Reflecting Franklin & Marshall College's leadership in initiatives to promote college success for talented students from all backgrounds, F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield is one of four college presidents nationwide participating as a panelist in NBC News' 'Education Nation' Summit 2013.
The Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 4-6, has dozens of events for students, parents, alumni and faculty to share, learn and cheer -- from the tailgate party that this year is under a huge tent on Hartman Green, to the research fair and lectures, to the football game against F&M's rival of 124 years, Dickinson College.
Senior Sloane Markley and Associate Professor of Government Stephen Medvic evaluated data from the 2012 presidential election to determine the effectiveness of campaigns. They took the opinion of experts in the field of political science and plotting it against the data in pre-election polls of voters.
Continuing its commitment to providing educational opportunities for talented students from all backgrounds, Franklin & Marshall College has selected five students from Lancaster County to receive awards through the Franklin & Marshall College Faculty and Professional Staff (FPS) Scholarship Fund.
Americans have been putting on the pounds the last 30 years, but it wasn't because prosperity and technology made us sedentary. The cause is much simpler than that. We're eating too much, says consumer activist and author Marion Nestle.
As part of a celebration of Division III's 40th anniversary, the NCAA has selected Franklin & Marshall College alumna Mary Schapiro as one of 40 featured student-athletes who have demonstrated sportsmanship, citizenship and other attributes throughout their college and professional careers.
The College would like to recognize the staff members listed below, and say "thank you" for their service to Franklin & Marshall.
Associate Professor of Marketing Jeff Podoshen studies post-war consumerism and our motivations to buy material goods. In this interview, part of an occasional feature called "Three Questions," Podoshen discusses the relationship between materialism and conspicuous consumption.
F&M staff photographer Melissa Hess will be available to take portraits from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in Booth Ferris South in Steinman College Center.
Six years after Franklin & Marshall College designated a 52-acre portion of the campus an arboretum, the College is advocating for an official botanical recognition, as a "Tree Campus USA" school, from the Arbor Day Foundation.