Articles

2020 Jensen and Sibley Fellows

This year’s winners are Doyle Calhoun, a doctoral candidate in French at Yale University, and Madison Mainwaring, a doctoral candidate at Yale University.

ΦBK Fatima Zaidouni named a Gates Cambridge Scholar

“Being a part of ΦBK gives me a sense of belonging to the American college experience. It is really meaningful for me as an international student.”

ΦBK Takes Spring 2020 Inductions Online During Coronavirus Pandemic

ΦBK chapters quickly adapt to the new realities facing higher education and host virtual ΦBK induction ceremonies this commencement season.

ΦBK Secretary Fred Lawrence on Higher Education During the Global Pandemic

How will COVID-19 affect higher education in America? Secretary Lawrence offers his insights on funding, globalization, online learning, and more.

Congressman Elijah Cummings

The Honorable Elijah Cummings (ΦBK, Howard University) was a fervent civil rights advocate and American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district from 1996 until his death in 2019.

ΦBK Doctor and Medical Reporter Joins NYU Health

After working at WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News for 30 years, Jay Ben Adlersberg (ΦBK, University of Pittsburgh) recently joined NY Health to continue to serve the community.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Edward Larson

Edward Larson (ΦBK, Williams College) talks about his relationship with Phi Beta Kappa through the years and his most recent book, Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership.

Dr. C. Damon Moore on Mentorship, Education, and Service

A Virginia-based pediatrician and the first African American Rhodes Scholar from Mississippi, Moore will be inducted at UM as an alumni member this April.

Richard Powers Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize

Phi Beta Kappa congratulates Richard Powers (ΦBK, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Learn more about his career and his award-winning novel Overstory.

ΦBK Award Winners 2019

Read about ΦΒΚ winners and finalists for this year’s MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, Root 100, Carnegie Medals, Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes.

2020-2021 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Announced

Since 1956, the Society’s Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars.

At the Helm: ΦBK Member Makes Star Trek History

Hanelle Culpepper (ΦBK, Lake Forest) was chosen to direct the first three episodes of Star Trek: Picard (2020) and became the first woman to launch a new Star Trek series in the franchise’s 53-year history.