A research seminar offers F&M students a chance to dig into an eclectic collection of artifacts in the Phillips Museum of Art -- and reveal the stories of long-lost treasures.
When the results of a Franklin & Marshall College Poll are released in a presidential election year, news reporters, bloggers, political pundits, national party leaders, think tanks and the F&M campus community begin talking about how Pennsylvania will figure in statewide and national politics.
On the eve of Election Day, the student-faculty-staff coalition F&M Votes was in overdrive, peppering the College Houses with reminders, setting up a voter education table in Steinman College Center, and posting signs at the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC), where Franklin & Marshall College students living on and around campus may cast their ballots between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
During a lecture titled "What Would Jesus Do? Evangelicals, The Iraq War and the Torture Debate," Melani McAlister, a specialist on the role that religion and culture has in shaping U.S. interests, discussed how the role of evangelicals and perceptions of the Iraq war changed over time.
Franklin & Marshall College hosted two panels on presidential politics that brought together influential alumni to provide insights into the changing tide of the race. Two packed houses of alumni, parents and friends of F&M gathered first in New York in early October and more recently Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C., to listen to four alumni of national stature engage in lively debate as they analyzed the final days of the presidential race.