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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo

Rivers Cuomo is best known for the music he has written, performed, and produced with Weezer; however, he also graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with a B.A. in English.

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ΦΒΚ Member Launches New Social Networking Platform for Women

Charlotte Keesler (ΦΒΚ, Washington and Lee University) launches Per the work edit in October to provide resources for young women entering the workforce.

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Riding the Wave

Carine Zambrano (ΦBK, New York University) is the winner of this year’s PBKNY Essay Contest. Read about her personal journey and her time spent in quarantine in NYC during the pandemic.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg (ΦΒΚ, Cornell University) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020.

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Schlafly, Steinem, and Friedan: Finding the Key Connection in Mrs. America

Betty Friedan (ΦBK, Smith College), Gloria Steinem (ΦBK, Smith College), and “Mrs. America” Phyllis Schlafly (ΦBK, Washington University in St. Louis) portrayed in FX’s new series on Hulu.

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The Yamashita Family’s ΦBK Legacy

From a World War II internment camp to the current global pandemic, the Yamashitas tell their story of three generations of Phi Beta Kappa.

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ΦΒΚ Member Wins NASW Lifetime Achievement Award

Ruth Brandwein (ΦBK, Brooklyn College) is recognized for her successful career in social work supporting social justice and policy change through education, teaching, writing, and leadership.

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A Young ΦΒΚ Graduate Responds to Growing Food Waste Amid the World’s First Pandemic

Cameron DiGiovanni (ΦΒΚ, Hamilton College) discusses his experience with non-profit food organization FarmLink.

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Yvonne Zipter: Kissing the Long Face of the Greyhound

Poet Yvonne Zipter (ΦΒΚ, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is a retired manuscript editor for the University of Chicago Press.

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We Can Still Sing

During Spain’s two-month quarantine, Noah Chichester (ΦBK, SUNY Geneseo) found a way to connect his community: music.

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Anthropologist Sabine Hyland on Khipus, the Chanka, and Fieldwork in the Andes

Hyland (ΦBK, Cornell) is a professor at The University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland where she heads the Native American Philology working group, which aims to think about khipus in the broader picture of American textual traditions.

Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internships

Intern with a nationally recognized organization in Washington, DC, while working remotely! The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking writing interns to help publicize the work of the Society and write stories about our alumni members. Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa within their first or second year to be considered for this position.