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World War I Shades A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare wrote about Athenian lovers, fairies, guildsmen and a troublemaker named "Puck" for the late 16th century stage, but Schnader Theatre's fall production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" also features subtle references to a conflict fought 100 years ago.

F&M Poll: Wolf Maintains Lead; Corbett Attracts More GOP Support

As he has since the May primary elections, Democrat Tom Wolf maintains a double-digit leader over incumbent Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett with one week before the Nov. 4 general election. Among likely voters, Wolf is favored, 53 percent to 40 percent, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

Wall Street by Day, Weight Room by Night

When Tristan Lopez isn't crunching numbers, he's crushing world records. The Franklin & Marshall College sophomore, who spent the summer as an intern at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), broke a world mark for his age and weight class during a New York powerlifting meet in July, deadlifting 500 pounds.


Homecoming & Family Weekend Draws A Record Crowd

Brisk weather, bright autumn foliage and a plethora of bright orange pumpkins provided the picture-perfect backdrop for a Homecoming & Family Weekend that drew a record number of attendees this year.


A Fascination with Vegetation Leads to a Rare Honor

Long fascinated by vegetation, Franklin & Marshall senior Thai "Dat" Dao applied his passion to his research and won an award for best poster at the recent regional meeting of the American Society for Plant Biology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.

The Art of Disruption: Finding Opportunities in the Spaces

Dr. Joan Fallon '79 tells a Common Hour audience that her discovery of a biomarker for autism, and multiple science patents, was accomplished because her liberal arts education taught her to question conventional assumptions and helped broaden her views and understanding of the world.

Science Faculty Secure Vital Funding in Competitive Grant Market

At a time when federal grants are becoming increasingly scarce, four Franklin & Marshall science professors each have been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for disease-related research that together total nearly $800,000.

Using Mathematical Equations to Understand Obesity, Origami

Mathematicians say math is applicable to anything, and this fall's joint math colloquium series at Franklin & Marshall College features two speakers who intend to demonstrate how it applies to obesity and origami. 

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Jennifer Egan Coming to Campus

Time is a "goon," says author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for "A Visit from the Goon Squad" and is this year's Hausman Lecturer. On Oct. 28, she will read from her works at the Ann and Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts. The free event begins at 8 p.m. and is sponsored by Richard and Edna Hausman and hosted by Franklin & Marshall College's English Department.

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2014 Expected To Be Best Yet

With the promise of crisp fall weather and a schedule of events as long as a football field, this year's Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 24-26, already is shaping up to be one of the best ever for Franklin & Marshall College.