F&M Stories

At Franklin & Marshall College, we connect our students with extraordinary opportunities so they can accomplish great things in their four years on campus. Here are just a few of their stories.

10/15/2021

Research Fair: Students Study Pandemic Impact on Lancaster Restaurants

Prior to the pandemic, restaurant and food-service jobs in Pennsylvania accounted for 10% of employment in the state. Two Franklin & Marshall College students are tracking how that industry...F&M students are tracking how the restaurant industry...

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10/15/2021

2009 Graduate is Building Lancaster's Future

Who decides where a city's bus stops go? The parks? The new apartment complexes? Franklin & Marshall alum Douglas Smith does, to an extent. As chief planner within the City of Lancaster's...What is an urban planner? F&M grad Douglas Smith shares...

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10/14/2021

Research Fair: Senior Studies Hope, Solidarity and Cognition

Moral psychology major Maceo Whatley '22 worked with Assistant Professor of Psychology Elana Cuffari and George Fourlas, visiting assistant professor of philosophy and government, on individual projects and an ongoing, joint project centered around...

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10/14/2021

Research Fair: Learning English Online During the Pandemic

Franklin & Marshall College junior Lauren Chen was coding survey results for a lab when a particular aspect of her work caught her eye. Neuroscience major researches COVID-19 and its impact on adult English language learners' interest in taking an...

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10/13/2021

Research Fair: Student Samples Sounds With Synthesizers, Space

With electronic keyboards, synthesizers and computer software programs, Amanda Peterson explores electronic music and natural sounds to create her composing project. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes...

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10/12/2021

Research Fair: The Power in Engaging the Community Through Art

What happens when art and civic engagement meet? Franklin & Marshall College senior Sarah Sutter spent her summer showing how effective, and important, it is when they do. Studio art major explores art and community engagement interns by interning...

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10/11/2021

Research Fair: Discovering Discrepancies in Theoretical Physics

Before he turns to the computer for his research, physics major Evan Shinn calculates by hand to determine corrections to a theory on positronium energy levels.

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10/06/2021

Alone Together: Campus Experiences in the Pandemic

The pandemic that began in 2020 changed the world, college campuses and how students respond and adapt to the challenges that lockdowns, Zoom classes and hybrid classes presented. In this ongoing...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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10/04/2021

Connecting the Dots in Immigration and Refugee Reform

Born in Guatemala and raised in Boston, Franklin & Marshall College senior Leora Sammett grew up around diverse immigrant communities. But it wasn't until she arrived on campus that she fully...After arriving in sanctuary city Lancaster, Pa., this...

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10/01/2021

How Can Activists Be Architects of a Better Society?

What does it look like to be the architect of a better society? Eboo Patel, author, educator and interfaith leader, posed this question to the Franklin & Marshall community during Thursday's...Eboo Patel, author, educator and interfaith leader, spoke...

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09/30/2021

Springford Exhibit Brings Color to Campus

Vibrant and muted colors splash across the large canvases of Vivian Springford, the American abstract expressionist, who in the mid-20th century developed her own color-field painting process that...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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09/28/2021

Translating Russian Works in English

In 2018, when Jon Stone, associate professor of Russian and Russian studies said, embarked on his project to translate a series of Russian stories by poet and novelist Andrei Bely, he started with the assistance of Isabelle Roman ’20, whose eight...

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