What Sets F&M Apart

Collaboration is the cornerstone of a Franklin & Marshall education. What makes academics at F&M truly distinctive is that our students work side by side with professors who want to help them realize ideas, not just talk or read about them.

Every F&M student has the opportunity to be creative, examine values and test theories beyond the classroom.

Connect, Critique, Strive Across All Studies

The "Connections" curriculum that unites all areas of study at F&M  cultivates in students —throughout their four years — the ability to apply innovative solutions to complex problems: Connect ideas. Connect across different majors. Connect with the world.

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Research, Partner, Publish in the Sciences

Snorkle in the ocean off Hawaii, swing from the trees in Costa Rica or discover pulsars in the observatory. F&M students in the natural sciences work shoulder-to-shoulder with faculty in the laboratory, through experiences studying in the field, and through advising throughout independent research. 

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Direct, Compose, Perform the Arts

At F&M, faculty are committed to working one-on-one with students who strive to stage their own plays, compose their own music, choreograph their own dance, write their own novels, and produce their own films. Our students learn about past and current masters, and can become masters themselves.

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Experience, Engage, Work in the Humanities

Students at F&M engage with the big questions in ways they might never have imagined. Some travel to Tuscany to uncover answers as part of a Classics course, or work with a professor to explore questions of justice. Our study of the humanities fuels lifelong learning.

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Investigate, Explore, Apply the Social Sciences

Imagine traveling to South Africa to study child health. We focus on teaching students to understand society and the human impact on our world through deep engagement with professors, and that study often reaches beyond the classroom.

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Journey, Study, Connect through Global Education

At Franklin & Marshall, a global education involves not only classroom engagement, but also hands-on experiential learning in communities around the world. At any given moment, F&M students can be found on any of six continents across the globe.

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The Pulse of  Academics at F&M

Story 2/9/2016

DAX Center Offers Research Opportunities in Developmental...

The Developmental and Experience Center, or DAX Center, launched this semester, bringing under one umbrella three labs exploring different foundational aspects of development: morality, social...

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Story 2/5/2016

Writer's Story: Danticat Touches on Memory of Experience

"I became a writer because I was told stories, and it's a really big part of what I try to copy from the time that I was very young," author Edwidge Danticat, the 2016 Hausman Lecturer, told a...

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Story 2/4/2016

Modern Media and Purposely Garbled Campaign Messages

With this week's recently concluded Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary just days away, journalist Lonnie Isabel came to F&M to talk about how the media and presidential campaigns have...

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Story 2/2/2016

Haitian-American Novelist Edwidge Danticat to Deliver 2016...

When she arrived in the United States, Edwidge Danticat was a shy, 12-year-old Haitian girl "on the cusp of adolescence," reuniting with parents she had not seen for years. To express her conflicting...

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Story 1/26/2016

Students, Faculty Reflect on Lasting Legacy of Dr. Martin...

The legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is seen through various lenses and interpreted in many ways. On Jan. 26, Franklin & Marshall College community members shared their...

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Story 1/25/2016

His Mind is a Million Miles Away

Astronomer and aspiring astronaut Richard Camuccio first remembers looking through a telescope at the moon and stars when he was 6 years old in Telford, Pa. Sixteen years later, the Franklin &...

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Story 1/19/2016

Learning Languages Through Teaching and Tutoring

Four students invited last fall to launch a credit-earning preceptor program in F&M's German and Italian departments found new ways to learn the languages.

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Story 1/14/2016

F&M Players Go International with Staging of 'Aida'

Franklin & Marshall College's student-run theatre group kicks off the spring semester with a boisterous staging of the Tony Award-winning musical, "Aida," the tale of a Nubian princess who must...

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Story 1/8/2016

A Club That Proudly Lives in the Past

For a group of Franklin & Marshall College students, most of them majors in the field, history offers so many fascinating subjects for discussion that they started the History Club, where they...

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February 11
event 2/11/2016

Hip Hop and the American Constitution: Race and Policing in...

Mayser Gymnasium

Donald F. Tibbs, J.D., Ph.D., LL.M. Associate Professor of Law, Thomas R. Kline School of Law,...

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February 12
event 2/12/2016

How Learning Works - Reading/Discussion Group

Faculty Center

A group of faculty are reading How Learning Works by Ambrose et al. , and all faculty are invited...

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February 17
event 2/17/2016

Faculty Center ABC's - Advisory Board Chat: Sharing...

Faculty Center

All faculty members maintain a scholarly life; it's a given part of our dual identity -...

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February 17
event 2/17/2016

"Power and (In)visibility: Mapping Transnational Narratives...

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Elora Halim Chowdhury, PhD is Associate Professor and Chair of Women's and Gender Studies...

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February 18
event 2/18/2016

Touched by Dance: Lineage and Learning

Mayser Gymnasium

Lynn Matluck Brooks Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor; Director of Dance; Don of...

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February 18
event 2/18/2016

Randy Wilkins '01: An F&M Alumnus in the Film World

Lisa Bonchek Adams 200 Auditorium

Award-winning filmmaker Randy Wilkins '01 will present a screening and discussion of his short film...

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February 18
event 2/18/2016

New Faculty Orientation

Booth Ferris North

New Faculty Orientation at Franklin & Marshall College is a very important aspect of our year-long...

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February 20
event 2/20/2016

COMAS, Irish Music Quartet

Barshinger Concert Hall

Buy tickets|| Since they began touring in 2003, COMAS have been one of the most recognized bands...

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February 22
event 2/22/2016

"What do data do? Ethnographic Paths into Race, Violence,...

Life Sciences 142 Auditorium

  John Collins is Director of Queens College’s Program in Latin American and Latino Studies and an...

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February 25
event 2/25/2016

Soviet Niños: Transforming Spanish Civil War Refugees in...

Brooks College House 101 Great Room

Karl D. Qualls is Professor of History at Dickinson College. He is currently working on a new...

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