Ten liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania have received an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create the Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts (PCLA), an entity designed to help each institution create new cost efficiencies, improve the quality of academic and co-curricular programs, and enhance inter-institutional knowledge and collaboration.
Five leaders with deep experience in the spheres of politics, the financial industry and higher education have been newly appointed to the Franklin & Marshall College Board of Trustees, effective July 1.
An ongoing commitment to preparing faculty to meet this challenge has earned Franklin & Marshall College's new Faculty Center a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The award brings total support for the center to $1.17 million from various sources.
Beginning in September, Franklin & Marshall College will equip its sworn campus police officers in the Department of Public Safety with side arms to safeguard the safety and security of members of the campus community.
Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield, who has been recognized by The White House and other organizations for his national leadership in improving college access for high-achieving students from underserved populations, will receive the Eugene M. Lang Lifetime Achievement Award from the "I Have A Dream" Foundation at its annual Spring Gala June 10.
Efforts to help local communities in the Ivory Coast city of Bouake rebuild in the aftermath of two separate civil wars have earned two Franklin & Marshall College students a prestigious Projects for Peace grant.
With a well-established community of veterans and an influx of new Iraqi immigrants, the Lancaster area has experienced the lasting effects of the Iraq War in a way that provided a group of Franklin & Marshall College students a unique glimpse into the personal costs of war.
Two Franklin & Marshall College students have been selected for the U.S. Department of State's prestigious Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic abroad.
A Franklin & Marshall College science professor, with assistance from her students, is working to perfect a procedure that could one day identify pollutants that are difficult to detect. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christine Phillips-Piro said determining whether a stream, lake or field is contaminated with certain toxic chemicals may one day be as easy as shaking a test tube containing a water or soil sample.
A researcher who founded a company to advance the treatment of autism, a psychologist who helps trauma survivors from Guantanamo Bay, the founder of a national charter school network that teaches students from low-income communities how to succeed in college, and a recent graduate who has helped immigrants achieve political asylum will explore "The Trials and Triumphs of the Underdog" in Franklin & Marshall College's first TEDx event.