Elizabethtown College Online Magazine

(Ful)Bright Futures

The College’s relationship with the esteemed Fulbright program continued into the 2012-2013 academic year. The Department of Religious Studies hosted a visiting scholar from India and, with the establishment of the Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships, two recent graduates will embark on a year-long journey through Fulbright’s student program.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Bhattacharya

A connection in Calcutta. That’s what led Sanusri Bhattacharya to Elizabethtown. In January 2012, she met Dr. Jeffery Long, Religious Studies, after a presentation he gave in India. The two stayed in touch and, a year later, the Fulbright scholar spent the spring 2013 semester at the College presenting in Long’s classes and working on research. Sanusri’s research interest is in contemporary issues in Janism. She believes the ideals of Janism—non-violence,
pluralism and non-possessiveness—to be universal, and not all that different than those of the values instilled by the College’s Brethren heritage.

Best Friends Earn Fulbrights

julia ward and jillian case on BSC patio wall, one serious photo one candid goofy photo

Political science majors and best friends Julia Ward ’13 and Jillian Casey ’13 received awards for the 2013-2014 Fulbright student program. Casey will travel to the United Kingdom, where she plans to study international relations in the master’s degree program at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Ward’s Fulbright grant will take her Namibia where she plans to study gender quotas in cooperation with the Legal Assistance Centre’s Gender Research and Advocacy Project in Windhoek. Read more about Ward and Casey in the College website news section.