2 with New Jersey ties chosen as Rhodes Scholars

    Two people with New Jersey ties have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars.

    Laura Courchesne, a Fair Haven resident who attends the University of Georgia, and Aaron Robertson, a Princeton University student from Redford, Michigan, were among the 32 American recipients announced Sunday. Both will now pursue post-graduate studies at England’s Oxford University.

    Robertson is a senior majoring in Italian. His research focuses on transnationalism and linguistic exchange in Afro-Italian literature.

    At Oxford, he will pursue a master of philosophy degree in modern languages.

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    Courchesne is a senior majoring in economics and religion. She has conducted destabilization, conflict, and peacekeeping research at Oxford, Princeton, and the U.S. Army War College.

    At Oxford, she will pursue master of science degrees in social anthropology and politics research.

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