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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.

To Understand a Little Known, But Unique Ecosystem

A Franklin & Marshall biology professor and her two research students are along the rural Pennsylvania-Maryland border, studying the threatened State Line Serpentine Barrens, one of the world's most unusual ecosystems, home to plant species that grow only in its gravelly soil.

Creating New Knowledge in the Depths of an Alpine Lake

High in the Canadian Rockies, a Franklin & Marshall student researcher and two of her biology professors arrive before dawn at turquoise Moraine Lake in Canada’s Banff National Park. Her work is part of a larger project the two professors have been working on for the better part of a decade.

Faculty Focus

Now available, the September Faculty Focus, a regular recap of the achievements and published works of the faculty and professional staff at Franklin & Marshall College.

Farm Manager: Think About What You Eat, How It Was Produced

Jeff Moyer, farm manager at Rodale Institute, told the Common Hour audience on Sept. 25 that conventional farming -- with its over-tilling that robs soil of nutrients and its reliance on chemicals -- has taken the magic, and much of the quality nutrition, out of food.

F&M Poll: Wolf Maintains Lead; Corbett Picks Up Support

With little more than a month before the Nov. 4 election, Democrat Tom Wolf maintains a double-digit lead over incumbent Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett among likely voters, 54 percent to 34 percent, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

College Offers Students Fellowship and Spiritual Resources

Students of faith seeking spiritual fulfillment and fellowship will find many opportunities available to them at Franklin & Marshall College, which has a diverse and dynamic spiritual community. The various religious groups welcome everyone.

Widening the STEM Pipeline: An American Imperative

"Isn't it a tragedy to imagine the cure for Alzheimer's locked in the mind of a 5th grader who won't take science in college because we haven't built a robust STEM pipeline?" The prepared version of remarks Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield delivered at the White House College Opportunity Initiative -- STEM Education Workshop in Boulder, Colo., on Sept. 22.

Seek Untapped STEM Talent, Porterfield Tells Leaders at White House Workshop

Eight months after playing a lead role at a special White House summit on access to higher education in America, Franklin & Marshall College President Daniel R. Porterfield on Sept. 22 addressed the White House's STEM Education Workshop at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he called on colleges and universities to seek out and recruit more minorities and women to STEM fields.

F&M Partners with National Group Dedicated to Expanding Higher Education Access

Franklin & Marshall College is one of nine private colleges and universities nationwide forging new partnerships with Say Yes to Higher Education, which helps organize communities around the goals of making higher education accessible and affordable for every public high school graduate.