F&M Stories

At Franklin & Marshall College, we connect our students with extraordinary opportunities so they can accomplish great things in their four years on campus. Here are just a few of their stories.


Global Grad Earns Pickering Fellowship

When Franklin & Marshall College graduate Paolo Caglioti '21 took the first-year course F&M grad Paolo Caglioti '21 was recently named a Pickering Fellowship, a competitive award that prepares young graduates for foreign service careers.

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Off-Campus Study: Yuhui "Hidy" Li '23 in Copenhagen

I remember the first few things that popped into my mind when I thought about Copenhagen as my study abroad option - the picture-postcard Nyhavn, the Little Mermaid statue, and the best restaurant in the world. Of course, the photos and videos are...

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'My History Degree From F&M Provided the Foundation for Who I Am Today'

It was at F&M as a history major and Africana studies minor that Hilary Green '99, the James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College, began honing her interests in the intersections of race, class, and gender in African American...

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No Fault in Our Stars for Aspiring Astronaut

F&M first-year student Menelaos Raptis was just 7 years old when he received his first telescope. Follow the aspiring astronaut's journey from Greece to Lancaster.

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Five Fun Winter Activities Near Campus

Visiting Franklin & Marshall College for the first time this winter? A snowy stroll around campus will quickly warm up your day. You might even catch students sledding at Buchanan Park! Make...Visiting F&M for the first time this winter?...

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'Need Is Everywhere': Students, Faculty Help Rebuild Home in F&M's Backyard

Nine Franklin & Marshall students and 13 of the College's faculty, staff, friends and alumni spent the last week of winter break helping to repair and restore a home in Lancaster City. F&M's Catastrophic Relief Alliance (CRA) collaborated with Impact...

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Common Hour Returns to Mayser Center for Spring Term

On Jan. 26, for the first time since March 2020, the Franklin & Marshall community will gather in person for Common Hour, a weekly event for everyone on campus to participate in a dialogue about...Common Hour, a weekly gathering of the F&M community,...

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F&M Selected as AAC&U Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center

Franklin & Marshall is now part of the American Association of Colleges and Universities' (AAC&U) new Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. Guided by a common...F&M is now part of the American Association of Colleges and Universities'...

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'Dance Brought Me to Life': Meet Kendall Lipham '23

As winter break comes to a close, a group of thespians is hard at work rehearsing the first Franklin & Marshall production of Meet sen Kendall Lipham, director of the latest F&M Players musical theater production

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Making Connections: Unraveling Political and Social Upheaval in Hugo’s ‘Les Misérables’

Lisa Gasbarrone, professor of French, taught a Connections course, “Les Misérables,” an in-depth reading and analysis of Victor Hugo’s renowned, 19th-century historical novel. Professor Gasbarrone — who joined F&M in 1986 — has recently...

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F&M Mourns the Loss of Former Interim President and Longtime Trustee John F. Burness '67

John F. Burness '67, former interim president for Franklin & Marshall College and longtime F&M trustee, died Monday, Dec. 19. He was 77. Burness served on the Board of Trustees for 12...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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F&M Launches the American Liberal Arts Classroom

Franklin & Marshall College is launching a distinctive English-language immersion program for international students from highly-regarded international institutions. The American Liberal Arts...F&M is launching the American Liberal Arts...

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