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.


The Complicated History of the Women's Suffrage Movement 100 Years Later

This year is the centennial mark for ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote, but the celebration is more complicated, said Ann Gordon, Rutgers University research...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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F&M Senior Develops Music Therapy for Premature Infants

Ania Luckiewicz '20 desperately searched for a way to meld her major and minor – biology and musical performance – when she happened upon a musical therapy that helps infants born prematurely to...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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Off-Campus Study: Anna McDougall '21 in China

I learned so much while abroad. Everything I learned couldn't possibly be fit into a few paragraphs, and an entire essay could be spent focusing on just one aspect, but I am so grateful for the opportunities I had to understand even the tiniest bit...

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Speaker Argues for Dual Language Education So No Child Is Left Monolingual

Although 31 states have declared English as their native tongue, and roughly 21 percent of the population is, at various degrees, bilingual, the United States has no official language. Meanwhile, 75 percent of the world's 7.7 billion people do not...

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Mueller Fellow Tells Stories to Illustrate Immigration Debate

Sandra Cisneros, a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and a noted author and activist, chose a different way to discuss the immigration question during her recent visit to Franklin & Marshall.

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Three Alumni Discuss 1969 Protest, Racial Consciousness at F&M

Benjamin Bowser '69, Adrian Lamos Jr. '72 and LeRoy Pernell '71 never looked back when they graduated from Franklin & Marshall College. In fact, they never intended to come back to their alma...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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A Summer Internship With Robot Cats

Franklin & Marshall College senior Zaigham Randhawa secured his own summer internship in robotics, and applied what he learned in his two majors—computer science and mathematics. Computer...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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A Long Way From Behind Enemy Lines

Born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Metz, France, she was 20 when her country fell to Adolf Hitler's tanks and planes in spring 1940. Four years later, after the liberation of Paris from Nazi...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Working With a Protein Inhibitor Gone Awry

Nanoscopic science can be tricky. When things don't go as planned science researchers must adapt, which is what one Franklin & Marshall College student, at work in the lab on a protease inhibitor...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Biology and Chemistry Professors Collaborate on Sea Coral Research

Professors in biology and chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College have teamed up to study reef-building coral and understand the deadly effects of coral bleaching. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes...

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Chinese Student Wins Classics Sight-Translation Contest

In Manchuria, Jinrui Zhang '22 pursued an interest in Buddhism and Sanskrit, prominent subjects in that region of China. At Franklin & Marshall College, Zhang embraced the classics curriculum. "I like classics because it's the study of the ancient...

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Student Examines German Energy Policy in German

With a desire for less reliance on coal and no more nuclear power, Germany wants to switch its energy supply by 2050 to renewables, particularly wind, solar and hydroelectricity. Franklin &...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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