Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow (born April 1, 1973) is a progressive television host. Her show The Rachel Maddow Show is broadcasted on MSNBC as a news commentary show.


Rachel Maddow (A.B. 1994 Stanford University ), active in the Stanford AIDS Education Project and the LGBCC Speakers Bureau as a student, Gardner Fellow, first openly gay american to win a Rhodes Scholarship, now an MSNBC television host.

John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

Stanford seniors Russell Calleros, Ying-Ying Goh and Rachel Maddow have been awarded John Gardner Public Service Fellowships for 1994-95.

The 11-month fellowships, which carry a stipend of $15,000, offer new graduates an opportunity to work in the public sector under the guidance of a mentor. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, public ser vice commitment and leadership potential.

Maddow majored in public policy with a concentration in health care and received honors in the Program in Ethics in Society. Her honors thesis, which argues that the political landscape of the AIDS crisis has been greatly influenced by the dehumanization of gay men and lesbians, and that activists' responses to the crisis can be evaluated according to their ability to undermine this dehumanization, was recently recognized by the Elie Wiesel Foundation in New York for the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics.

Maddow has worked on health care policy at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in Philadelphia, and as a Stanford in Government-James and Charles Ludlam Health Policy Fellow at the National Leadership Coalition for Health Care Reform in Washington, D.C. She will spend her fellowship year studying AIDS policy in San Francisco.

While at Stanford, Maddow co-directed the Stanford AIDS Education Project and Ye Olde Safer Sex Shoppe. She developed a training program for peer HIV education and several workshop presentations. She has been active with the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Center; the Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Stanford; and the Coalition for Dignity and Justice at Webb Ranch. She also has been involved with Women's Health Action and Mobilization in Philadelphia, ACT-UP Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and Empty the Shelters in San Francisco.[1]

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  1. [The Stanford Daily, Volume 201, Issue 21, 3 March 1992]