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In its second meeting of the 2022-23 academic year, the Hamilton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elected 15 members of the Class of 2023. Joining the 10 other members of the class who were elected in October are:

Kaitlyn Bieber — Environmental Studies
Zihan Chai — Classical Studies and Mathematics
Luke Cohen-Abeles — Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Max Gersch — Russian Studies and World Politics
Clara Harding — Government
Zander Harpel — Biology
Joshua Horowitz — Interdisciplinary Studies
Claire Kaplan — Economics
Nathalie Martinez — Philosophy
Margaret McDow — History
Carmen Moses — Creative Writing and Women’s & Gender Studies
Evan Robinson — Literature
Hazel Schrader – Environmental Studies and French & Francophone Studies
Lara Speer — Mathematics
Anika Tullos — Geosciences

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honorary society in the United States. The Hamilton chapter was established in 1869, making it the fifth oldest in the state. Students are elected during their senior year on the basis of academic distinction in the liberal arts and sciences. In examining the academic records of candidates, the chapter considers the breadth of their engagement with the liberal arts and their fulfillment of the College’s academic purposes and goals.

Breadth in the liberal arts involves one course in at least five of the six following categories: arts, mathematics/computer science, sciences, social sciences, languages, and humanities. In each of at least three of those categories, the student will have taken two courses (including one at or above the 200-level).

In addition to studying broadly and deeply, a student must have completed at least six semesters of coursework with Hamilton faculty and be of good moral character to be eligible for selection. 

The Hamilton chapter, comprised of faculty and administrator members of Phi Beta Kappa, normally selects up to 10 percent of the senior class for membership. The next election will be held in May.

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