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.
Due to today's (2/13) snowstorm, the College is closed except for essential personnel, who will receive guidance from their supervisors about reporting to work. Classes will be held at the discretion of individual faculty.
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.)
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.
The Asian Cultural Society is offering a special carnation pre-order for FPS ONLY.
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?"
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.
The Conrad Nelson Lecture is 5 p.m. to 6:30 pm., Thursday, Feb. 6, in Stahr Auditorium. This year's speaker is David Saladik of MassDesign Group.
Franklin & Marshall College is closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, except for critical and essential staff. Classes will be held at the discretion of faculty. The libraries are closed. The dining hall is open.