July 2018 Book Club: “What the Qur’an Meant: And Why it Matters”

On Tuesday, July 31, fourteen members of the book club met to discuss What the Qur’an Meant: And Why it Matters by Garry Wills. This text seeks to clarify the Qur’an’s message on several topics, such as sharia and jihad, commonly distorted by modern audiences for political purposes. He casts religious ignorance about Islam (these days conflated with patriotism…

DCPBK High School Award winner Jared Lichtman

Jared Duker Lichtman

“I would like to thank you again for selecting me in 2014 for the DC PBK [High School] Merit Award. I recently graduated from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, majoring in mathematics, with a minor in physics, and was 1 of 22 members of the Class of 2018 to be inducted early into Phi Beta Kappa. Your honor was quite prescient! This upcoming year, I will be in Cambridge, UK, as 1 of 16 Churchill scholars selected nationwide, studying for a master’s in pure mathematics. Thank you again for giving me a vote of confidence 4 years ago, and I hope the award continues to support many worthy students to come!”