Artie Van Why was at his desk in an office building just across the street from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first plane hit. Within minutes, his life, the nation and the world would change forever. So began the story he shared.
Following a successful first year, Franklin & Marshall College's First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trip (FOOT) doubled in size in 2014. In late August, 24 students embarked on a four-day, three-night backpacking trip through a section of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Always creating new opportunities, technology is now providing another means by which colleges can obtain greater academic research and institutional support. The latest is crowdfunding, a social media appeal to the public for donations, which more and more colleges, including Franklin & Marshall College, have adopted.
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.