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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.