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Baton Rouge native named Rhodes Scholar
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In Spring 2018, Runnels, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will graduate with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry after only three years at Georgia Tech. And next fall, he will begin postgraduate study at the University of Oxford — the sixth student in Tech history to be named a Rhodes Scholar.

Runnels works in the lab of Loren Williams, professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Under the guidance of Williams, graduate student Nicholas Kovacs, lab manager Jessica Bowman, and others in the lab, he is studying the origins of protein folding.

“Calvin is considered by my lab members and by me to be among the brightest and most promising undergraduate students in our program,” Williams stated in his Rhodes Scholar recommendation letter for Runnels. “He ranks in my view alongside a young John Rinn. John began his research career in my laboratory and is now a highly successful member of the University of Colorado faculty. Calvin, like John, is bound to do great things.”

Runnels’ research investigates the primitive protein and RNA folding structures fossilized in the ribosome, which may provide insight into the origins of life.




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re: Baton Rouge native named Rhodes Scholar
He has those “I’m smart AF” glasses.

Good for him


TDsngumbo
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re: Baton Rouge native named Rhodes Scholar
Big fricking deal. I finally shite this morning for the first time in 5 days without ripping my a-hole apart. I'm more impressed with that.


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777Tiger
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Is he a child prodigy?



bet there's a sweet pocket protector underneath that blazer


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RummelTiger
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Baton Rouge native named Rhodes Scholar


Well, that's an interesting name...


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Jim Rockford
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re: Baton Rouge native named Rhodes Scholar
Upon a little further research, this individual may be transgender.


patnuh
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re: Baton Rouge native named Rhodes Scholar
Yep, article says he is a transgender male. I'm so confused with all this stuff. Does that mean he is a she?


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Upon a little further research, this individual may be transgender.

Possibly wizard-kin as well with that Harry Potter outfit


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GAAtty70
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He is a transgender male, and served as the student co-chair of the campus LGBTQIA Action Team.


Interesting. Wonder if this is a first for Rhodes Scholar.


777Tiger
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. Wonder if this is a first for Rhodes Scholar.



probably a requirement these days


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Jack Daniel
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You gotta keep people out of there


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What a nerd, my son Daxton has been welding for two years and doesn't need some kind of liberal indocterin


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What a nerd, my son Daxton has been welding for two years and doesn't need some kind of liberal indocterin

I need to have my roughnecking son Colt give your son a call. He's looking for a career change.


Jim Rockford
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My boy Brayden didn't have time to learn a trade, what with travel ball. Good thing he signed a MLB contract.


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Yep, article says he is a transgender male. I'm so confused with all this stuff. Does that mean he is a she?


Yep. Gender Appropriation. She has no right to appropriate male culture of success. No avoiding sandwiches and dishes.


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NIH
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Daxton is busy with his kids today before bringing them back to their mother's place. Tell Colt to give him a ring on Friday


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Lol nerd boy is a fag


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Chuker
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Interesting. Wonder if this is a first for Rhodes Scholar.



Unfortunately it probably means he/she isn't all that smart but still got in because its the Rhodes wants to appear all cool and shite.


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el Gaucho
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he is studying the origins of protein folding

I bet he's had to study the origins of folding into a locker before. NERD!


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