Al Filreis inducted into Minerva Academy, a committee of intellectuals

The Daily Pennsylvanian
May 16, 2014

Al Filreis, a Penn English professor, has been inducted as one of 14 founding members into the Minerva Academy.

The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship is a nonprofit that attracts and directs financial support toward academic programs for Minerva students and research for its faculty. The induction comes as no surprise to anyone who knows Filreis, who is heavily involved in the Kelly Writers House.

The Minerva Academy, a committee of intellectuals, contacted Filreis to ask him to serve as a member. The committee is the first of its kind, offering a distinguished honor and a $500,000 award to recognize innovation in colleges and universities.

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