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.

07/16/2021

Student Researcher Helps Develop Tool for Biochemists

Proteins are composed of amino acids and are macromolecular, one-one millionth the size of a golf ball. Small but mighty, they function inside the cell as the machinery running critical biological...F&M student chemistry research

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07/12/2021

Mapping the Immigrant Past in Cities

The black dots that the student researchers placed on the street map of Philadelphia represent buildings where immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries lived and prayed. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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07/07/2021

Beloved Professor Earns Distinguished Service Award

From his office in Gerhart House to the provost's office in Old Main to classrooms around the Franklin & Marshall campus, the spirit of Michael Billig looms large. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close...

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07/02/2021

Dewey Honoree Seeks 'Intersection of Science and Society'

Whether he's leading ornithology studies in Latin America or Lancaster, the impact of Franklin & Marshall Professor of Biology Dan Ardia's research is palpable. Professor of Biology Dan Ardia is named the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship....

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06/25/2021

Professor Embraces 'Uncomfortable' in Learning

A colleague at another college once remarked to Jennifer Morford that lecturing on the same subject all the time Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships with faculty. Students flourish...

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06/23/2021

Bridging Civic Engagement and Spirituality at F&M

The Davidowitz Family Endowed Jewish Life Programming Fund and Jewish Leaders of Tomorrow Endowment Fund open the door to leadership opportunities. For recent Franklin & Marshall graduate James...As the Klehr Center for Jewish Life's first civic...

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06/21/2021

F&M Student STARS to Catch Gravitational Waves

Astrophysics student researchers involved in detecting gravitational waves at Franklin & Marshall College are among the beneficiaries of the National Science Foundation's renewed support of the...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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06/17/2021

F&M Poll: Majority Believe State's Election Laws Need Revisions

Fifty-nine percent of Pennsylvania's registered voters believe revisions are needed to the state's election laws, according to the recent Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The poll, conducted...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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06/14/2021

Uncovered History: Recent Grad Explores the Experiences of the First Black Women on Campus

The year 1969 was a groundbreaking one at Franklin & Marshall College. It was the year that the institution became co-educational, and the first cohort of female first-year students stepped foot...American studies grad explores F&M's history of co-education...

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06/11/2021

Future Student Researchers Will Look Back Billions of Years

It sounds like a plot from a science-fiction film like Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships with faculty. Students flourish in a supportive community that treats them as an individual,...

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06/09/2021

F&M Co-Hosts Aspen Undergraduate Consortium 2021

Franklin & Marshall College joins two Pennsylvania universities this month in hosting more than 100 educators from nearly 50 colleges and universities nationwide for the Aspen Institute's annual...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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06/07/2021

F&M Student Named to Hillel International Cabinet

Franklin & Marshall College senior Julia Bernstein has been named to the 2021-22 Hillel International Student Cabinet by Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Started in 2016, the Student Cabinet, which invites...

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