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.


Campus Musical Brings the Big Stage Outside

It was only fitting that Franklin & Marshall College's Go-Go themed musical commenced with "We Got The Beat." The cast of "Head Over Heels" certainly didn't miss one, despite a pandemic-disrupted rehearsal process. Student performers successfully...

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Providing New Perspectives on Policy Making

It's no secret that humans are complex; the study of their adherence to policy is even more so. Franklin & Marshall senior David Yang has spent much of the past year developing a new...Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom & F&M senior David Yang has spent much...

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Winter Visual Arts Center Opens Doors, Crosses Boundaries

After five years of dreaming, conceptualizing, planning, and constructing, a much-anticipated vision has come to life. This fall, the Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall College opened its doors.

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Robert ’54 and Anna Roschel Give $6.5 Million to Rename New College House

The New College House has been shaping the academic landscape of Franklin & Marshall College for nearly a decade. But it was missing one thing: a permanent name. Now that has changed, thanks to a $6.5 million gift from Dr. Robert ’54 and Anna Roschel...

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OSPGD Hosts F&M Alumni of Color in Law Panel

This story is part of our #FandMAnywhere series, showcasing how traditional College events have navigated obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic presented, adapted to the virtual space and can be enjoyed by...Franklin & Marshall College's Office of Student...

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Alumnus Returns to Perform Sufi Fusion at F&M

Haunting instrumental strains are background to the melodic voice of Franklin & Marshall College alumnus Umer Piracha '07, who will give a virtual campus performance of Sufi fusion Sept. 24....Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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A Life Dedicated to Advocating for Racial Justice and Equity

While her second-grade classmates were reading Judy Blume, Ashani Williams '22 was reading Malcolm X's autobiography. Franklin & Marshall College junior Ashani Williams interns at Spitfire Strategies, where she advocates for racial justice and equity...

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Where Does the Environment Meet Policy? In This F&M Senior's Internship

As a dual major in environmental studies and public policy, an internship involving environmental policy seemed serendipitous for senior Lauren Costabile. "This opportunity was right up my alley," she said. That opportunity was with the Chesapeake...

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Students Seek to Quantify Social Justice

How do you measure citywide social justice? You start by Franklin & Marshall students spent much of their summer collecting data to create a social justice index for Lancaster City.

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Sophomore's Love of Technology Fosters Accessible Education

This story is part of our #FandMForward series documenting our students' and recent grads' resilience, adaptability and perseverance in navigating the obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic has...Franklin & Marshall College sophomore Ojima Abraham...

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Honoring a Legacy, Advocating for a Safer Future

Anna Phommachanthone '23 aspires to return to her home country of Laos and make a difference. Discover how her F&M experience and remote internship with the nonprofit agency Legacies of War is guiding her toward her dream.

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Scholar Charts His Own Path with Story Map

When COVID-19 disrupted summer fieldwork, Jevelson Jean '21 had to chart his own path. Luckily, he has a knack for that kind of thing. Leaning on his geoscience major and art studies minor, Jean...Leaning on his geoscience and art studies, F&M student...

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