Caiyang Xu (A20) is a double major in Religion and Mathematics and founder of the Tufts Calligraphy Club. Her professors recognized her “willingness to seek wisdom rather than knowledge” as a motivating factor in her choice of double majors, pursuit of learning three other languages in addition to the two she already spoke, and opportunities she sought outside of the classroom to augment her education. She is well recognized for her contributions to campus life. As one of her recommenders summarized “Caiyang’s passionate engagement with learning at all levels and the breadth and depth of what she has learned here at Tufts is quite unusual” and is definitely worthy of recognition.
The Class of 1898 Prizes are given to students with high scholarly ability and a wide range of intellectual interests.