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.


Celebrating F&M Japanese Language Program with Dance and Drum

To celebrate this year's 25th anniversary of the Japanese language program at Franklin & Marshall College, world-renowned Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group will perform for the first time on campus. "They are stunningly beautiful performers,"...

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Mystery Uncovered in NEH Research on Modern Italy and Jews

His research on the experience of Italian Jews as a way of understanding Italian modernization in the 19th century took him from Florence in the Tuscan region to Rome and the Holy See's secret...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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The Barriers to Sharing African Women's Stories

When it comes to telling stories, Tsitsi Dangarembga, a Zimbabwean author, filmmaker and activist, chooses to shine a light on the narratives of one of the most marginalized populations in the world—...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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Zoos Focus on Animal Quality of Life Around the World

At first glance, Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships with faculty. Students flourish in a supportive community that treats them as an individual, and their successes continue long after...

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'The Sign for Love': Deaf Filmmakers Examine Disability, Culture in Israel

As a deaf, gay man in a hearing family in Israel, El-ad Cohen felt alone growing up, particularly after the tragic death of his mother and the breakdown of his family. As an adult, he feared he would...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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The Challenge of Translating 'The Odyssey'

That she is the first woman to translate “The Odyssey” into English holds little import to Emily Wilson, but what does is that she’s the first scholar in 400 years of translations to make the kinds of alterations that reveal the text in a new...

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Italian Hip Hop Artist Visits F&M for Classes and Concert

Amir Issaa is an Italian writer, educator, and hip hop artist. The son of an Italian mother and an Egyptian father, he was initially launched as an immigrant rapper. Though this...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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TRUE BLUE Weekend Blows in With Homecoming, Inauguration and Capital Campaign

A nor'easter's winds and rain could not sweep away the festivities at Franklin & Marshall's Oct. 26-28 TRUE BLUE Weekend, where the College launched a $200 million capital campaign, celebrated...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Community-Based Learning Engages Students with Spanish-Speaking Lancaster

At Franklin & Marshall College, students taking Spanish classes are practicing their language skills outside of the classroom. Through myriad community-based learning courses (CBL), the...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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College Breaks Ground for Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center

Before the silver ceremonial shovels broke the earth to officially begin construction of the College's visual arts center March 27, Franklin & Marshall President Daniel R. Porterfield thanked and...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Trustee and Diplomat Athletic Club co-founder Brooks gives $1M for Shadek Stadium

As a student at Franklin & Marshall College, Bob Brooks '66, P'98 was a member of the men's varsity tennis team, and as a successful businessman and investor, he later acquired...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that...

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Citizen Participation in Government Budgeting Flourishes in Democracies

The idea arose from a South American socialist government in the late 20th century — allow citizens to participate in the governmental budgeting process. Now spread worldwide, participatory budgeting...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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