People are defined by their humanity, and their humanity, Elijah E. Kresge Professor of Philosophy Bennett Helm told a Franklin & Marshall College audience on April 17, is defined by how they bring the complexity of their emotions and reasoning to bear when dealing with life's circumstances.
A researcher who founded a company to advance the treatment of autism, a psychologist who helps trauma survivors from Guantanamo Bay, the founder of a national charter school network that teaches students from low-income communities how to succeed in college, and a recent graduate who has helped immigrants achieve political asylum will explore "The Trials and Triumphs of the Underdog" in Franklin & Marshall College's first TEDx event.
While researching his independent study project on Christian demonology, Franklin & Marshall College senior Nathan Gill came across an incident that occurred at an Egyptian monastery in the 4th century.
A group of Franklin & Marshall College students and recent alumni have transformed a public health class assignment into a 134-page handbook for the parents of children with a rare and severe genetic disease.
When Franklin & Marshall College's faculty and administrators transformed the campus' centuries-old dormitory system into student-run College Houses in 2005, they anticipated a period of adjustment, as students grew accustomed to the new residential culture. Instead, F&M's students immediately embraced the College Houses, each one a self-governing collective with a distinctive identity and form of government within the greater campus community.