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.

04/01/2022

'Streams are the Canary in the Coal Mine'

Water has a lot to say, if you know how to listen. An F&M sophomore is senior examines the stream-channel dynamics of Fishing Creek North Nature Preserve in Lancaster County.

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03/30/2022

Biology, Psychology Interests Lead Researcher to Potential New Antibiotics

As Hailan Yu synthesizes holomycin and its derivatives, she plows relatively untouched ground in her chemistry studies for new antibiotic compounds.

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03/29/2022

'I Formed Great Relationships with My Mentors'

Marvin Nicoleau '16, a biochemistry and molecular biology major at F&M, is a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He enrolled at the College in 2012 as a result of a new partnership between...

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03/29/2022

Students, Staff Help Local Neighbors, Build Community

For spring break, the Catastrophic Relief Alliance (CRA) at Franklin & Marshall College joined with Impact Missions to help the College's Lancaster neighbors. A student-based organization...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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03/25/2022

Student Realizes Her Future as Teacher in German Studies

Alison Geiger '22, a German literature and culture major, said, “Teaching German is going to be my future goal." Geiger got a glimpse into this future by being a preceptor for German 202, a fourth-semester course that had been redesigned with the...

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03/22/2022

'A Little Medicine, A Little Philosophy'

An F&M professor and his former student — now a doctor — teamed up to explore an ethical puzzle: What if a patient's current best interests conflict with their past living will directives?

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03/17/2022

'It Can Stop Being a Job, and Instead Become a Calling'

Franklin & Marshall College Alumna Shares Her Experience Opening a Nonprofit When she accepted her Franklin & Marshall College diploma and ceremoniously moved her mortarboard tassel to...Martha Mumenthaler '21 started a nonprofit, Foliage Retriever...

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03/16/2022

Bank Prize Winner Jeremy Mauser Reflects on Writing

Novelist Weike Wang, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Novelist Weike Wang, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award-winner

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03/14/2022

Community-Based Learning Teaches in Real Time

On a recent winter evening, students gather in a Franklin & Marshall lecture hall as Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health David Ashworth announces a few pending judiciary field...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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03/10/2022

F&M Ranked Among Fulbright Award Top Producers

For the fifth consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program recognizes Franklin & Marshall College among the top producing institutions. Top producing institutions are those with the...For the fifth consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S. Student...

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03/07/2022

Why Research? It Teaches You More Than You Think

Students at Franklin & Marshall College embark on research projects expecting to dive deeper into their field, work side-by-side with passionate professors, and add an impressive feat to their...Students share the problem-solving skills they gained...

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03/07/2022

'I Would Choose F&M a Thousand Times Again if Given the Chance'

Kate Trieschman '16, a biology major at Franklin & Marshall, is completing her final semester of dental school at the University of Pennsylvania. Up next for Kate? A pediatric dental...Biology grad Kate Trieschman '16 shares how her liberal arts...

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