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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. 


The Class of 2018: Talented, Diverse and Engaged

Hailing from 21 countries, 31 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, the Class of 2018 is among the most ethnically and socio-economically diverse in the history of Franklin & Marshall College. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, F&M will welcome these 316 women and 285 men with a 10 a.m. Convocation ceremony in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center.


What's New on Campus This Fall?

Students arriving on Franklin & Marshall College's campus in late August will find a few changes, including a new place to grab a late-night meal.


Mayser Center Locker Rooms Get Major Overhaul

Approximately 150 student athletes, coaches, parents and supporters of athletics turned out for the Aug. 14 unveiling of the new locker rooms at Franklin & Marshall's Mayser Physical Education Center, which were renovated this summer at a cost of $2.1 million.


Centenary Commemoration to Offer Various Perspectives on WWI

To commemorate the centenary of one of the largest military conflicts to engulf the world, Franklin & Marshall College this academic year offers a series of events, from lectures and reading groups to exhibits and music, reflecting on World War I and its aftermath.