A performance by award-winning poet and activist Staceyann Chin and a vigilant march around campus will be the central events in Franklin & Marshall College's revamped observance of "Take Back the Night," which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Barshinger Center for Musical Arts. Click here for a story by Cadence Pentheny '16.
Syrian director Naila Al Atrash, a human rights activist who fled persecution in her home country for her teaching of critical theatre, delivered the keynote address and visited with students as part of Franklin & Marshall College's celebration of International Women’s Week March 16-22. Because of her controversial work for human rights in Syria, Al Atrash visited the College with the assistance of Scholars at Risk, an international organization devoted to protecting scholars who face challenges such as discrimination, censorship and violence. F&M in the fall reinstated its campus chapter of SAR. Click here for the full story.
"Letting Herself Go: Disruption & Possibilities for Living in a Body," was the topic of a free public lecture by Dr. Catherine Baker-Pitts, on February 28, 2014, at Franklin & Marshall College. Dr. Baker-Pitts is a leading expert on the intersection of the body, gender, visual culture and technology. The event was sponsored by the Alice DrumWomen's Center, the Dean of the College, and the Women's & Gender Studies program.
Trey Williams '14, a history and government double major, was awarded a Nissley Grant through F&M for his independent study project on the history of the British gay rights movement. The grant supported travel and a week of archival research in London in January 2014. In this photo he is discussing the project with Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies Maria Mitchell, who is advising him in his independent study. Click here to read the story.
At Common Hour on November 14, 2013, Dennis Deslippe, associate professor of American Studies and Women's & Gender Studies at F&M, moderated a panel discussion about the future of higher education in the Lancaster area. Presidents of four area colleges and universities participated. Click here to read the story.
More than 200 people attended the "Grand Celebration" of the Alice Drum Women's Center on October 17, 2013, in the center, located in the basement of Steinman College Center. Local artists displayed their work and the new director of the center, Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland, shared her vision for the upcoming year. (Artwork by Erica Millner.)