Women joining the male-dominated war workplace first occurred during World War I. Their contributions had a significant impact on the war and on the social changes that occurred after the fighting stopped, according to the findings of a research project focusing on media of the World War I era by a Franklin & Marshall College professor and student researcher.
Two students from England's University of Chichester have been at Franklin & Marshall College this month, delving into America's past as part of the student exchange program between the two institutions' history departments.
The following is the text of President Daniel R. Porterfield's remarks at the June 8, 2013, Alumni Celebration during Reunion Weekend, as prepared for delivery.
For alumni, 2013 Reunion Weekend was about many things, from returning to a campus that has changed over the years to celebrating with classmates to introducing their young children to their alma mater.
Franklin & Marshall College's 2013 Reunion Weekend June 7-9 brings in the classes from the years that end in "3" and "8" to enjoy celebrations, toasts and memories.
Franklin & Marshall College's rare telescope collected plenty of star data over the last 127 years, but it also collected a lot of dirt.
Jennifer Gay '13 had a dilemma. It was time to choose a research project, but she was equally interested in two topics. The College's first public health major opted to pursue both.
The F&M Office of Conference and Events Services has been working on logistics and accommodations for more than 39,000 guests expected on campus between mid-May and mid-August. Plans and preparations have been in the works for months to organize the dozens of activities and to utilize available space on campus, including athletic facilities, performance venues, classrooms and the College Houses.
Designed to build sustainable relationships between the College and the community, F&M Works in Lancaster provided F&M students this year with work opportunities at various nonprofit organizations where they further developed leadership skills and awareness of community issues.