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.


F&M Welcomes Students Back for Fall Semester

After 18 months of hybrid learning, the Franklin & Marshall College community welcomed 2,254 students back to campus with a week of celebratory events and orientation programming. With...F&M welcomed 2,254 students back to campus with a week of celebratory...

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F&M Fall Student-Athletes Return to Competition

Sept. 1 not only marks the first day of the academic year at Franklin & Marshall; it also brings the return of the fall athletic season for hundreds of Diplomat student-athletes. Thirteen...Franklin & Marshall anticipates a regular schedule of intercollegiate...

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Four Students Launch Government Internship Program

This summer, four Franklin & Marshall College students traveled to Washington D.C., where they worked in Congress or at a federal agency, either remotely or on location. The Ken Duberstein '...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Student Gardener Finds Her Campus Roots

Finished with her last week of summer work in the greenhouse, which sits atop the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building on campus, junior Erblina Beqiri reflected on her experience. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Archives Intern Directs Displays for Alumnus Filmmaker

Honoring the 100th anniversary of a legendary Hollywood film director is challenging enough, but doing so a year after passing the milestone requires some rescripting. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes...

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F&M Poll: COVID-19 Returns as PA Voters' Big Concern

COVID-19 has again surged to the top of voters' concerns after nearly flattening in June, according to the most recent Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The 17% of respondents who say the virus...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Summer Research in Lancaster City's Rain Gardens: A Photo Collection

Franklin & Marshall's biology lab conducts research with real-world impact on the College's home city of Lancaster. This past winter, a group of students trekked into Lancaster City for a...Biology lab studies environmental science and ecohydrology...

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Four F&M Alums Awarded National Science Fellowships

Four Franklin & Marshall College alumni recently received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to advance their graduate work. They shared their thoughts about how F&M prepared them for graduate school and offered some advice...

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Students Gain Hands-On Public Health Experience

Senior Sydney Wieczkowski has already put her public health degree to work before even graduating from Franklin & Marshall. The Hackman Scholar spent five weeks of her summer researching lead...A faculty-student research team at F&M has paired with...

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Alumni Gifts Support Black Cultural Center

A trio of alumni donations to the F&M Black Cultural Center ensures that students have a space to host events, study, and connect.

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Weaving Lancaster's Rich Farming Community into the Classroom

Three environmental studies and government students research how to incorporate Lancaster County's farming industry into F&M's curriculum. Franklin & Marshall College is tucked in the...Environmental studies and government students research and collaborate...

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Left Behind: Research Highlights Immigrant Hardships During COVID

F&M junior Yuliana Tamayo uncovered the unique economic hardships endured by immigrants in Lancaster during the height of the pandemic.

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