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Widening the STEM Pipeline: An American Imperative

"Isn't it a tragedy to imagine the cure for Alzheimer's locked in the mind of a 5th grader who won't take science in college because we haven't built a robust STEM pipeline?" The prepared version of remarks Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield delivered at  the White House College Opportunity Initiative -- STEM Education Workshop in Boulder, Colo., on Sept. 22.


Seek Untapped STEM Talent, Porterfield Tells Leaders at White House Workshop

Eight months after playing a lead role at a special White House summit on access to higher education in America, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield on Sept. 22 addressed the White House's STEM Education Workshop at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he called on colleges and universities to seek out and recruit more minorities and women to STEM fields.


F&M Partners with National Group Dedicated to Expanding Higher Education Access

Franklin & Marshall College is one of nine private colleges and universities nationwide forging new partnerships with Say Yes to Higher Education, which helps organize communities around the goals of making higher education accessible and affordable for every public high school graduate.


Sustainability Week Celebrates The Sustainable Campus

The organic vegetable garden at Franklin & Marshall College's Baker Campus produced a plethora of produce that students, staff and faculty get to taste in the soups sold at F&M's Fair Trade Café, just one example of the College's dedication to a sustainable campus that it will celebrate Sept. 22-26 with Sustainability Week.


$5 Million Lehman Endowment Gift to Support Wrestling for Generations of Student-Athletes

A $5 million gift from prominent geologist David Lehman, a 1968 alumnus, will endow Franklin & Marshall College's standout, NCAA Division I wrestling program for generations of student-athletes to come.


Lancaster Author Relives 'That Day in September'

 Artie Van Why was at his desk in an office building just across the street from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first plane hit. Within minutes, his life, the nation and the world would change forever. So began the story he shared. 


Best FOOT Forward: First-Years Bond on the Appalachian Trail

Following a successful first year, Franklin & Marshall College's First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trip (FOOT) doubled in size in 2014. In late August, 24 students embarked on a four-day, three-night backpacking trip through a section of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania and Maryland.


College Tests Crowdfunding to Support Scholarly Research

Always creating new opportunities, technology is now providing another means by which colleges can obtain greater academic research and institutional support. The latest is crowdfunding, a social media appeal to the public for donations, which more and more colleges, including Franklin & Marshall College, have adopted.


Franklin & Marshall gets high marks in national rankings

Reflecting the strength of its academic program and initiatives to admit a talented class from the full spectrum of student backgrounds, Franklin & Marshall College received high marks in national rankings this year.


Professor of Government Dean Hammer Convocation Speech

Faculty remarks at Sept. 2 Convocation from the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government Dean Hammer.