Olivia DrakeMay 1, 20085min
Eighty Wesleyan University students were elected into the Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society. They will be honored at a reception during Reunion & Commencement Weekend on May 24, 2008. Election to the society is based on the fulfillment of eligibility requirements, including a grade point average of 90 or above and the satisfactory completion of general education requirements prior to commencement. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776, during the American Revolution. The organization¬ís Greek initials signify the motto, "Love of learning is the guide of life." The students join the ninth oldest…

Olivia DrakeDecember 19, 20058min
  Posted 12/19/05 Wesleyan recently elected 15 seniors to the Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national scholastic honor society. Election to the society is based on fulfillment of eligibility requirements, including a grade point average of 90 or above and nomination by the student¬ís major department. Phi Beta Kappa is limited to 12 percent of the graduating class each year. The newly elected students are: Claire Nilsen Blumenson, a government, psychology and sociology major from Cambridge, Mass., is interested in child advocacy as it relates to academic failure and juvenile delinquency. Blumenson completed a semester abroad in…