Articles

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The Enduring Legacy of ΦBK Secretary John Churchill

By Laela Zaidi In life, he was one of the country’s strongest ambassadors for the liberal arts. Now, John Churchill’s posthumously published book, The Problem with Rules: Essays on the Meaning and Value of Liberal Education (University of Virginia Press, 2021), offers an accessible, persuasive testament for the continued need and value for liberal education. […]

2021 Key into Public Service Scholars

The Society is pleased to announce the selection of 20 remarkable recipients of $5,000 undergraduate scholarships given to liberal arts and science majors with a demonstrated interest in public sector work.

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2021 Sibley & Jensen Winners

Camille Reiko Acosta from UCLA and Annie Laurens de Saussure from Lafayette College are this year’s fellowship recipients.

2021 Lebowitz Prize

Ned Block, Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neural Science at New York University, and Ian Phillips, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, are this year’s winning professors.

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Angela Davis and a Challenge to the Imagination

Published nearly two decades ago, Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis (ΦBK, Brandeis University) gains renewed attention in an age of mass protests.

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Mentorship Program Shares Love of Learning

The Phi Beta Kappa New York Association’s highly successful mentorship program provides industry-based networking for young professionals.

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From Biophysics to the Entertainment Industry, Inspiration for a Diverse Career Path

Neil Krishnan advises his fellow ΦBKs to be open to change, as he talks about his journey from a degree in the sciences to work in creative development for Picturestart.

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Live the Heck Out of Each Day

Author, attorney, and two-time heart transplant survivor Amy Silverstein (ΦBK, New York University) prepares to launch a new Apple TV+ series based her latest memoir, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.

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Caveman with Eyes in the Back of Her Head

Grammy winner, performance artist, inventor, filmmaker, and artist-in-residence at NASA, Laurie Anderson (ΦBK, Barnard College) gains new notoriety for the re-release of her 1982 album Big Science.

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Entrepreneur and ΦBK-NY President Neil St. Clair Gives Capitalism a Conscience

Everything St. Clair does, from his professional endeavors to his personal life, is focused around one main idea: to remove fear from everyday life.

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Kathryn Morris Appointed President of St. Lawrence University

“All of my career has been focused on the value of the liberal arts in the holistic development of the student. It’s part of who I am.” — Kathryn Morris (ΦBK, Gettysburg College)

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Translation and the Impossibility of History

Elisabeth Jaquette’s (ΦBK, Swarthmore College) latest full-length translation, the Palestinian novel Minor Detail by Adania Shibli, was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.