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Summer 2023

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From the Secretary: Advocate for the Liberal Arts and Sciences

This is the season when two core aspects of our Phi Beta Kappa mission converge: the recognition of academic excellence on our campuses and our advocacy for the liberal arts and sciences. Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

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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. Continue reading →


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2023 Key into Public Service Scholars

Inspired by many Phi Beta Kappa members who have shaped the course of our nation through local, state, and federal service, the Society proudly announces the 20 recipients of the Key into Public Service scholarships. Continue reading →

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Join Us for Key Connections This Fall

For the seventh consecutive year, Phi Beta Kappa is partnering with its network of local alumni associations to host Key Connections events in fall 2023. Continue reading →

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Sudip Bose, Our New Editor at The American Scholar

In December 2022, Sudip Bose was named the new editor of The American Scholar, the quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, the arts and sciences, and culture published by Phi Beta Kappa since 1932. Continue reading →

Mercer Induction 2023

Welcome to Our Newest Phi Beta Kappa Members

Spring into summer is typically the busiest time on chapter campuses, with more than 290 chapters inducting new Phi Beta Kappa members at ceremonies across the country as the academic year draws to a close. This year, as last year, we are pleased to welcome nearly 20,000 new student members who have excelled in their study of the liberal arts and sciences.  Continue reading →

Book Reviews

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Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature

Farah Jasmine Griffin. W.W. Norton & Company, 2021. 258 pages. $26.95. Winner of the 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award Continue reading →

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Juan de Pareja: Afro-Hispanic Painter in the Age of Velázquez

David Pullins and Vanessa K. Valdés with essays by Luis Méndez Rodriguez and Erin Kathleen Rowe. The Metropolitan Museums of Art, 2023. 176 pages. $50.00. Continue reading →

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