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.


Senior Finds Grandmother's Memory Distinctive to Languages

If you're a bilingual speaker, do different languages trigger certain memories but not others? Franklin & Marshall College alumnus Griffin Sneath '20 investigated this question during an overseas journey to find his family's roots. Sneath, a neuroscience...

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'I Remember Having a Lot of Questions—and I Wanted Answers'

Inspired by his F&M Experience, a 2017 Alumnus Pursues Doctorate at Duke University When Tayzhaun Glover '17 arrived on campus for his first year at Franklin & Marshall, he didn't have...Franklin & Marshall alumnus Tayzhaun Glover '17 pursues...

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Young Alumna Bridges the Miles to Wuhan

When Teresa Chappell ’18 arrived in Wuhan, China, in 2018, she never could have imagined the uncertainties that would unfold two short years later. Chappell was approaching her final semester as a Princeton in Asia Teaching Fellow in January before...

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Twin Grads Tackle COVID-19 in Respective Career Fields

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, a pair of Franklin & Marshall alumni are embodying the spirit of Lux et Lex — Light and Law — the College's motto so famously inscribed on the metal arch spanning...F&M twin graduates are navigating COVID-19 obstacles...

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512-Million-year-old Fossils from Lancaster County Record the Origin, Relationships of Snails

Paleontologists worldwide are excited by a Pennsylvania collector's discovery of fossil snails that confirm an evolutionary link to worms, predicted 25 years ago by molecular biologists. Among the...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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F&M Opens New Worlds of Opportunity for Beijing Native

I wanted to get a liberal arts education instead of laser-focusing on biochemistry, which is what I intend to major in, but also get some knowledge about how to read, how to write, how to dance...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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The Complicated History of the Women's Suffrage Movement 100 Years Later

This year is the centennial mark for ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote, but the celebration is more complicated, said Ann Gordon, Rutgers University research...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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F&M Senior Develops Music Therapy for Premature Infants

Ania Luckiewicz '20 desperately searched for a way to meld her major and minor – biology and musical performance – when she happened upon a musical therapy that helps infants born prematurely to...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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Off-Campus Study: Anna McDougall '21 in China

I learned so much while abroad. Everything I learned couldn't possibly be fit into a few paragraphs, and an entire essay could be spent focusing on just one aspect, but I am so grateful for the opportunities I had to understand even the tiniest bit...

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Speaker Argues for Dual Language Education So No Child Is Left Monolingual

Although 31 states have declared English as their native tongue, and roughly 21 percent of the population is, at various degrees, bilingual, the United States has no official language. Meanwhile, 75 percent of the world's 7.7 billion people do not...

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Mueller Fellow Tells Stories to Illustrate Immigration Debate

Sandra Cisneros, a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and a noted author and activist, chose a different way to discuss the immigration question during her recent visit to Franklin & Marshall.

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Three Alumni Discuss 1969 Protest, Racial Consciousness at F&M

Benjamin Bowser '69, Adrian Lamos Jr. '72 and LeRoy Pernell '71 never looked back when they graduated from Franklin & Marshall College. In fact, they never intended to come back to their alma...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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