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 4/21/2015

A Lincoln Scholar Examines the Man, the Address and the...

A Franklin & Marshall scholar has illuminated the reaction to Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address in two new books: as author of "Lincoln in the Atlantic World," from Cambridge University Press, and...

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Story 4/20/2015

Making New Discoveries at the Intersection of Art and...

A painter who displays her inspiration in abstract art, an F&M sophomore recently explored how the Jewish beliefs of three artists influenced their work. In the process, she found inspiration to...

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Story 4/16/2015

Listening to the Deaf Community's Concerns About Culture

Today's advances in science, medicine and technology would seem to offer promise to those born unable to hear, but the deaf community -- which has a language and culture all its own -- fears...

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Story 4/14/2015

Emerging Writers to Meld and Shift Words at Annual Festival

The 14th annual Emerging Writers Festival, a three-day literary event that brings five rising guest writers to campus, begins Wednesday, April 15. The featured writers are Kristin Dombek, Ansel...

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Story 4/9/2015

What You Don't Know About The 800-Year-Old Magna Carta

An 800-year-old document written by an English scribe in the Court of King John is "hard-wired" in America's political and legal system, just as it is in England and Europe. 

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Story 4/7/2015

Take Back the Night: An End to Violence

Hundreds of members of the campus community will come together Thursday, April 9, to hear poets and activists Denice Frohman and Dominique Christina share their feelings on racial, sexual and gender-...

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Story 4/3/2015

TEDx Speakers Discuss Range and Purpose of Voice

Four speakers discussed the various ranges and purposes of voice at Franklin & Marshall College's second TEDx talk on April 2 in the Green Room Theatre.  

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Story 4/2/2015

A Geoscience Course Takes Students to Volcanic Hawaii

During the mid-March spring break, a group of geoscience students and their professor trekked through tubes of rock where hot lava flowed 50 years ago, examined ancient petroglyph images carved in...

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Story 4/1/2015

Integrative Research and Discovering the Psychology of...

Trained as a biologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology Tim Roth, along with Professor of Biology Aaron Krochmal of Washington College in Maryland, published a groundbreaking paper, "The Role of...

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April 28
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

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Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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April 29
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Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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April 30
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Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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May 01
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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May 04
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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May 05
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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May 06
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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May 07
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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May 08
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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May 11
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Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

Faculty are invited to drop by the Faculty Center weekday mornings for a chance to relax, prepare...

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