Yesterday, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that The American Academy of Arts and Sciences had announced the
election of 190 new fellows and 22 new foreign honorary members. ArtForum reports the news here. A quick perusal of the list reveals that a several MIT Press authors are represented, including Bruno Latour, Mel Bochner, Nuel Belnap, and John Tinsley Oden. Some other famous new fellows this year include Pedro Almodóvar, the Coen Brothers, and B.B. King. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, located here in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was founded during the American Revolution
by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other leaders. It has been noted that fellows have quite often continued on to win Nobel Prizes... to see the entire list of members, go to http://www.amacad.org/members/alpha_list.pdf.