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David Poritz, a resident of Amherst and recipient of the 2007 Sojourner Truth Memorial Scholarship, has earned one of 32 Rhodes Scholarships. He will spend a year earning a Masters degree in global governance and diplomacy at Oxford University. Read more about David and this prestigious honor at Masslive.com.
NASA has named its Mars Pathfinder rover after Sojourner Truth. The 25-pound, six-wheeled rover will be the first to explore Mars. According to NASA: The name Sojourner was chosen for the Mars Pathfinder rover after a year-long, worldwide competition in which students up to 18 years old were invited to select a heroine and submit an essay about her historical …