Four members of the Class of 2013 were inducted as new members of the New York Alpha chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society, in a ceremony on April 13, 2011.
New members are Jacob Fredericks, Ogdensburg, NY; Kathryn Green, Pittsford, NY; Charles Spence, Plainfield, VT; and Cooper Thompson, New Haven, VT.
To be eligible for membership in Phi Sigma Tau, a student must have completed three semesters at St. Lawrence; be in the top 35 percent of her or his class; and must have taken at least two courses in philosophy with a philosophy average of at least 3.5. The society declares as its purpose "To serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy; to promote student interest in research and advanced study in this field; to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit; to organize a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in this field; to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public."
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Posted: May 13, 2011