2 Minnesotans named Rhodes Scholars

Steve Karnowski
Associated Press
St Paul, MN

One of the two Minnesotans named Sunday, Nov. 18, as Rhodes Scholars wants to become a doctor dealing with global health issues. The other wants to help develop computer technology to harness the power of a patient's mind to control artificial limbs.

Georgianna Whiteley of Wayzata and Clayton Aldern of Cedar were among the 32 American students named Sunday to the newest class of Rhodes Scholars. Both appeared Saturday morning before a selection committee in Chicago and learned that afternoon that that they will get to study at Oxford University in England starting next October.

"They told me that my face was so pale they were afraid I was going to pass out," said Whiteley, 21, a senior at Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa, where she's majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology.

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