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 Students Examine Creativity, Innovation and the Future of Work

If at first you don't succeed, try again — and again. A cohort of 16 Franklin & Marshall students learned the value of resilience — among other traits — during an immersive summer program...

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F&M Student Lands on Lancaster's World War I History

During World War I, parachutes were used to drop flares that illuminated trenches and nighttime vehicle movement on the warfront. The silk for those parachutes came from one of the largest silk mills...Student and history professor study Stehli Silk...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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