Melanne S. Verveer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues and also chief of staff to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during the Clinton administration, will deliver Franklin & Marshall College's Commencement address Saturday, May 11.
Cornel West, the celebrated professor and prominent voice on issues relating to social and economic justice, race and black theology, told students, "Examine yourself. Scrutinize yourself," during a talk titled "The Struggle Continues," as part of F&M's weekly Common Hour series and Civil Rights Week.
Franklin & Marshall will launch a centennial celebration of the ballet with a series of free public events, starting Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Thursday, March 7. "The Rite of Spring: A Centennial Celebration at F&M" coincides with the College's yearlong anniversary, "Beyond 225: Inspired for Life", which celebrates F&M's tradition of academic excellence, scholarship and service. See Full Listing of Events.
Students will perform the acclaimed Sam Shepard play "A Lie of the Mind," Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 14-17, at Franklin & Marshall College. The play challenges ideas about family, home, love, and memory through the story of two families in the American West who reeling from a brutal act of domestic violence. It is directed by Carol C. Davis, an associate professor of theater.
An exhibition of digital art highlighting the role of surveillance in Lancaster and the world will be on view from Jan. 30 to April 7 in the Rothman and Curriculum galleries of the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College.