Member Spotlight

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Duke University Renames Building to Honor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke

Among Duke’s most noteworthy ΦBK alumni, Reuben-Cooke enrolled 1963 as one of the school’s first five Black undergraduates and later returned as a trustee for the university.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg (ΦΒΚ, Cornell University) served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020.

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Princeton Student Makes History as First Black Valedictorian

Nicholas André G. Johnson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton in May 2020. He begins his Ph.D. studies at MIT in the fall.

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.

Michael Schur: Teaching the World Philosophy through Sitcom

“Any art form that millions of people are engaging with every day, that has the ability to do something. I think the show’s argument— and my personal argument—would be that, yes, it can make you a better person and that is the explicit goal of this show.” —Michael Schur   By Daniel Myers Phi Beta […]

Who’s Back in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers will be in theaters starting November 22.

Member Spotlight: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger

A former NASA astronaut and high school science teacher, Dorothy “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenburger is an environmental geologist and consultant for Geosyntec.

Paging “Dr. Nnoka”

Tracking the decades-long career of Catherine Nnoka (ΦBK, Georgetown) emphasizes the power of critical thinking and the advantages of a liberal arts and sciences education.

Free to Dream: May-lee Chai

ΦBK member May-lee Chai’s work spans genres, eras, and languages. Her new collection of short stories, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, was published in October.

Seeing the Forest and the Trees of a Health Sciences University

Des Moines University President Angela Walker Franklin (ΦBK, Furman University, 1981) views health sciences with a liberal arts philosophy.

Burton Rocks

Burton Rocks, author, sports agent, and member of Phi Beta Kappa, proves that a liberal arts mindset in one’s career can drive innovation.