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Centenary Commemoration to Offer Various Perspectives on WWI

To commemorate the centenary of one of the largest military conflicts to engulf the world, Franklin & Marshall College this academic year offers a series of events, from lectures and reading groups to exhibits and music, reflecting on World War I and its aftermath.


Thawing a Historic Event: A Scholar Examines the Frost-Nixon Interviews

American Studies Professor Daniel Frick, with assistance from two Hackman Scholars, Courtney Rinden and Erin Moyer,  has been painstakingly reviewing transcripts of the Nixon/Frost interviews for a follow-up to his first book on former U.S. President Richard Nixon.


F&M Survey Shows Amish Lifestyle May Promote Asthma Resistance

Farm life and other elements of the Amish and Mennonite lifestyle may reduce the likelihood of asthma, according to a recently released study based on survey data from Franklin & Marshall College.


Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Colleges Form Consortium

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. 


Prominent Leaders in Finance, Education, Business Named to Franklin & Marshall Board of Trustees

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.


Curricular Innovation Grant Boosts F&M Faculty Center Funding to $1.1 Million

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.


Franklin & Marshall Trustees Decide to Arm Campus Police

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.


'I Have A Dream' Foundation Honors F&M's Porterfield for Lifetime Achievement

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.


F&M Students Promote Youth Involvement in Ivory Coast

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.


F&M Students Explore Impact of Iraq War on Local Veterans, Immigrants

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.