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New F&M Curriculum Builds Critical Skills in Sequence, Across Disciplines

First-year students arriving at Franklin & Marshall College this fall will blaze a new path to developing critical thinking skills across disciplines, as the College launches a revised curriculum.

Political Analyst Dyson to Kick Off F&M Civil Rights Week

MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson will discuss the ongoing struggle for racial equality during a Common Hour talk and campus visit as part of Franklin & Marshall College's second Civil Rights Week.

F&M College Summit Starts the Conversation For Pa. High School Juniors

Continuing its mission to inspire exceptional, underserved high school students to consider pursuing a higher education, Franklin & Marshall College has invited 200 high-achieving students from 15 rural Pennsylvania high schools to the third annual F&M College Summit Feb. 25.

Hackman Student Studies Rise and Fascination Behind Dystopian Dark Tourism

Is society drawn to death and destruction? Are humans intrigued by violent undertones? Franklin & Marshall College junior Zheng Jin found himself asking these questions as he researched a growing industry called dark tourism -- historic sites linked to death and tragedy.

Documentary Features F&M Student's War-Torn Journey

Dominic Akena, now a sophomore at Franklin & Marshall College, was 9 years old when rebel soldiers from Lord's Resistance Army captured him and forced him to become a child soldier in Uganda's civil war. He is a subject an award-winning documentary, "War/Dance," that is being screened on campus Feb. 19.  (Because of technical difficulties, the screening has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in Stahr Auditorium.)


Panel, Class to Explore Iraq War Legacy

A group of experts and activists will examine the aftermath and continuing struggles in Iraq a decade after U.S. intervention, during a panel discussion Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Journalist and Beatles Author Coming to New College House

Larry Kane, a Philadelphia-based journalist and author who has been covering the Beatles for 50 years, will share his experiences with members of the Franklin & Marshall community Feb. 11 during New College House's monthly lunch series, "What Matters?" 

Touched by Ancestors: F&M Professor Discusses Afterlife Cultures

Franklin & Marshall College's Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology Misty Bastian spoke at the Feb. 6 Common Hour on "The Tangibility of Ancestors: Being in Touch with Spirits on Two Continents," which examined how different cultures respond to death.

Acclaimed Writer Talks to F&M Students About the Craft of Revising

Seated comfortably before the fireplace in the Dodge Reading Room of the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, surrounded by students, author Rick Moody focused his Feb. 4 talk on an essential part of the writing process -- revising.

From Caulking to Cajun: CRA Helps, Celebrates in New Orleans

The Catastrophic Relief Alliance a student-run disaster-relief organization formed after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, was back in NOLA for a weeklong trip in early January 2014.