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Woody Allen’s son, Orthodox woman receive Rhodes Scholarships

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November 21, 2011 | 10:34 am

Woody Allen. Courtesy of Brian Hamill/©MGM

Woody Allen. Courtesy of Brian Hamill/©MGM

The son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, and an Orthodox Jewish college student are among the recipients of Rhodes Scholarships.

The winners were notified over the weekend.

Ronan Farrow, 23, works for the U.S. State Department as a special adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on global youth issues. He previously worked for UNICEF and former Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke. A graduate of Yale Law School and of Bard College, at the age of 15, he will be studying international development at Oxford University.

“Rhodes is a great honor & opportunity. But for now very focused on fostering youth jobs and voices,” he tweeted on Sunday.

Miriam Rosenbaum, a senior at Princeton, will study bioethics at Oxford.

Rosenbaum, who volunteered at an orphanage in Ukraine, had to wait until the end of Shabbat to tell her friends and relatives about the honor, according to the New York Post.

“I am very excited to learn from all the other scholars and hope I can be a role model, especially for Orthodox Jewish girls to get an education and strive to do whatever you can,” she told the newspaper.

Some 32 Americans and about 80 students around the world receive the annual scholarship for graduate study at Oxford.

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