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Standing for Solutions: The Art of Numbers in Samiha Islam’s Activism

Recent Key into Public Service Scholar Samiha Islam from the University at Buffalo has also been named a Truman Scholar for her work in public service leadership.

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Gladys Heldman’s Legacy

Gladys Heldman (ΦBK, Stanford University) was the founder of the Virginia Slims Circuit, which in time became the Women’s Tennis Association Tour. The WTA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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Attorney Turned Poet Captures ΦBK’s Multi-Disciplinary Spirit

Jacqueline Sullivan (ΦBK, College of the Holy Cross) has found success in multiple areas of her career. A long-time trial attorney, she recently published her debut chapbook, The Early Days of This (Finishing Line Press 2022).

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Violist Amy Hess Responds to Pandemic by Creating a New Music Program

Amy Hess (ΦBK, Oberlin College) is the co-founder of the Fulton Music Society, a nonprofit organization that helps develop well-rounded musicians through a diverse, holistic curriculum.

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ΦBK Rhodes Scholar Values Lifelong Learning and Service to Others

Sophie Huttner (ΦBK, Yale College) is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in global affairs. For her continued studies at Oxford, she is interested in international relations and refugee and asylum policy.

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Meet Fulbright Scholar Tessa Reed

Tessa Reed (ΦΒΚ, University of Iowa) is currently working as an English teaching assistant in La Rioja, Spain.

Remembering Nile Kinnick

Nile Clarke Kinnick Jr. (1918-1943) is best known for his athletic legacy as the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner. Lesser known is Kinnick’s drive for excellence in academic pursuits that earned him Phi Beta Kappa status at the University Iowa.

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Exploring Genome Research with Adam Phillippy

Adam Phillippy (ΦBK, Loyola University Maryland) discusses the genesis of his career and his thoughts about the importance of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Visiting Scholar Ricardo Padrón at the University of Connecticut

Ricardo Padrón, a professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia, gave two speeches at the University of Connecticut exploring his wide-ranging research interests in the literature and culture of the early modern Hispanic world as part of ΦBK’s Visiting Scholars Program.

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Bringing Light into the World: Interview with Artika R. Tyner

Artika R. Tyner (ΦBK, Hamline University) is the founder and CEO of Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore and its sister company Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute. 

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The Humanity Behind the Science: Allyson F. Shortle on Ethnocultural Nationalism

Allyson F. Shortle (ΦBK, Union College) discusses the writing of her new book, The Everyday Crusade, and her next project.

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ΦBK Alum Named First Woman To Lead Columbia University

Nemat “Minouche” Shafik (ΦBK, University of Massachusetts) will replace Columbia University’s outgoing president Lee C. Bollinger (ΦBK, University of Oregon) making her the first woman president of the University.