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.

11/21/2023

60 Years After JFK’s Death, Alumni Author Finds Missing Link

Was the star of NASA’s first female astronaut program linked to the assassination of JFK? “A Woman I Know,” by filmmaker turned author Mary Haverstick ’82, searches for the truth.

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11/16/2023

Young Alum Shines Light on LGTBQ Global Rights

Erin Hallenbeck’s Franklin & Marshall degree has taken her as far as the U.K. and the Netherlands. But today, the 2017 grad is making a global impact right from campus.

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11/13/2023

Let’s Talk: Students and Their Community Conversations

A restorative practice initially for developing and upholding F&M community values evolves into College-House and residence-hall conversations where students become closer as they resolve their issues together.

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11/10/2023

5 Questions with Matthew Butterfield, F&M Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music

Music Professor Matthew Butterfield talks teaching and learning, his research, and what motivated him to launch F&M Idol, an all-campus singing competition for students.

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11/07/2023

Post-Soviet Memories Shaped Professor’s Path

F&M Professor of Economics Yeva Nersisyan was just a child in Armenia when the Soviet Union collapsed, but the following turmoil shaped her life’s work. She'll discuss Modern Money Theory at a Nov. 9 Common Hour lecture.

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11/02/2023

Career Boot Camp Helps Future Grads Find Footing

Meet two seniors preparing for life after college. Within six months after graduation, 95% of F&M’s 2022 graduates were either employed or continuing their education.

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10/31/2023

Campbell's CEO Mark Clouse Challenges F&M Students to Seek Leadership Experiences

Campbell Soup Company’s President and CEO Mark Clouse delivered the keynote presentation at the 2023 Diplomat Leadership Scholars Dinner, hosted by the Steinman Foundation.

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10/31/2023

True Blue Weekend Marks Milestones

An estimated 2,100 students, parents and alumni filled Franklin & Marshall’s campus Oct. 27-29 for True Blue Weekend. The annual Homecoming and Family Weekend offered something for members of every generation.

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10/27/2023

F&M Alumni Contribute to Thriving Community in Lancaster

This week, F&M alumni are returning to campus for True Blue Weekend, and some won’t have far to travel. Many Diplomats choose to stay in Lancaster after graduating or move back after living elsewhere, thanks to the city’s strong community and...

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10/26/2023

F&M October Poll: President Biden Leads Donald Trump in Pennsylvania

President Joe Biden narrowly leads Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, in the newly released October Franklin & Marshall College Poll.

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10/23/2023

Students Closely Examine Ethics in Business

BOS students' engagement in helping vet the ethical practices of select regional businesses coincides with the Enron whistleblower talk at the Oct. 26 Common Hour.

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10/20/2023

Google Software Engineer Shares True Blue Wisdom

Class of 2019 grad Horace Facey's path led him from Jamaica, to F&M, to Google. See how he helps other STEM students succeed. "Mentoring has been an excellent way for me to give back," Facey says.

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