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NCAA Honors Schapiro '77 for Division III 40th Anniversary

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.

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Professor Explores Why We Buy

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 Seeking Tree Campus USA Status for its 'Arboretum'

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. 

F&M Community Debates Options in Syria

Franklin & Marshall College students, faculty and community members came together Sept. 10 to discuss the recent chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens by the country's leader, and the prospect of American intervention in the Mideast country.

'Irregular Wars' Series Explores Insurgencies Throughout History

Professor of History Van Gosse has created a seminar-style course for F&M students and public lecture series: "Irregular War: Guerrillas, Partisans, Bandits, and Mujahedeen," which examines the history, theory, and practice of guerilla warfare and counter-insurgency throughout the modern era.

(VIDEO) F&M College Prep Confronts 'Undermatching'

They have gone home, but their words have been captured in this video as moving testimony of the impact of F&M College Prep.

'John A. Fry College House Green' Honors 14th F&M President

Franklin & Marshall this fall is recognizing its 14th president's contributions with the completion of the "John A. Fry College House Green," a residential quadrangle bordered by the four original College Houses.

What's New on Campus? Artisan Pizza and Organic Mexican Food, to Start

Franklin & Marshall College students will have three new places to dine this fall, track and field athletes will have a resurfaced track to compete on, and football players will have an upgraded field on which to practice. These are just some of the new changes on campus this year.

Despite Dissonant Discourse, Nation is Moving Toward Consensus, Pollster Tells F&M Crowd

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. 

F&M Poll: Gov. Corbett Struggling Against the Tide

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.