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.


A Summer Internship With Robot Cats

Franklin & Marshall College senior Zaigham Randhawa secured his own summer internship in robotics, and applied what he learned in his two majors—computer science and mathematics. Computer...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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A Long Way From Behind Enemy Lines

Born into an Orthodox Jewish family in Metz, France, she was 20 when her country fell to Adolf Hitler's tanks and planes in spring 1940. Four years later, after the liberation of Paris from Nazi...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Working With a Protein Inhibitor Gone Awry

Nanoscopic science can be tricky. When things don't go as planned science researchers must adapt, which is what one Franklin & Marshall College student, at work in the lab on a protease inhibitor...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Biology and Chemistry Professors Collaborate on Sea Coral Research

Professors in biology and chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College have teamed up to study reef-building coral and understand the deadly effects of coral bleaching. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes...

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Chinese Student Wins Classics Sight-Translation Contest

In Manchuria, Jinrui Zhang '22 pursued an interest in Buddhism and Sanskrit, prominent subjects in that region of China. At Franklin & Marshall College, Zhang embraced the classics curriculum. "I like classics because it's the study of the ancient...

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Student Examines German Energy Policy in German

With a desire for less reliance on coal and no more nuclear power, Germany wants to switch its energy supply by 2050 to renewables, particularly wind, solar and hydroelectricity. Franklin &...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Celebrating F&M Japanese Language Program with Dance and Drum

To celebrate this year's 25th anniversary of the Japanese language program at Franklin & Marshall College, world-renowned Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group will perform for the first time on campus. "They are stunningly beautiful performers,"...

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Mystery Uncovered in NEH Research on Modern Italy and Jews

His research on the experience of Italian Jews as a way of understanding Italian modernization in the 19th century took him from Florence in the Tuscan region to Rome and the Holy See's secret...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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The Barriers to Sharing African Women's Stories

When it comes to telling stories, Tsitsi Dangarembga, a Zimbabwean author, filmmaker and activist, chooses to shine a light on the narratives of one of the most marginalized populations in the world—...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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Zoos Focus on Animal Quality of Life Around the World

At first glance, Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships with faculty. Students flourish in a supportive community that treats them as an individual, and their successes continue long after...

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'The Sign for Love': Deaf Filmmakers Examine Disability, Culture in Israel

As a deaf, gay man in a hearing family in Israel, El-ad Cohen felt alone growing up, particularly after the tragic death of his mother and the breakdown of his family. As an adult, he feared he would...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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The Challenge of Translating 'The Odyssey'

That she is the first woman to translate “The Odyssey” into English holds little import to Emily Wilson, but what does is that she’s the first scholar in 400 years of translations to make the kinds of alterations that reveal the text in a new...

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