Joel Benenson, President Barack Obama's pollster and senior political strategist, told a Franklin & Marshall College audience at this year's first Common Hour on Thursday that there is more political consensus in the nation than there appears.
As he prepares for his re-election bid next year, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett appears to face challenges, as 62 percent of voters believe the state is headed in the wrong direction and only one in five believe he is worthy of serving another four-year term, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
As part of efforts to be a leading institution in helping college students from underserved communities succeed academically, Franklin & Marshall College is expanding a faculty-led advising model with support from the Booth Ferris Foundation.
View highlights from the Convocation Ceremony for the Class of 2017 and watch a full version of the event.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington, D.C., Members of Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2017 were urged at Convocation to immerse themselves in their college experiences and make a difference in the world from their first day on campus.
Full of promise and eager to create new knowledge, they arrive at Franklin & Marshall College from 32 states, Washington, D.C., and 27 countries -- 304 of them are women; 305 are men. They are the Class of 2017, a diverse group that on Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be officially welcomed to the F&M academic community during Convocation.
Water bottle filling stations, solar trash compactors and single-stream recycling are among the newest tools for sustainability to arrive on the Franklin & Marshall College campus this fall.
In autumn 1825, an unknown artist went into the Catskill Mountains and two months later emerged in New York City with paintings that launched an American art movement. Selected masterworks of artists of the Hudson River School will be shown this fall at the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society" runs from Sept. 13 to Dec. 15.
Her bedroom is also her library, her young mastiff is named Gatsby, and this summer Kelseyleigh Reber '16 released her first novel, "If I Fall," a paranormal fantasy set in Edwardian England.