1/27/2016 Magazine Staff

F&M in the News

This magazine article is part of Summer 2014 / Issue 78
Franklin & Marshall people, events and ideas regularly make news. Here are some recent headlines from national and regional sources. For more headlines, please visit:  www.fandm.edu/news/f-m-in-the-news

Ten Liberal Arts Colleges to Collaborate on Cost Savings

Philadelphia Inquirer (July 2, 2014)

F&M is among 10 private liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania creating a consortium to save money and improve offerings by collaborating on staff training, courses, study abroad, library resources and other areas.


Jumpstarting American Innovation Through Student Research

Forbes.com (June 24, 2014)

In his latest column for Forbes, F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield writes that students’ college years are a crucial time to build a new pipeline of agile thinkers in America.


 F&M’s Decision to Arm Campus Police Part of a Nationwide Trend

Lancaster Newspapers (June 22, 2014)

In recent years, as school and campus shootings have escalated, more colleges and universities responded by arming their police forces.


Why Do Amish People Leave Their Communities?

Amish America (June 18, 2014)

F&M Assistant Professor of Sociology Caroline Faulkner explores the many factors that play into individual decisions to leave behind an Amish faith and background.


Analysts: Federal Government Should Cut Funding From Lowest-Performing Colleges

The Washington Post (June 18, 2014)

The Education Trust contends in a report that it is time to use federal influence to pressure colleges to meet minimum performance standards. F&M is highlighted in the report as an example of colleges making strides in improving access.


Does Nature Need to be Nurtured?

Scientific American (June 12, 2014)

This opinion piece cites a study of play behavior among chimpanzees in Tanzania led by Elizabeth Lonsdorf, assistant professor of psychology at F&M. Internationally renowned primatologist Jane Goodall was part of Lonsdorf’s team.



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