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.

12/07/2021

F&M Senior Earns Second Prestigious Scholarship

With purpose in mind, senior Makaila Ranges has pursued opportunities presented to her since arriving at Franklin & Marshall College, from becoming a Truman Scholar in her junior year to recently being named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of the world's...

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12/02/2021

Alone Together: Sophomore Found Supportive, Sincere Group of Friends

The pandemic that began in 2020 changed the world, college campuses and how students respond and adapt to the challenges that lockdowns, Zoom classes and hybrid classes presented. In this ongoing...Students share their experiences during the COVID-19...

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11/30/2021

Alone Together: Housing Adviser Finds Rewards in Being Supportive

The pandemic that began in 2020 changed the world, college campuses and how students respond and adapt to the challenges that lockdowns, Zoom classes and hybrid classes presented. In this ongoing...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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11/22/2021

Alone Together: Kayla Mejia Found the Community She Was Searching For

The pandemic that began in 2020 changed the world, college campuses and how students respond and adapt to the challenges that lockdowns, Zoom classes and hybrid classes presented. In this ongoing...Students share their experiences during the COVID-19...

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11/19/2021

F&M Launches Chesapeake Watershed Initiative

F&M established the Chesapeake Watershed Initiative (CWI), supported through a three-year, $1.25-million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, a Pittsburgh philanthropy.

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11/17/2021

French Connections: Where Students and an Artist Meet

On the subject of African Americans who went to reside in welcoming Paris, a Franklin & Marshall professor and her Connections I class spent an afternoon with a painter, associated with the College for 30 years, who spent time in the City of Light...

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11/16/2021

Two Truths in One Heart: Israeli and Palestinian Activists Discuss Peace

Addressing the crowd at Franklin & Marshall College's Bonchek Lecture Hall, Orthodox rabbi Hanan Schlesinger pointed to a map of Israel's contentious borders. Roots activists Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad discuss their vision of peace between...

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11/12/2021

Mentors Benefit as Much as Mentees

Franklin & Marshall's Jennifer Morford, professor of chemistry and 2021 recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, recalled an impromptu...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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11/11/2021

Alone Together: International Sophomore Joyous to Arrive on Campus

The pandemic that began in 2020 changed the world, college campuses and how students respond and adapt to the challenges that lockdowns, Zoom classes and hybrid classes presented. In this ongoing...Students share their experiences during the COVID-19...

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11/10/2021

From Alaska to Lancaster: A Student's Journey

Few can say they've explored Alaska by plane, let alone dog sled. Franklin & Marshall senior Ashley Guernsey has done both. From racing in the Iditarod to examining the state's museum archives,...Few can say they've explored Alaska by plane, let...

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11/09/2021

Alone Together: Finding Community in Getting Involved Virtually

The pandemic that began in 2020 changed the world, college campuses and how students respond and adapt to the challenges that lockdowns, Zoom classes and hybrid classes presented. In this ongoing...Students share their experiences during the COVID-19...

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11/05/2021

Mueller Fellow Reflects on Lifetime of Disability Rights Activism

When Judith Heumann's elementary school barred her from attending class due to wheelchair use, she quickly learned about activism. F&M Mueller Fellow Judith Heumann became the Special Advisor on International Disability Rights for the U.S. Department...

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