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Students Help Professor Write Math Textbook

While writing a textbook for an upper-level math class, a Franklin & Marshall College professor discovered that he has learned as much from his student assistants as they have from him.


Writing the River: Art Exhibit Inspires Poetry, Essays

Thirteen students participated a creative writing contest using the Phillips Museum of Art's current exhibit, "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society" as their prompt. The contest, organized by the College's Philadelphia Alumni Writers House and titled "Writing the River," sought to engage students and foster discussion about art across various disciplines.


White House Internship Helps Alum Put F&M Education to Work

For the second time in three years, a Franklin & Marshall College alumnus was selected from a national pool of applicants to participate in the competitive White House Internship Program. 


F&M Student Researcher to Document British Gay Rights Movement

Franklin & Marshall College senior Trey Williams, working on an independent study project with Professor of History Maria Mitchell, is researching the history of the British gay rights movement and its connection to the 1969 Stonewall events in New York City.


F&M Student Group Provides Solar Ovens to Guatemalan Families

After spending a gap year in Guatemala, junior Anna Folz was inspired to start the student-run group Impulso, which aims to provide solar stoves to Guatemalan families so they can cook food with the heat of the sun rather than using costly firewood. 


F&M Afterschool Programs Fill Gap For Lancaster School District

Swim to Success, F&M SLAM and Squash ACES are afterschool programs that combine mentorship and sports training to help local elementary and middle school students build skills and confidence. The programs also benefit F&M students, teaching them how to identify and develop leadership traits in others. And the volunteer work is vital to the School District of Lancaster.


F&M To Introduce Innovative Programs to Promote Responsible Drinking

Building on ongoing efforts to encourage responsible drinking, Franklin & Marshall College will launch a series of initiatives in January 2014 to help students make informed decisions when it comes to alcohol.


F&M Names Strategic Leaders for Advancement, Communications

Two strategic leaders will join Franklin & Marshall's offices of College Advancement and Communications to support the College's efforts to ensure the institution maintains a strong position among its many stakeholders.


F&M Faculty Reflect on 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

Four Franklin & Marshall College faculty, from the fields of American studies, history, government and public policy, reflect on why the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago continues to resonate for so many Americans.


F&M Students Promote Alternative Weekend Activities

Led by first-year student Layla Thomas, F&M Options: The Other Night Life, aims to expand the number of alcohol-free social opportunities for students.