Two more Minnesotans win Rhodes Scholarships

  • Article by: JIM ADAMS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 18, 2012 - 9:19 PM

The Wayzata and Cedar natives will study at Oxford.

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BUDNov. 18, 1210:23 AM

Congratulations to both of them. Job well done.

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gophypocriteNov. 18, 1211:20 AM

Once again the power of Minnesota's schools is shown.

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Kate23Nov. 18, 1211:46 AM

Congratulations to these winners! Perhaps there'll come a time when these academic achievements will be lauded at least as highly as "ath-a-letic" championships...

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subotai1Nov. 18, 12 1:49 PM

Way to screw up an article Strib by being lazy and pulling it right off the wires. The people mentioned in this article are not the Minnesota winners. From MPR: "• Clayton Aldern, of Cedar, is a senior at Brown University and is majoring in neuroscience. He plans to do a doctorate in neuroscience at Oxford University in England. His work focuses on how the brain processes visual information, decision-making, and toward a better understanding of how human memory functions. • Georgianna Whiteley, of Wayzata, is a senior at Luther College, where she's majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology. She plans to do a masters in medical anthropology at Oxford. She's done research on Maasai traditional medicine and the distillation of plant oils to support that community's economic development. She's also worked on projects at the nanoscience and nanotechnology institute at the University of Iowa."

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janny5Nov. 18, 12 5:48 PM

subotai1- Thank you for that information. I was disappointed when I read the article and there was no mention of our two local students. Your information was very welcome and informative. Kudos to both of them!

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cramseyiiiNov. 18, 12 8:24 PM

"Two Minnesotans among 32 chosen as Rhodes Scholars for 2013".......so did I like miss it, or did the article lead with staying 2 MN's chosen but then DIDN'T mention who they are!!??? That's just weird......

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DufferHNov. 18, 12 9:55 PM

In other words for the past couple of decades at least, Minnesota colleges and universities produced only two scholars. And all the Minnesotans who were winners went out of state to study. So just how does all these mean that Minnesota has such a great education system? Minnesotans brag about its great education system but when you read between the lines........

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tooty123Nov. 19, 12 1:35 AM

They both completed their secondary schooling in MN. They received their foundations in MN to attend whatever college they wished to attend. You can't be from MN if you go out of state tto college?

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craigtcassNov. 19, 12 8:49 AM

Please be advised that the school is "University of Oxford" and NOT Oxford University.

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glennmoNov. 19, 12 9:03 AM

Congratulations to them both. I'm so proud of Clayton Aldern, who is one of my former students at St. Francis High School in St. Francis, MN. I'm not surprised that his passion for life and learning has landed him this prestigious academic honor.

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