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.


Searching for 'Cosmic Lighthouse' Signals

Six Franklin & Marshall College students, using decades old data, are searching the sky for elusive pulsars, which spin as much as 100 times per second while sending pulsed radio signals....Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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A Student's Surprising Path to the Director's Seat

Of the many things Shoshana Frank set out to do at Franklin & Marshall College, directing an original play wasn't one of them. So how, exactly, did the junior find herself on stage at the Green...

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First Impressions and Lasting Memories: Sam & Dena Lombardo's historic gift supports the Now to Next campaign

F&M will build a Welcome Center thanks to a $5 million gift to the Now to Next campaign from Lancaster area natives Sam and Dena Lombardo.

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Visiting Poet Makes the Ordinary Extraordinary

I'm done being in love with what leaves — autumn gathers in the trees, russet, then tries not to fall asleep on the cold ground. God, it is hard being happy if you try — instead, be like this slow...Poet Kevin Young shared the richly crafted...

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F&M Poll: Big Voter Turnout Expected

Two in three, or 66%, of registered Pennsylvania voters are 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,...

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Donor Endows Geosciences Professorship to Honor Longtime Friend's F&M Teaching Career

Jane Woodward never attended Franklin & Marshall College, but she knew of the College's commitment to student-faculty research from Dorothy Merritts, her longtime friend and F&M professor of...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Diplomat Spirit Soars at True Blue Weekend

Diplomat spirit embraced every corner of Franklin & Marshall College Oct. 21-23, as students, parents and alumni were warmly welcomed back to campus for True Blue Weekend. The annual Homecoming...View a photo slideshow from F&M 2022 True Blue Weekend,...

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Making Connections: Talking Death, Horror and Dark Tourism with Professor of Marketing Jeffrey Podoshen

A distinctive feature of the first-year academic experience at Franklin & Marshall College are the discussion-based seminar courses called Connections. Students are assigned to these 16-peer...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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F&M Grad Shows How Anything is Possible with a Liberal Arts Degree

Hannah Breedlove '22 said she credits F&M and her liberal arts degree for landing a position in an industry she thought was out of reach. A classics and history major, Breedlove secured a position as project coordinator with ChoiceLIVE, a company...

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Ware Gift Endows Institute Directorship, expands College House programs

Franklin & Marshall students will enjoy an increased number of community-service opportunities and those in Ware College House a wider array of programming to enhance their student experience,...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Autocracy and the Challenges to Our Imagination

In the Brooks College House Great Room a few days before Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen addressed a campus audience, a group of students were discussing the writer's works. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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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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