Phi Kappa Phi Forum

The quarterly journal of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Each issue treats a single theme and field, providing a forum for discussion of social and scientific issues in a variety of fields of interest. Authors include scholars, experts from the privat

Articles from Vol. 99, No. 3, Fall

Awards and Benefits
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers numerous benefits and resources to assisti members throughout their academic and professional lives. From awards totaling nearly $ 1 million each year, to exclusive discounts from more than twenty-five corporate...
Best Word Forward
Growing up in the 1970s, I thought of Robert Graves as the man behind a TV show I wasn't supposed to watch. /, Claudius, his novel about imperial Rome, had been adapted as a television series that was the Game of Thrones of its day, touched by the violence...
Drawing the Lines with Hipaa
Most Americans sign the HIPAA agreement annually at their physicians office as a routine requirement for care. HIPAA laws protect our health care privacy, meaning others, unless we allow it, cannot access information regarding our care. For many people,...
Et Al
1. and others. 2. and elsewhere. [< Latin et alibi]HIGHER EDUCATIONSHORT STACKSInside Higher Ed, June 5Budget troubles have cut big journal subscription deals from many university libraries. The University of Iowa recently pulled $600,000 worth of...
Grammar Rules Are Not Carved in Stone
As an editor, I've had many, many people say something to the effect of "I'd better watch my grammar in front of you." While correcting grammar (and spelling, punctuation, facts, bias, structure, etc.) may be my job, I do it only when I'm asked or paid...
Less Is More
I didn't grow up in a home with a lot of rules. Our house was a parsonage, situated next door to the church my father served as pastor. Embedded in the family culture was the religious tradition we practiced, but with less emphasis on rule-following...
Let's Talk about Money
Discussions about money can be stressful, and many marriages and partnerships have felt the pains of this difficult topic. It is the communication that is difficult; the money itseli is merely a tool by which we can accomplish important goals in life....
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,My name is Natasha George. I really enjoyed the article by Nancy Lusignan and her take on teaching Uncle Tom 's Cabin in Krakow, Poland.As a Polish student, I appreciated the way she drew parallels to slavery within the United States to Polish...
Love of Learning as Wisdom
Every member of the Society has heard this phrase at least once, at initiation. It's our motto, a generous translation of the Greek whence derives "Phi Kappa Phi": OiXoaotpía Kpaxelxco (pcoxtbv. If your memory's really sharp (or if you've attended multiple...
Member News
Several Phi Kappa Phi members were awarded Goldwater Scholarships. These scholarships honor college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Phi Kappa Phi members who received...
Mlb Must Embrace Technology to Fix Poor Umpire Performance
Major League Baseball home plate umpires make tens of thousands of incorrect calls each season. These controllable but reoccurring errors impact players, managers, performance statistics, pace of play, and game outcome, and diminish fan experience. Despite...
Rethinking Admissions in the Wake of Operation Varsity Blues
But it doesn't have to be.Natasha Kumar Warikoo, an associate professor of education at Harvard University, where she teaches courses on racial inequality and the role of culture in education, has a better idea.A lottery."There's so many amazing, talented...
Rules for Visiting
RULES FOR VISITING BY JESSICA FRANCIS KANE Penguin Press. 2019. 304pp.In Jessica Francis Kanes novel Rules for Visiting, protagonist May Attaway states "transformations are not always violent or even physical." However, in the course of human experience,...
Rules Keep Us on Track
Rules and honor, the kind we celebrate here at The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, go hand in hand. Whether you respond to the word "rules" by thinking structure and restrictions or are more on the side of the quote attributed to Katherine Hepburn that...
Rules of the Road
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."Lord Acton's famous words, written more than 130 years ago, have proved an eloquent rebuttal to those who would promote political monarchies, oligarchies,...
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