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You are viewing 16 posts for January 2014

F&M Poll: Corbett Up, Slightly; Obama Down

One in four registered voters believe Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett deserves to be re-elected in this year's election, while a majority, 62 percent, believe the state is "off on the wrong track," according to a Franklin & Marshall College Poll released Jan. 30.

Brooks Buddies Event Gets Local Students Fired Up About Fitness

More than 75 members of Franklin & Marshall College's Brooks College House hosted Brooks Buddies Jan. 29, leading Lancaster elementary school students in organized activities that showcased the importance of physical fitness and healthy living.

F&M Alum Rouse Recalls Role in Creating the Modern Presidency

A Franklin & Marshall College alumnus came to campus Jan. 29 to discuss the important role he played in helping to create five federal agencies that for more than 40 years have shaped the policies of presidents and directed the course of the nation.

New Mentoring Center to Enhance Student Experience in Math, Sciences

Students returning for the spring semester at Franklin & Marshall College have a new resource to help them better grasp complex concepts in math and the sciences.

F&M Looks at the Cultures Behind A Middle East Conflict

Lost amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the reality of the daily lives of the people living in the Middle East,  say Franklin & Marshall College faculty, who have assembled a series films this semester that examines those lives. "The Cultures Behind the Conflict: Israeli and Palestinian Narratives in Film." It starts with "Ajami," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in Stahr Auditorium at Stager Hall. 

Lecture Series Explores Benefits, Unintended Consequences of Humanitarianism

Several noted scholars will explore the sometimes unexpected outcomes of altruism as part of a semester-long lecture series at Franklin & Marshall College this spring. "Perspectives on Humanitarianism" will examine philanthropic initiatives in Palestine, Iraq, Colombia, and India and their effects on the communities in each country.

Celebrating The Life and Words of Martin Luther King Jr.

Since the start of the 2013-14 academic year, Franklin & Marshall College has celebrated the life and words of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. A photo series shows the speeches and readings that were made on King's birthday on Monday, Jan. 20.   

F&M Alumnus Andy Rouse to Discuss 'Creation of the Modern Presidency' in Nixon Legacy Forum

On Jan. 29, in the Schnader Theatre of F&M's Roschel Performing Arts Center, former President Richard Nixon advisers Andy Rouse '49 and Geoff Shepard will discuss their roles in creating the President's Advisory Council on Executive Reorganization and the council's enduring significance during a Nixon Legacy Forum, "Creation of the Modern Presidency."

Attack Low-Income Student Myth, Porterfield Tells White House Summit

Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield urged a group of influential college and university leaders, gathered for a Higher Education Summit at the White House Jan. 16, to recognize and recruit the high-achieving academic talent in the nation's low-income student populations.

F&M Renews STEM Posse Commitment in National Collaborative at White House Summit (With Video)

As part of President Barack Obama's Summit on Higher Education at the White House today, Thursday, Jan.  16, the Posse Foundation announced that 10 of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including Franklin & Marshall, collectively will provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships for 500 students during the next five years.