A touch of autumn color and cool, crisp air welcomed students, parents and alumni to Franklin & Marshall College’s Oct. 25-27 True Blue Weekend and Homecoming traditions, from football to the Tailgate on Hartman Green.
Events kicked off Friday with the Consulting Careers Symposium, the Autumn Research and Summer Experience fairs, the Athletic Hall of Fame inductions, and an evening of concerts that included instrumentals and vocals performed by F&M students.
Saturday, President Barbara Altmann greeted alumni and parents to highlight, among other issues, the commemoration of events of 50 years ago that lead to dynamic changes on campus, from the May 1969 African American student protest to F&M first admitting women that fall.
“We became co-ed in 1969,” Altmann said, as a slide-show photo flashed a black-and-white depiction of then-President Keith Spalding reading postings on the old Protest Tree. “It was President Spalding who made the choice that F&M would go co-ed.”
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