Adam Goldberg ’12

Adam Goldberg ’€™12Adam Goldberg ’12, of Seattle, Wash., was selected as a winner of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside of the United States. Goldberg, who has a degree in conflict and social change, a major that he designed with Wheaton faculty, will explore the subject matter during his fellowship. “Conflict can bring out the darkest aspects of humanity, invoking fear, anger and hatred. As a Watson Fellow, I will live and work alongside communities that are using Buddhism as a vehicle for social change. I will travel to Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia and Thailand to see how suffering can be transformed into healing and growth. Ultimately, I hope to learn how Buddhism takes different forms to address local needs, culture and understanding.”

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Wheaton students have won 18 competitive national scholarships this year, including two Watson Fellowships and 10 Fulbright Scholarships (a college record for one year).