Articles

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For ΦBK London, a Lockdown Renaissance

ΦBK member Lydia Dye-Stonebridge discusses her experience with the Society’s London association during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Protecting the Wilderness in Print

In 2020, Jill Burcum (ΦBK, University of Washington) became a second-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.

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ΦBK Baltimore’s Virtual Event Sheds Light on Racial Discrepancies in Healthcare

Johns Hopkins Professor of Medical History Graham Mooney discusses “Healthcare and Hypersegregation: Racial Inequities in Medicine.”

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.

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The History of America’s Deportation Machine

ΦBK author Adam Goodman discusses the history of our reliance on immigrant labor and the evolution of the nation’s immigration bureaucracy.

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ΦBK Pulitzer Winners 2020

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to recognize two of its members among the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2020 – Benjamin Moser and Greg Grandin.

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Archaeology from Space: Interview with Sarah Parcak

Parcak’s Archaeology from Space is the 2020 recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Reading: Interview with Leah Price

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books by Leah Price is the 2020 Christian Gauss Award winner.

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A Car Might Not Mean Freedom After All: An Interview with Sarah Seo

Seo’s book Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom is the winner of this year’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

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Planet Word: The Rejuvenation of the Art of Language

Founded by philanthropist Ann Friedman (ΦBK, Stanford), Planet Word takes inspiration both from her career as a first-grade teacher and the Museum of Mathematics in New York City.

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Bill Cook Foundation Supports Education Around the World

Since 2015, the foundation that ΦΒΚ member Bill Cook created has distributed around two million dollars to support children’s education in 31 countries.

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Dividing the Faith: Tracing the Rise of America’s Segregated Churches

Author Richard J. Boles (ΦBK, Boston College) is a professor of history at Oklahoma State and Gamma of Oklahoma’s chapter historian.