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One hundred and four seniors were elected this week to the Rhode Island Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest undergraduate academic honor society, Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley wrote in an email to The Herald.

Since the College of William and Mary founded the first Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 1776, the society has spread to 283 institutions, according to Phi Beta Kappa’s website. Brown became the seventh university to establish a chapter in 1830.

To be eligible for induction, seniors must have completed at least 28 courses in their first seven semesters, earning an A or S with Distinction in at least 23 of those courses, according to the Brown chapter’s website. At least two-fifths of those courses must fall under the arts, humanities, pure mathematics or social sciences.

The number of seniors selected this year is consistent with past years. One hundred and two seniors were inducted in 2013, and 104 seniors were inducted in 2012, The Herald reported at the time.

Undergraduates are inducted into Phi Beta Kappa three times a year, with no more than one-sixth of a graduating class becoming members, according to the Brown chapter’s website. Juniors are selected in February, seniors are selected in April and seniors who transferred to the University as juniors are selected in May.

Members of the class of 2014 who were selected are as follows:

David Rashi Kremen Adler

Peter Gregory Asimov-Hofmann

Matthew Scott Baker

Lauren Sara Bilsky

Caroline Sarah Bologna

David Borgonjon

Emma Evangeline Stev Brandt

Hannah Helen Braun

Katie Ann Brennan

Marc Andrew Briz

Elizabeth Rine Carr, a former Herald managing editor

Susan Chakmakian

Rukmini Chatterjee

David Hun Chung, a former Herald University news editor

Kimberly Anne Clifton, a former Herald contributing writer

Emily Ruth Conner-Simons

Michael Henry Danielewicz, a former Herald contributing writer

Jonah Michael David

Madeleine S. Denman

Sujaya Bhaskar Desai

Maxwell Thomas Ernst

Valeria Maria Fantozzi Freire

Thomas Paine Finley

Cynthia Fong

Sarah Margaret Friedland

Elizabeth Victoria Fuerbacher, a Herald opinions columnist

Walter Garcia

Pilar Akiko Garcia-Brown

Nicholas James Gaya

Meia Chen Yao Geddes, a former Herald staff writer

Emma Gilsanz

Jacob Eli Hershel Gindi

Jackson L. Golden

Nicole Beth Grabel, a former Herald contributing writer

Hannah Katherine Graham

Ariana Wurst Gunderson

Maxwell Joshua Hannan

Louise Barnett Highleyman

Kathleen Dean Hill

Kathleen Yuanning Hu

Athena Lynn Huang

Erica Julie James

Michael Scott Kardas

Katrina Ann Kardassakis

Christina Elizabeth Kata

Jaclyn Nicole Katz, a former Herald opinions columnist

Megan Elisabeth Keough

Haley Robinson Kossek

Varun Kuchibhatla

Laura Catherine Leddy

Justin Crist Lee, a former Herald director of business development

Ross Lewis Lerner

Chad Robert McAuliffe

Zackery Conner McKenzie

Gayatri Mehra

Nihaal Bhagwati Mehta

Allegra Joie Midgette

Hannah Faye Mirman

Brian Robert Moore

Hannah Rachel Nelson

Daniel Jordan Newmark

Rachel Hope Occhiogrosso, a Herald editorial page board editor

Siri Mackenzie Olson

Katie Anne Hunter Parker

Anna Mae Parmelee

Samuel Sherburne Pearce

Alvina Vadivel Pillai

Wei Jie Jason Poh

Elizabeth Marie Powers

Joshua Caleb Prenner

Alexa Christine Pugh, a former Herald senior editor

John Robert Rady

Elizabeth Stacey Resnick

Gwendolyn Anne Rogers

David Arthur Rosen, a former Herald staff writer

Samuel Edersheim Rosen

Sarah Elizabeth Rubin, a Herald opinions editor

Rachel Pam Sarnoff

Laura Naomi Schneck

Kathryn Anne Schulz

Leela Senthil Nathan

Rongzi Shan

Jeremy Samuel Shar

Maxwell Aaron Sherman

Daniel Eliot Storch Sherrell

Julia Nicole Shube, a former Herald design editor

Peter Taylor Simpson

Lindsay Madeline Sovern

Mia Francesca Stange

Todd Frederick Stong

Amy Jessica Sung

Luke Richard Taylor

Catherine Rose Edith Teitz

Margaret Ayers Tennis, a Herald opinions editor

Yen Jay Tran

Yotam Tubul

Vanessa Mercedes Welten

Victoria Whalen Wilson

Andrea Seifert Wister

Emma Rachel Braucher Wohl, a former Herald arts and culture editor

Ivan Sashev Yanev

Sarah Pik Yu Yip

Cody Joseph Zeger

Luyu Zhang



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