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You are viewing 13 posts for September 2013 in the Latest News section

Porterfield to be Featured Panelist for NBC News 'Education Nation' Summit, Oct. 7

Reflecting Franklin & Marshall College's leadership in initiatives to promote college success for talented students from all backgrounds, F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield is one of four college presidents nationwide participating as a panelist in NBC News' 'Education Nation' Summit 2013.


Athletics and Academics Bring F&M Community Together for Homecoming

The Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 4-6, has dozens of events for students, parents, alumni and faculty to share, learn and cheer -- from the tailgate party that this year is under a huge tent on Hartman Green, to the research fair and lectures, to the football game against F&M's rival of 124 years, Dickinson College.


Researchers Find Political Experts Ahead of the Polls

Senior Sloane Markley and Associate Professor of Government Stephen Medvic evaluated data from the 2012 presidential election to determine the effectiveness of campaigns. They took the opinion of experts in the field of political science and plotting it against the data in pre-election polls of voters. 


Lancaster County Students Awarded F&M Faculty and Staff Scholarships

Continuing its commitment to providing educational opportunities for talented students from all backgrounds, Franklin & Marshall College has selected five students from Lancaster County to receive awards through the Franklin & Marshall College Faculty and Professional Staff (FPS) Scholarship Fund. 


Food for Thought: Author Advises to Eat Less, Eat Better

Americans have been putting on the pounds the last 30 years, but it wasn't because prosperity and technology made us sedentary. The cause is much simpler than that. We're eating too much, says consumer activist and author Marion Nestle.


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.