Emily Pulitzer ’55 and Maxine Savitz ’58 Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Posted May 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am.

Emily Pulitzer ’55 and Maxine Savitz ’58 were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.

Pulitzer has been elected for her work in education and philanthropy as founder and chairman of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Savitz has been elected in public affairs and journalism for her work as vice president of the National Academy of Engineering.

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 12, 2013, at the Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the eighteenth century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the twentieth. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

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