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.


A New Director at F&M's Center for Politics and Public Affairs

A government professor for more than two decades, author of several books on politics, and commentator for local and national media outlets, Franklin & Marshall's Stephen Medvic was named the new...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Afghanistan to Italy: A Young Migrant's Odyssey

In Fabio Geda's internationally acclaimed 2010 novel, "In the Sea There are Crocodiles," the author converses with his character/subject, Enaiatollah Akbari, and asks him how he chose his new home. Enaiatollah tells him, "You recognize it because...

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Election Reform Means Doing the Math

Mixing politics and religion is controversial, but mixing politics and math is American. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships with faculty. Students flourish in a supportive community...

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Phillips Museum Announces Fall Exhibitions

Images captured by Magnum Photos, the famous international cooperative whose photographers travel the world capturing the many facets of humanity—in conflict and in harmony—form one of this fall's...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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An Appalachian Adventure Begins at F&M

Thirty first-year students at Franklin & Marshall recently swapped their books and syllabi for hiking boots and trail mix. Pioneered in 2012, Franklin & Marshall College's First-Year...F&M First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trip (FOOT) is a program designed...

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Helping the Class of 2024 Create a New Collective Identity

Walking through the Franklin & Marshall College campus sparks a hopefulness many haven't enjoyed in more than 18 months. After welcoming 2,254 students back for the fall 2021 semester, campus is...After persisting through the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

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F&M's Iconic Dining Hall is Revamped and Ready for its Close-up

Franklin & Marshall community members returning to campus for the fall semester were welcomed by a delicious surprise. This summer, the College extensively renovated its primary dining facility...Franklin & Marshall renovates and upgrades its dining...

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Common Hour Tackles Wellness in Trying Times

How can one find joy amid a pandemic? Franklin & Marshall President Barbara Altmann facilitated a panel focused on maintaining wellness — and joy — in current times to commence the College's...Traditionally held on campus, Common Hour will remain...

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F&M Fall Student-Athletes Return to Competition

Sept. 1 not only marks the first day of the academic year at Franklin & Marshall; it also brings the return of the fall athletic season for hundreds of Diplomat student-athletes. Thirteen...Franklin & Marshall anticipates a regular schedule of intercollegiate...

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F&M Welcomes Students Back for Fall Semester

After 18 months of hybrid learning, the Franklin & Marshall College community welcomed 2,254 students back to campus with a week of celebratory events and orientation programming. With...F&M welcomed 2,254 students back to campus with a week of celebratory...

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Four Students Launch Government Internship Program

This summer, four Franklin & Marshall College students traveled to Washington D.C., where they worked in Congress or at a federal agency, either remotely or on location. The Ken Duberstein '...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Student Gardener Finds Her Campus Roots

Finished with her last week of summer work in the greenhouse, which sits atop the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building on campus, junior Erblina Beqiri reflected on her experience. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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