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Distinguished Alumnus, Congressman William H. Gray III '63 Dies in London

Distinguished alumnus and Trustee Emeritus William H. Gray III '63, the first African-American in the 20th century to become majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and former president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, died July 1 in London while attending the Wimbledon tennis tournament with his son. He was 71.


Thousands to Gather for F&M Commencement May 11

Thousands of family members and friends, faculty and professional staff will join the Class of 2013 at Franklin & Marshall College's Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11.


The Religion Machine: Professor Studies Intersection of Prayer and Technology

John Lardas Modern, associate professor of religious studies at Franklin & Marshall, studies the relationship between prayer and technology. He is conducting research for a book, tentatively titled "The Religion Machine," about the "profound role" he says technology plays in the practice and study of prayer.


Hazlett named dean of the college at Franklin & Marshall

Margaret Hazlett, senior associate dean of student affairs at Bowdoin College, has been named Franklin & Marshall College's new Dean of the College. She will join F&M's senior leadership team in early July 2013.


Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison to Deliver Keynote Address at F&M's Take Back the Night

Olympic champion Kayla Harrison, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who went on to become the first American to win the gold medal in judo in 2012, will deliver the keynote address at a student-organized "Take Back the Night" event, Wednesday, April 10, at Franklin & Marshall College. Members of the public and the media are invited to Harrison's talk, but the testimonial portion of the event is not public. 


Catastrophic Relief Alliance Lends a Helping Hand on Staten Island

A group of 20 students and staff spent their vacation sorting and distributing furniture, dismantling flooring, installing drywall and spackling walls in houses throughout Staten Island in areas that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.


F&M Student Finds Honeybees Can Be Trained to Avoid Herbicides

Special Studies major Eric Mellis '13 examined whether honeybees could be trained to avoid plants treated with herbicide during an independent study with Sarah Dawson, director of the Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment at Franklin & Marshall College. 


'Textbooks Come to Life' as F&M Students, Professors Visit Hawaii

F&M's Department of Earth & Environment organizes a field trip to Hawaii for students to experience one of the most geologically active places on the planet.


F&M Production of 'Orlando' Explores Struggles, Triumphs of Love

An all-student cast will perform "Orlando," 7:30 p.m. April 4-7 at the Schnader Theater of the Roschel Performing Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall. The play, by Sarah Rhul, is adapted from Virginia Woolf's acclaimed novel "Orlando: A Biography."


Expert Panel to Discuss 'Building the New Economy' at F&M March 26

A panel of experts on banking, politics and the state economy will discuss "Building the New Economy" at a forum slated for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Franklin & Marshall College.