Office of the Dean of the College
First annual PBK prize awarded to Yirael Lattke
Congratulations to Yisrael Lattke, the 2013 winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Prize awarded by Clark’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The PBK Prize is awarded to an outstanding sophomore who has demonstrated a commitment to the rigorous inquiry encouraged by this honor society. Yisrael exemplifies the commitment to rigorous inquiry, strong intellect, and integrity integral to Phi Beta Kappa. As a Chemistry major, he has participated in a research group on exploring and optimizing a synthesis for Cu2O nanocubes at a larger scale than typically done. Eventually, through his dedication and intellectual curiosity, Yisrael took the project on independently. Yisrael has also shown a broader interest in liberal arts in his interest in literary studies.
Writing internship recipients
Clark students Shalyn Hopley '14, Charlotte Turner '14 and Austin Alexander '13 were awarded writing internships with the national office of the Phi Beta Kappa Society in Washington, D.C. for which they prepared publishable articles for Phi Beta Kappa's new site The Key Reporter. Read their articles, below.
"As an English major and soon-to-be college graduate, I have invested my time and money into the liberal arts, and as a typical college student, I spend plenty of time perusing the internet. Understandably then, any article that pronounces my path of studies to be 'dead' flashes bright red on my radar screen. When I saw Joseph Epstein's article 'Who Killed the Liberal Arts? And Why We Should Care' in The Weekly Standard, I immediately bookmarked it…" More »
"Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: 'No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.' Forty years later, Title IX remains one of the most important legislative decisions regarding education in America…" More »
"In a recent article in The New York Times, 'Muslims from Abroad Are Thriving at Catholic Colleges,' Richard Pérez-Peña brings to light a new and interesting trend in American Catholic universities. Increasingly, students from the Muslim world intent on earning degrees in the United States are opting to attend faith-based institutions steeped in Christian values rather than secular schools. As a representative of the University of Dayton in Ohio reported to Pérez-Peña, that school's Muslim population has increased more than six-fold in the last decade and features a much higher proportion of women…" More »