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F&M in the News 2008

Loans on Distressed Properties Become a Burden and an Opportunity
The New York Times
December 24, 2008
Robert L. Freedman ’70 discusses a shift in the commercial real estate market, away from brick-and-mortar properties and toward the buying and selling of debt. more >

Obama: Regulators Dropped the Ball
December 18, 2008
Watch the press conference where President-elect Obama introduces Mary Schapiro ’77 as the new chairman of the S.E.C. Watch the video here.


New York Times Magazine
December 14, 2008
Assistant Professor of Business, Organization & Society W. Trexler Proffitt Jr. is chosen for the The 8th Annual Year of Ideas issue for his proposal of a seven-county stock exchange in south-central Pennsylvania. more >

Governor Rendell Announces Redevelopement Plan

December 5, 2008
Governor Ed Rendell announces a $10 million grant for the rail yard relocation project. Watch the video here.

Obama Defeats … Nixon?

The Huffington Post
November 26, 2008
Writing center director Daniel Frick writes that Barack Obama may have ended the politics of denigration first implemented by Richard Nixon. more >

Colleges Taking Hard Knocks

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
November 21, 2008
In this report on the economic difficulties facing colleges and universities, Franklin & Marshall is featured for its energy and cost saving strategies. Watch the video here.

Stress Levels About The Economy Vary Among Generations

Hartford Courant (Conn.)
November 19, 2008
Jeffrey Podoshen, assistant professor of business, organizations and society, speculates that the economic downturn won’t hit Generation Xers so hard. more >

Why More Colleges Want Jewish Students

Inside Higher Ed
October 29, 2008
Ralph Taber, director of the Klehr Center for Jewish Life, discusses life for Jewish students on campus. more >

Don’t Panic

Inside Higher Ed
October 23, 2008
President Fry talks about small tactical changes in fundraising efforts since the economy went into a downward spiral. more >

HBO History Makers Series: Kenneth M. Duberstein (Video)

Council on Foreign Relations
October 20, 2008
David Westin, president of ABC News, interviews Ken Duberstein ’65, P’09 about his time as chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and his opinion about the current political situation in the United States. Watch the video here.

Redefining Division III

Inside Higher Ed
October 2, 2008
In this article about philosophical differences within Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, President John Fry discusses his reaction to a recent survey of the Presidents Council. more >

Shifting Winds in Arabic Teaching

Inside Higher Ed
October 1, 2008
Director of Arabic Programs Uri Horesh discusses advances in teaching the Arabic language. more >

In a Time of Crisis, Is Obama Too Cool?

New York Times
September 25, 2008
Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs G. Terry Madonna weighs in on Barack Obama’s temperament. more >

These Professors Make Academia Look Good.

New York Times Magazine
September 21, 2008
Professor Annalisa Crannell tries to get students to explain mathematics using real-world and fictional examples. “It’s very much like storytelling,’’ she said. more >

Small Colleges Sweat over Sports Facilities

The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 11, 2008
Article about the expense, scope and sophistication of new athletics facilities at small colleges. more >(Paid subscription is required for access.)

Teaching Business at a Liberal Arts College

Inside Higher Ed
June 24, 2008
Professor Jeffrey Nesteruk describes three keys to a flourishing business program at a liberal arts college: blending, bridging and building. more >

Follow the Silt

New York Times
June 24, 2008
Professors Dorothy Merritts and Robert Walker’s research on river sediment and restoration of damaged waterways is featured in this Science Times article. more >