John Lardas Modern, associate professor of religious studies at Franklin & Marshall, studies the relationship between prayer and technology. He is conducting research for a book, tentatively titled "The Religion Machine," about the "profound role" he says technology plays in the practice and study of prayer.
Margaret Hazlett, senior associate dean of student affairs at Bowdoin College, has been named Franklin & Marshall College's new Dean of the College. She will join F&M's senior leadership team in early July 2013.
As the first half of their Franklin & Marshall experience comes to a close, more than 200 members of the Class of 2015 gathered in Mayser Gymnasium April 11 to mark a significant academic milestone: the declaration of their majors.
Evan Anway '13 and Professor of Geosciences Dorothy Merritts collaborate on a project that could inform future efforts to restore the valley bottom landscape of Lancaster County's Little Conestoga Creek.
Equipped with rakes, shovels, paint brushes and garbage bags, almost 700 Franklin & Marshall College students rolled through Lancaster April 7 and left a cleaner, spiffier city in their wake.
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.