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Hackman Student Studies Rise and Fascination Behind Dystopian Dark Tourism

Is society drawn to death and destruction? Are humans intrigued by violent undertones? Franklin & Marshall College junior Zheng Jin found himself asking these questions as he researched a growing industry called dark tourism -- historic sites linked to death and tragedy.


Documentary Features F&M Student's War-Torn Journey

Dominic Akena, now a sophomore at Franklin & Marshall College, was 9 years old when rebel soldiers from Lord's Resistance Army captured him and forced him to become a child soldier in Uganda's civil war. He is a subject an award-winning documentary, "War/Dance," that is being screened on campus Feb. 19.  (Because of technical difficulties, the screening has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in Stahr Auditorium.)

 


Panel, Class to Explore Iraq War Legacy

A group of experts and activists will examine the aftermath and continuing struggles in Iraq a decade after U.S. intervention, during a panel discussion Wednesday, Feb. 12.


Journalist and Beatles Author Coming to New College House

Larry Kane, a Philadelphia-based journalist and author who has been covering the Beatles for 50 years, will share his experiences with members of the Franklin & Marshall community Feb. 11 during New College House's monthly lunch series, "What Matters?" 


Touched by Ancestors: F&M Professor Discusses Afterlife Cultures

Franklin & Marshall College's Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology Misty Bastian spoke at the Feb. 6 Common Hour on "The Tangibility of Ancestors: Being in Touch with Spirits on Two Continents," which examined how different cultures respond to death.


Acclaimed Writer Talks to F&M Students About the Craft of Revising

Seated comfortably before the fireplace in the Dodge Reading Room of the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, surrounded by students, author Rick Moody focused his Feb. 4 talk on an essential part of the writing process -- revising.


From Caulking to Cajun: CRA Helps, Celebrates in New Orleans

The Catastrophic Relief Alliance a student-run disaster-relief organization formed after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, was back in NOLA for a weeklong trip in early January 2014.


F&M Poll: Corbett Up, Slightly; Obama Down

One in four registered voters believe Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett deserves to be re-elected in this year's election, while a majority, 62 percent, believe the state is "off on the wrong track," according to a Franklin & Marshall College Poll released Jan. 30.


Brooks Buddies Event Gets Local Students Fired Up About Fitness

More than 75 members of Franklin & Marshall College's Brooks College House hosted Brooks Buddies Jan. 29, leading Lancaster elementary school students in organized activities that showcased the importance of physical fitness and healthy living.


F&M Alum Rouse Recalls Role in Creating the Modern Presidency

A Franklin & Marshall College alumnus came to campus Jan. 29 to discuss the important role he played in helping to create five federal agencies that for more than 40 years have shaped the policies of presidents and directed the course of the nation.