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.


Gorman Named Vice President for College Advancement

Cynthia C. Gorman has been appointed to serve as Franklin & Marshall's vice president for college advancement. Gorman, who has been serving as interim vice president since May, begins her duties...Cynthia C. Gorman has been appointed to serve as...

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Sneak Peek: Fall at the College Houses

Some describe it as Hogwarts. Many describe it as home. Established in 2005, the College House system shapes the intellectual, social and physical landscape of the Franklin & Marshall campus....Inspired by Oxford and Cambridge universities (and popularized...

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F&M Poll: Mastriano Falls Behind, Oz Closes In

Pennsylvania Republicans Doug Mastriano and Mehmet Oz trail their Democratic opponents in the governor and U.S. Senate races, but Oz is closer than where he was a month ago, while Mastriano has seen...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a...

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Top 5 Fall Activities When Visiting F&M

Are you exploring Franklin & Marshall College for the first time this fall? With its towering oak trees and brick-lined pathways, it's hard to beat a crisp fall day at F&M. To make the most...Touring F&M for the first time this fall? Make the most...

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Students Reflect on Summer Fieldwork

As the new semester gives way to shorter days and cooler weather, Franklin & Marshall College students are finding their fall rhythm. For many, the quest for knowledge continued uninterrupted...For the final installment of our summer series, two...

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Sultana Becomes F&M's First Obama Foundation Voyager Scholar

On the heels of a United States Foreign Service internship, Franklin & Marshall College student Munahil Sultana '24 will continue her path toward international diplomacy with the backing of the Obama Foundation. This week, Sultana, a government and...

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Want to Be a Writer? Hausman Speaker Shares Surprising Advice

Writing Rule No. 1: You need the right jacket. That is, at least, according to Julie Otsuka, Franklin & Marshall College's 2022-23 Hausman lecturer. On Sept. 13, the novelist and short...What is novelist Julie Ostuka's No. 1 writing rule? The answer...

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F&M's Ongoing Diversity Efforts Earn College a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Franklin & Marshall College received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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F&M Prepares Tomorrow's Leaders, Today

In class, on stage, or on the playing field, leadership takes many shapes.

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F&M Students Mentor Local High Schoolers in Filmmaking

Three Franklin & Marshall College seniors mentored local high school students in filmmaking this summer, as well as planning a fall film festival. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships...

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Film Faculty Screens First Film Festival

The inaugural Gleaners Film Festival at Franklin & Marshall College Sept. 22-24 will feature director John Waters and "Pink Flamingos," his 1972 "exercise in poor taste" (trailer in this link), which, at the time of its release, was initially banned...

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Aspiring Neuroscientist Tackles Cutting-Edge Research in Chicago

Beta Cai ’23, a neuroscience major, spent a summer conducting biomedical research in the pharmacology department at the University of Illinois-Chicago. “I did research on designing and constructing a FRET (Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer)-based...

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