Voices and Ideas
Civil rights lawyer, activist, and ΦBK member William Thaddeus Coleman Jr. was directly involved in court cases that changed America during the twentieth century.
Aileen Bailey (ΦBK, Beloit College, 1994) credits her liberal arts background with leading her to neuroscience and works to make the sciences more open to women in general.
Steven Fesmire (ΦBK, Millsaps College, 1990) discusses why colleges and universities need more democratic conditions for social inquiry and problem-solving.
ΦBK member Allen Boyer shares memories of his father, the subject of his fifth book Rocky Boyer’s War, recently published by the Naval Institute Press.
Julie Taddeo (ΦBK, University of Rochester, 1987), a specialist in gender studies and class history, discusses Edwardian Britain’s depiction in TV period dramas like Downton Abbey.
Donald Hedrick (ΦBK, University of Kansas, 1969), a professor at Kansas State University, has developed a new class that explores Shakespeare in relation to the modern world.
The Read on Elon program promotes intellectual conversations outside of the classroom and extends ΦBK's engagement with the liberal arts and sciences to a larger community.
The new VP of Community Impact for the Denver Foundation, Dace West (ΦBK, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1998) works to improve the quality of community for those she serves.