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.
F&M's Black Student Union honored Chyann Starks with the Bridgett Award, named for one of F&M's first African-American graduates, at the BSU's Black Carpet Formal March 23. Starks was selected for her work in organizing the College's first Civil Rights Week in February.
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.
For 10 Franklin & Marshall students, a medical mission to La Cascada, Honduras, was the perfect way to spend the mid-semester break.
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.