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Current Issue

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From the Secretary: Free Expression on Campus

The third star on the Phi Beta Kappa key, in addition to the two for learning and morality, is for friendship. This kind of friendship is not only for those with whom we agree. It is also for those with whom we disagree about key fundamentals but with whom we share a community. 


Jensen and Sibley Fellowships Provide Funding for Advanced Research by Women Scholars

Katherine Brion, associate professor of art history and museum studies at New College of Florida, and Ella Kirsh, a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University, are this year’s winners.

Smarty Pants Podcast

Exploding the Canon

A new podcast series from Phi Beta Kappa’s magazine, The American Scholar, explores student protests at Reed College, signaling an era of change not only in our institutions of higher learning but in our culture.

Key into Public Service

Service Scholarship for Next-Gen Changemakers to Strengthen Democracy and the Public Good

Drawing inspiration from notable Phi Beta Kappa members who have contributed their expertise, experience, and pursuit of excellence to the public, the Society proudly announces the 20 recipients of the Key into Public Service scholarships.