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.

05/13/2021

As Commencement Approaches, Seniors Reflect

On May 15, the 592 students that comprise Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2021 will depart campus – some physically, some virtually – with a perspective few preceding classes can claim....F&M seniors took time to reflect on their...

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05/10/2021

Parents Donate Photographs Worth More Than $2.5 Million to the Phillips

It's been said a photo is worth a thousand words… but some photos are worth much more than words. Over the past two years, Dr. Stephen Nicholas and his wife, Eileen—parents of twins and Class of...Dr. Stephen Nicholas and wife donated photos...

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05/10/2021

In Their Own Words: Students With Disabilities Share Perspectives

How is Franklin and Marshall College supporting students with disabilities? Four students share their experiences.

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04/30/2021

Pulitzer Playwright Pieces Together 'My Broken Language'

It wasn't until graduate school that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes discovered her native tongue. It was there at Brown University that Paula Vogel, creative writing...Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes...

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04/29/2021

‘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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04/29/2021

'A Neighborhood Environment'

F&M students of all class years reflect on robust life in the College Houses.

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04/16/2021

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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04/12/2021

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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04/09/2021

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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03/12/2021

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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03/08/2021

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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03/03/2021

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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