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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.