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Phi Beta Kappa announces junior inductees

Thirty-two juniors to join Brown’s chapter of prestigious national academic society

University News Editor
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Rhode Island Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elected 32 juniors Thursday, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an email to The Herald. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, and Brown’s chapter became the organization’s seventh in 1830.

To be eligible for induction to the nation’s oldest academic honor society, juniors must have taken a minimum of 20 courses and have earned an A or S with distinction in at least 18 of them, according to the Brown chapter’s website. No less than two-fifths of those courses must be in the arts, humanities, pure mathematics or social sciences.

The number of inductees in a class may not exceed one-sixth of its members, and no more than one-third of this cohort may be elected as juniors, according to the chapter’s election procedures.

The undergraduate members who choose new inductees will vote twice more this year: once in April to elect seniors and again in May to elect seniors who transferred to Brown as juniors.

The members of the Class of 2016 elected Thursday are:

Crystal Avila

Aaron Samuel Beller

Kirsten Grace Bredvik

Nicholas Wilbur Chan

India Halff von Busch Ennenga

Jason Scott Ginsberg

Grant Matthew Glovin

Sarah Brooke Grace

Christopher D. Huber

Lucia Gressani Iglesias

Sukrit Sanjay Jain

Yulia Khoruzhik

Hochan Kim

Henry Ace Knight

Yutong Liao

Hannah Etta Margolin

Grant Anthony Meyer

Dante John O’Connell, a former Herald sports editor

David Adams O’Connell

Max Mackenzie Quinn

Julia Romanski

Meredith Cady Ruskin

Aanchal Saraf

Kimberley Brooke Sarnoff

Emily Petruzzelli Schell

Jared Robert Schober

David Bertram McCartney Schwein

Eli Benjamin Sharf

Jake Aaron Soloff

Merone Gez Tadesse

Maite Beatrice Van Hentenryck

Robert Samuel Weiner