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Porterfield to be Featured Panelist for NBC News 'Education Nation' Summit, Oct. 7

Reflecting Franklin & Marshall College's leadership in initiatives to promote college success for talented students from all backgrounds, F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield is one of four college presidents nationwide participating as a panelist in NBC News' 'Education Nation' Summit 2013.


Lancaster County Students Awarded F&M Faculty and Staff Scholarships

Continuing its commitment to providing educational opportunities for talented students from all backgrounds, Franklin & Marshall College has selected five students from Lancaster County to receive awards through the Franklin & Marshall College Faculty and Professional Staff (FPS) Scholarship Fund. 


Keeping Up With the Joneses: Professor Explores Why We Buy

Associate Professor of Marketing Jeff Podoshen studies post-war consumerism and our motivations to buy material goods. In this interview, part of an occasional feature called "Three Questions," Podoshen discusses the relationship between materialism and conspicuous consumption. 


F&M Seeking Tree Campus USA Status for its 'Arboretum'

Six years after Franklin & Marshall College designated a 52-acre portion of the campus an arboretum, the College is advocating for an official botanical recognition, as a "Tree Campus USA" school, from the Arbor Day Foundation. 


'Irregular Wars' Series Explores Insurgencies Throughout History

Professor of History Van Gosse has created a seminar-style course for F&M students and public lecture series: "Irregular War: Guerrillas, Partisans, Bandits, and Mujahedeen," which examines the history, theory, and practice of guerilla warfare and counter-insurgency throughout the modern era.


'John A. Fry College House Green' Honors 14th F&M President

Franklin & Marshall this fall is recognizing its 14th president's contributions with the completion of the "John A. Fry College House Green," a residential quadrangle bordered by the four original College Houses.


F&M to Expand Mentor-based Faculty Advising, Funded by Grant

As part of efforts to be a leading institution in helping college students from underserved communities succeed academically, Franklin & Marshall College is expanding a faculty-led advising model with support from the Booth Ferris Foundation.


Water Stations, Single-Stream Recycling Boost Sustainability at F&M

Water bottle filling stations, solar trash compactors and single-stream recycling are among the newest tools for sustainability to arrive on the Franklin & Marshall College campus this fall. 


F&M Exhibition Offers Rare View of Hudson River School Landscapes

In autumn 1825, an unknown artist went into the Catskill Mountains and two months later emerged in New York City with paintings that launched an American art movement. Selected masterworks of artists of the Hudson River School will be shown this fall at the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 15.


F&M College Prep Grows in Influence, Revs Engines of the College-Bound

In the three years since F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield launched the initiative, F&M College Prep's influence and participation by rising high school seniors has grown. This year, 71 students traveled from 13 states across the country to participate in the three-week, pre-college immersion program.