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 might travel to Tuscany to uncover answers as part of a Classics course, or work with a professor to explore questions of justice. How we study 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 12/17/2014

New Generation of Leaders Gets a Lift from Rouse Scholarship

Leadership -- the ability to persuade others to work together to get things done -- is a quality Andrew Rouse '49 said he looks for in recipients of Rouse Scholarships, a program that began 12 years...

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Story 12/12/2014

World War I Museum Pops Up in College Center

A new museum suddenly materialized on Franklin & Marshall College's campus one recent snowy December evening, the work of Associate Professor of German Jennifer Redmann and 22 students whose exhibits...

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Story 12/9/2014

Making Connections Half a World Away

Sixteen first-year students taking an "Americans in Paris" course this semester collaborated with eight sophomore and junior classmates spending the semester in the French capital to add depth and...

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Story 12/5/2014

To Study Abroad, With Intent and Purpose

An abiding interest in Asian languages draws a history major to  China.  A  pianist travels to Austria to explore musicology. An environmental studies major returns to his native Brazil to research...

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Story 12/5/2014

Beyond Conquest: The Native American Experience

Growing up near three Mohawk Indian reservations in her native Quebec sparked Mary Ann Levine's interest in Native Americans, but it was an incident in the Canadian town of Oka that moved the...

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Story 12/4/2014

President Porterfield Commits to Action at White House...

As part of the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, Franklin & Marshall President Daniel R. Porterfield joined college and university presidents from across the country in committing to new...

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Story 11/24/2014

Same 'Fandm' Address, New Website for Franklin & Marshall...

Visitors to Franklin & Marshall's website soon will experience a new look and feel when they arrive at fandm.edu. The College's dynamic new website launches in December. The redesign project provides...

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Story 11/20/2014

Connecting Disciplines Through Innovative Instruction (VIDEO)

Business, Organizations and Society blends business studies with liberal arts disciplines by using innovative learning methods, such as digital storytelling -- the practice of using computer-based...

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Story 11/20/2014

We Can Stop 'Ocean Apocalypse' Now, Scientist Says

Jeremy Jackson, senior scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and professor of oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, delivered a sobering message about the declining...

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December 18
event 12/18/2014

Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

The Faculty Center offers faculty an opportunity to relax, unwind, prepare for class, or read the...

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December 19
event 12/19/2014

Faculty Center Coffee Hours

Faculty Center

The Faculty Center offers faculty an opportunity to relax, unwind, prepare for class, or read the...

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January 15
event 1/15/2015

Common Hour - A Town Called Ferguson, A Place Called...

Mayser Gymnasium

Marcia Chatelain Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University Marcia Chatelain will...

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January 23
event 1/23/2015

Sound Horizons Concerts - Dali Quartet

Barshinger Concert Hall

With an artist's grace and a Caribbean soul, the Dali quartet is today's freshest voice in...

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January 29
event 1/29/2015

Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize Craft Workshop

Writers House Reading Room

The Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize was endowed by Lawrence H. Bank, Esq. '65 to...

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January 29
event 1/29/2015

Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize Reading

Writers House Reading Room

 The Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize was endowed by Lawrence H. Bank, Esq. '65 to...

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January 31
event 1/31/2015

Super Bowl Cultural WarmUp Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

F&M Philharmonia Mahler, Symphony No. 5 Watch this concert (January 31, 2015 at 8 p.m.)

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February 05
event 2/5/2015

Common Hour - Case Studies in Subversive Eating: From the...

Mayser Gymnasium

Christopher Bakken Poet and Translator; Professor of English, Allegheny College Christopher...

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February 21
event 2/21/2015

Sound Horizons Concerts - Zulal, Armenian Folk Trio

Barshinger Concert Hall

 In Armenian Zulal means clear water. The trio takes Armenia's village folk melodies and weaves...

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February 26
event 2/26/2015

Common Hour - Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity, and Moral...

Mayser Gymnasium

Jeffrey Alexander Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 2014-15; Prof. Jeffrey Alexander, Lillian...

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