After spending a gap year in Guatemala, junior Anna Folz was inspired to start the student-run group Impulso, which aims to provide solar stoves to Guatemalan families so they can cook food with the heat of the sun rather than using costly firewood.
Swim to Success, F&M SLAM and Squash ACES are afterschool programs that combine mentorship and sports training to help local elementary and middle school students build skills and confidence. The programs also benefit F&M students, teaching them how to identify and develop leadership traits in others. And the volunteer work is vital to the School District of Lancaster.
Building on ongoing efforts to encourage responsible drinking, Franklin & Marshall College will launch a series of initiatives in January 2014 to help students make informed decisions when it comes to alcohol.
Two strategic leaders will join Franklin & Marshall's offices of College Advancement and Communications to support the College's efforts to ensure the institution maintains a strong position among its many stakeholders.
Four Franklin & Marshall College faculty, from the fields of American studies, history, government and public policy, reflect on why the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago continues to resonate for so many Americans.
Led by first-year student Layla Thomas, F&M Options: The Other Night Life, aims to expand the number of alcohol-free social opportunities for students.
New College House Don Dean Hammer told the Common Hour audience on Nov. 21 that since opening at Franklin & Marshall College in 2005, the College Houses have transformed the campus culture, expanded classroom experiences, and enhanced the college curriculum.
A four-member panel of healthcare experts told a Franklin & Marshall College audience Nov. 18 that a single-payer system in which the federal government would absorb the cost of care would provide quality care to everyone. Funding would come from a healthcare tax that would be based on income level. They also said it would drive down costs by eliminating the majority of administrative expenses.
Four area college presidents visited Franklin & Marshall College to discuss the topic of "Higher Education in Lancaster (and beyond)" at the Nov. 14 Common Hour. F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield introduced the panel that included John Anderson of Millersville University, Carol Lytch of Lancaster Theological Seminary, John "Ski" Sygielski of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and William Griscom of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
Since the exhibition's opening on Sept. 13, the Franklin & Marshall College community has found much to enjoy in "The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th-Century American Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society." Faculty in art, history, and science are using the landscapes in various contexts, from aesthetic to historic to environmental.