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.
Faculty remarks at Sept. 2 Convocation from the John W. Wetzel Professor of Classics and Professor of Government Dean Hammer.
"Cultivating Our Voices," F&M Daniel R. Porterfield's Convocation 2014 speech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.