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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.