1/02/2018

F&M in the News 2018

Week of Jan. 8-15

The Daily Caller: The Democrats’ Shameful Class Warfare Rhetoric About Tax Cuts Is Ridiculous

Article written by Associate Professor of Marketing Jeffrey Podoshen: While I was initially skeptical of the early versions of the bill, especially in regard to the heavy tax burdens it was going to place on graduate students and higher education, I have come around to believe that the final version of the law will be beneficial for the overwhelming majority of Americans across the board and not just “the wealthy.”

LNP: Entertainment Lancaster Jan. 11-17 Art Calendar

PARROT GALLERY

Oil painting exhibit by Michael Clapper, art history professor at Franklin & Marshall College. Exhibit cont. through Feb. 25. First Fridays 5-9 p.m. Also open Sun. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Other hours by appt. Free. Community Mennonite Church, 328 W. Orange St., 717-392-7567

Colgate University News: Maria del Carmen Flores-Mills appointed dean of students at Colgate University

Maria del Carmen Flores-Mills, J.D., the senior associate dean of the college at Franklin & Marshall College and former associate dean at Princeton University, has been named as the dean of students at Colgate University, effective June 4, 2018. 

Week of Jan. 2-8, 2018

LNP: Judge allows F&M College to build visual arts center; North Museum's concerns resolved (Jan. 3)

A judge will allow Franklin & Marshall College to break ground on a $29-million visual arts center after the college agreed to reduce construction-related disruptions to neighboring North Museum. In an eight-page agreement, F&M says it will erect temporary, 20-foot sound barriers, monitor vibrations and waive the museum’s rent not only during construction but also for three years after the Susan & Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center opens.

The Morning Call: G. Terry Madonna and Michael Young: Should GOP worry about Pennsylvania's March special election? (Jan. 3) 

The March 13 special election in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District in the southwestern part of the state should be a ho-hum affair. It won't be!

The Philly Inquirer: Philly's PFM offers financial planning tool for higher education (Jan. 3) 

“It’s way more robust than Excel, which is what most schools use right now. That’s why we like it. It’s more comprehensive,” said Wendy S. Starner, associate vice president for finance and enterprise risk manager at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. It arrives at a time when schools need a better handle on everything, not just the everyday business of teaching, but also the cost of buildings and debt ratios, for example, Starner said.

LNP: Dance performance celebrates 250th birthday of American dancer/actor John Durang (Jan. 4) 

“Dance and theater were rare at the time,” says Lynn Matluck Brooks, humanities professor at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the dance program. “John Durang has the distinction of being America's first native-born dancer.”

LNP: Local D-III hoops action worth watching (Jan. 5)

I’ve long been a fan of Franklin & Marshall men’s basketball, and this season the team is off to a 10-1 start, with two tournament championships in the early going. F&M is led by 6-4 senior guard Brandon Federici, who averages 22.9 points per game and shoots a sizzling 47 percent from 3-point range.

The Hechinger Report: Harvard Law grad helps low-income kids aim high (Jan. 3)

Some students return to work for the program after college and graduate school. Darrius Moore, a 25-year-old Legal Outreach alum, took a job as an academic advisor with the program after graduating from Franklin and Marshall College, in Pennsylvania. Though his degree is in social work, Moore said his summer internship at a prominent Manhattan law firm paid dividends in college. 

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