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.


‘Here We Live, Here We Grow’

Performances by sophomore cellist Elizabeth Chapman and junior vocalist Eva Hirsch accented a magnificent spring day April 23 as Franklin & Marshall College celebrated the dedication of the fifth and newest College House, as well as the philanthropy...

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Mock Trial Team Celebrates Best Season in History

Franklin & Marshall's mock trial team has landed among the top 25% in the nation this year. For the first time in campus history, the team advanced to the American Mock Trial Association's...F&M advanced to the American Mock Trial Association Opening...

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Forging the Path for Those Who Come Next

Franklin & Marshall College's True Blue Network connects a student to an alumnus and the internship of his dreams. Aspiring anesthesiologist and public health major Curtis Mark used the True Blue Network to discover an internship with Dr. Michael...

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Always Handle Reptiles With Care

A research project to evaluate whether positive human interactions could improve the welfare of leopard geckos led to questions in Franklin & Marshall College's Biological Foundations of Behavior program about how to handle the creatures without...

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Who Owns Culture? Historian Examines Art Restitution and Colonialism

The trove of Benin's opulent palace art can be found in museums across the globe. Everywhere, that is, except Benin. Art historian Marie-Cécile Zinsou is working to change that. Her Franklin...Who owns culture? Art historian Marie-Cécile Zinsou...

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Students Explore the Whimsical World of Gianni Rodari

Every night, traveling salesman Signor Bianchi calls his daughter from a pay phone to tell her a bedtime story. Each story must be told in the time that a single coin will buy. Four Franklin & Marshall College students will recount these whimsical...

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Diplomats Abroad Overcome Pandemic Challenges

Despite the waxing and waning of the pandemic’s intensity last fall and early winter, four F&M graduates reached their destinations abroad and begin their teaching fellowships.

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Behind the Lens of the Civil Rights Revolution

A new photo acquisition at Franklin & Marshall College provides a rare glimpse into Danny Lyon's documentation of civil rights activism. Franklin & Marshall has acquired Danny Lyon's photography series documenting the Student Nonviolent Coordinating...

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Winter Visual Arts Center Wins 2020 Best of Design Award

The fall 2020 opening of the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center put a spotlight on Franklin & Marshall's dynamic art programs and esteemed faculty. The College's commitment to the...Franklin & Marshall's Winter Visual Arts Center has earned...

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Language's Power in Students' Lives

Telling stories via video about a time when language was important in their lives gave a group of Franklin & Marshall first-year students some unexpected personal insights. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes...

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International First-Years Begin Their F&M Journey Abroad

After their final months of high school were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, incoming college first-years wondered: Would their college experience start off the same way? Across the country, they...Franklin & Marshall College created five cohorts...

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Campus Musical Brings the Big Stage Outside

It was only fitting that Franklin & Marshall College's Go-Go themed musical commenced with "We Got The Beat." The cast of "Head Over Heels" certainly didn't miss one, despite a pandemic-disrupted rehearsal process. Student performers successfully...

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