Phi Beta Kappa's quarterly for members offers compelling news about the Society's diverse programs, the importance of our mission today, our accomplished alumni, and noteworthy books to satisfy a variety of interests in the liberal arts and sciences. The Key Reporter and all of Phi Beta Kappa's programs and activities are made possible by donors like you.

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From the Secretary: A Well-Rounded Education Is Not Limited to an Undergraduate Timespan

An arts and sciences education is not a luxury for simple times—it is a necessity for challenging times. 

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Meet Amanda Holmes, Reader of Poems

Amanda Holmes has been hosting The American Scholar’s popular Read Me a Poem podcast for five years and winning the hearts of listeners as far afield as the Philippines and Brazil.

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Recommended Reading: Selections for First-Year College Students

Looking for your next great read? Curious to know what books other ΦBK members find interesting? Browse our selection of 2023’s first-year common reading choices from the Society’s 290+ chapters.

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Finding Common Ground for Lifelong Learning

Education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences—including the education centered at the world’s great natural history museums—is essential for the strength of our workforce, the engagement of our citizenry, and the solution of the most vexing challenges to people and to the planet.