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Best FOOT Forward: First-Years Bond on the Appalachian Trail

Following a successful first year, Franklin & Marshall College's First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trip (FOOT) doubled in size in 2014. In late August, 24 students embarked on a four-day, three-night backpacking trip through a section of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania and Maryland.


College Tests Crowdfunding to Support Scholarly Research

Always creating new opportunities, technology is now providing another means by which colleges can obtain greater academic research and institutional support. The latest is crowdfunding, a social media appeal to the public for donations, which more and more colleges, including Franklin & Marshall College, have adopted.


Franklin & Marshall gets high marks in national rankings

Reflecting the strength of its academic program and initiatives to admit a talented class from the full spectrum of student backgrounds, Franklin & Marshall College received high marks in national rankings this year.


Professor of Government Dean Hammer Convocation Speech

Faculty remarks at Sept. 2 Convocation from the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government Dean Hammer.

 

Convocation Speech of F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield

"Cultivating Our Voices," F&M Daniel R. Porterfield's Convocation 2014 speech. 


Class of 2018 Urged to Cultivate Intellectual and Social Voices

The Class of 2018, who gathered Tuesday morning for F&M's Convocation, face both a significant challenge and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity the next four years -- finding, developing and cultivating their voices.

 

Of Math & Mosquitos: Diversity of Opportunity Enables Student to Pursue Dual Interests

Build a better mousetrap, they say, and the world will beat a path to your door. Deep in the woods of Lancaster County's Millport Conservancy, Frankin & Marshall's Joshua Finkel is after even smaller prey, the mosquito. His research into making more effective mosquito traps could have much the same result with its potential to save public health agencies and beleaguered homeowners untold thousands of dollars trying to control the bloodsucking insects.


Welcome to the F&Mily: The Class of 2018 Arrives

The lion's share of the 601 students in Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2018 arrived on campus this week, eager to kick off a four-year journey with their fellow Diplomats.…

Latest F&M Poll: Corbett Still Behind Wolf in Pa. Gubernatorial Race

Democrat Tom Wolf has opened a 25-point lead over incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in the race for governor of Pennsylvania, according to the latest Franklin & Marshall College Poll.


Mapping Deserted Greek Villages for Cultural and Archeological Posterity

A Franklin & Marshall College professor and his student researcher this summer used the latest tool in archeology, the drone, to capture aerial photos in a survey of abandoned Greek villages that scholars can use for archeological study.