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Spring 2024

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From the Secretary: Academic Freedom and Free Expression on Campus

Phi Beta Kappa believes that a liberal arts and sciences education requires the ability to inquire deeply and to express oneself freely. This is why freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression have served among our indispensable hallmarks. Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

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Marjorie Hass: Interdisciplinary Study and Leadership

“One of the most important things about Phi Beta Kappa is that it keeps alive the importance of the liberal arts. It is a real mark of deep commitment to high-quality learning and teaching.” —Marjorie Hass (ΦBK, Austin College), President of the Council of Independent Colleges Continue reading →


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Spring to Mind

While higher education faces significant challenges both on and off campus, supporters of the arts and sciences can change the conversation. Continue reading →

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ΦBK Visiting Scholars 2024-2025

The ΦBK Visiting Scholar Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Find out which scholars will be representing the program this year! Continue reading →

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A Critical Eye on AI

When it comes to human activities such as creating and critiquing, we flesh-and-blood mortals must remain the deciders as to how much power we are willing to cede to the machine. Continue reading →

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Book Notes from Visiting Scholar Natalia Molina

Looking for your next great read? Find out what award-winning author and ΦBK Visiting Scholar Natalia Molina recommends. Continue reading →

Book Reviews

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Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas

Jennifer Raff. Twelve Books, 2022. 360 pages. $30.00. Continue reading →

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Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took On a World at War

Deborah Cohen. Random House, 2022. 592 pages. $30.00. Continue reading →

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The Archivists: Stories

Daphne Kalotay. Northwestern University Press, 2023. 221 pages. $20.00. Continue reading →

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