Early Phi Beta Kappa 2013 Inductees Announced

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Congratulations to the 2%! The Class of 2013 Junior Phi Beta Kappa members have just been announced by the College, with the remaining 8% of really smart people to be inducted in the spring. According to the CC website announcement, the country’s oldest academic honor society was founded for the pursuit of “friendship, morality, and literature,” but that has since then boiled down to coveted lists of people and PB&J jokes on Bwog’s part. But seriously, congratulations to the following 22 students:

  • Travis Baseler
  • Jason Bell
  • Tyler Benedict
  • Caitlin Brown
  • Woo Chang Chung
  • Peter Conroy
  • Kevin Crowley
  • Hannah Deresiewicz
  • Joel Dierbeck
  • Frederic Dulson
  • Leah Friedman
  • Matthew Gladstone
  • Cynthia Harris
  • Yuxiao Huang
  • Samuel Kohn
  • Gavin McGown
  • Gerard Ramm
  • Billy Rees
  • Rotem Rusak
  • Matthew Salant
  • Katharina Shaw
  • James Wiseman

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  1. Anonymous


  2. CC '15

    congrats, Travis! you're an awesome TA.

  3. Anonymous

    Billy "Hunter" Rees you are AMAZING!

  4. Anonymous

    Congratulations! What an honor!

  5. Anonymous  

    Are these people with the highest GPA or are there extra criteria?

  6. Anonymous

    Congrats to all of you!! What an amazing accomplishment!

  7. Anonymous

    It's several factors, including GPA, PBK alumni professor recommendation (anonymous), extra-curricular, course-load difficulty etc

  8. Beth

    Congratulations, Fred! Proud of you and this great accomplishment.

  9. Anonymous

    Congratulations, Sam!

  10. carman 6  


  11. Deresiewicz?  

    Like William Deresiewicz? Whoa. Your dad's cool.

  12. Anonymous  

    Yuxiao you're a boss.

  13. Shawty  

    CONGRATULATIONS RO! We're so proud of you and all of your superhuman hard work! You truly deserved this! :)

  14. Helen Daniell

    Congratulations Fred! WE are so proud of you!

  15. Gavin groupie  


  16. Republican  

    Why are there no asians? Or only one, I mean?

  17. dang  

    all white people + one asian... says something about the academic caliberof minorities here...

  18. nitpicky

    i see two asians!

  19. Anonymous  

    Congrats, Caitlin!!!

  20. extranitpicky  

    It's actually Gerard Ramm...

  21. Anonymous  

    Congrats Joel! You deserve it!

  22. Choppa

    Yeah they got a high GPA, but can dey scrap doe?

  23. Anonymous

    You're awsome Hunter!! :)

  24. Anonymous  

    Look at all these names! Did you follow potential PBK members to their dorms too, Bwog?

  25. smoke  

    So proud of you Fred

  26. The Phantom Cloak  

    Notice how there are not SPECSTERS on the list

  27. meeko  


  28. CC13JJ11  


  29. I know it's not there anymore but

    gerald, gerald, Gerald, Gerald, GERALD! GERALD!! GERALD!!!

  30. Anonymous

    Also... a surprisingly low number of women, it seems. (I realize not everyone on that list identifies explicitly.)

    • Anonymous

      Don't know how much GPA factors in, but the very best science majors tend to have higher GPAs than the very best humanities majors (aren't a lot of A+'s in an English course but if five kids in physics get nothing wrong the entire semester you can't not give it to them). For whatever reason, there's still a big gender discrepancy in the hard sciences, so that may be part of it.

  31. some of the people on this list

    are huge assholes

  32. Anonymous  

    luv ewe gerald

  33. Anonymous  

    so, so proud of you Hannah!! YOU ROCK

  34. CC'14  

    Is there something wrong with me for seeing this and being incredibly disheartened by the likelihood of my never receiving PBK?

    • CC '14

      Bueller? Anyone? No pep talk on how life is long and winding and just because you can't afford the toll on some roads doesn't mean you won't get to the same place along a different path? Nope? Well alright then.

  35. Anonymous

    So smart. So nice. You are the best, Hannah!

  36. wait  

    really? tyler benedict? the orgo night guy? REALLY???

  37. Gonna say it...  

    How about Barnard? GS?

  38. Woo Chang Chung?

    What a stupid name

  39. burp

    frederic dulson rocks my world!

  40. anon

    Right? Languages are SOOO hard! Good luck with that degree.

  41. need to know  

    matt salant? straight?

  42. mariaappreciater  

    The venerable woo is probably the smartest guy in our year, and I personally find him quite attractive. Whoever mocked his name is a jackass.

  43. Fuck Yeah  

    Kevin Crowley!

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