Dallas native, Duke student named Rhodes Scholar

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas native studying the English Reformation has been named a Rhodes Scholar along with 31 other students who have won prestigious scholarships to study at Oxford University.

Laura Roberts was announced as a recipient Sunday.

According to Duke, Roberts is researching the religious roles of women during the 16th-century English Reformation, when the Church of England broke from the Catholic Church.

She is majoring in history with a double minor in religion and political science, and serves as vice president and director of campus affairs for the university international relations association.

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Roberts is one of two Duke students to be named Rhodes Scholars. The other is John Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis.