking for a solution.
Thesis Title: Vowel clustering algorithms applied on American Midland-South dialect
Thesis Department: Linguistics


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The designation Paul Robeson Scholar is conferred upon School of Arts and Sciences students who have successfully defended a departmental or interdisciplinary senior thesis, as Paul Robeson himself did in 1919. An extraordinary student and Class of 1919 Valedictorian, Paul Robeson went on to become one of Rutgers University’s most distinguished alumni—as a renowned scholar, orator, performer, and human rights advocate. In honor of his legacy and achievements in the face of adversity, the School is proud to honor him each year as these Rutgers graduates follow in his footsteps.