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Research Fair: Students Study Pandemic Impact on Lancaster Restaurants
Prior to the pandemic, restaurant and food-service jobs in Pennsylvania accounted for 10% of employment in the state. Two Franklin & Marshall College students are tracking how that industry...F&M students are tracking how the restaurant industry...
2009 Graduate is Building Lancaster's Future
Who decides where a city's bus stops go? The parks? The new apartment complexes? Franklin & Marshall alum Douglas Smith does, to an extent. As chief planner within the City of Lancaster's...What is an urban planner? F&M grad Douglas Smith shares...
Research Fair: Senior Studies Hope, Solidarity and Cognition
It's a cloudy afternoon in October at Franklin & Marshall. Amid the bustle of students en route to class, senior Maceo Whatley reads his Maceo Whatley is taking a deeper look at Heidegger's
Research Fair: Learning English Online During the Pandemic
Franklin & Marshall College junior Lauren Chen was coding survey results for a lab when a particular aspect of her work caught her eye. Neuroscience major researches COVID-19 and its impact on adult English language learners' interest in taking an...
Research Fair: Student Samples Sounds With Synthesizers, Space
With electronic keyboards, synthesizers and computer software programs, Amanda Peterson explores electronic music and natural sounds to create her composing project. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes...
Research Fair: The Power in Engaging the Community Through Art
What happens when art and civic engagement meet? Franklin & Marshall College senior Sarah Sutter spent her summer showing how effective, and important, it is when they do. Studio art major explores art and community engagement interns by interning...
Research Fair: Discovering Discrepancies in Theoretical Physics
Before he turns to the computer for his research, physics major Evan Shinn calculates by hand to determine corrections to a theory on positronium energy levels.
Alone Together: Campus Experiences in the Pandemic
The pandemic that began in 2020 changed the world, college campuses and how students respond and adapt to the challenges that lockdowns, Zoom classes and hybrid classes presented. In this ongoing...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...
Connecting the Dots in Immigration and Refugee Reform
Born in Guatemala and raised in Boston, Franklin & Marshall College senior Leora Sammett grew up around diverse immigrant communities. But it wasn't until she arrived on campus that she fully...After arriving in sanctuary city Lancaster, Pa., this...
How Can Activists Be Architects of a Better Society?
What does it look like to be the architect of a better society? Eboo Patel, author, educator and interfaith leader, posed this question to the Franklin & Marshall community during Thursday's...Eboo Patel, author, educator and interfaith leader, spoke...
Springford Exhibit Brings Color to Campus
Vibrant and muted colors splash across the large canvases of Vivian Springford, the American abstract expressionist, who in the mid-20th century developed her own color-field painting process that...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...
How an 'Atypical' Degree Is Helping This Physical Therapist Think Outside the Box
The typical student pursuing a career in physical therapy will complete an undergraduate degree related to biology or public health. But Franklin & Marshall College alumnus Cory Hecht '17 was...After graduating with a mathematics degree, F&M alumnus...