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 Faculty Uncover History of Underground Railroad in Lancaster

A historic home in downtown Lancaster is being turned into a museum by LancasterHistory, thanks in part to contributions by Franklin & Marshall College faculty.

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Young Alum Startup Merges Art and Economics

Mark Marotta '21 launched Amparo in his senior year at F&M, a web platform for emerging and established fine artists to display original paintings in a virtual stage setting.

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Rising Sophomore Puts Passion for Environment to Work at Summer Internship

Rising sophomore Anna Atticks is digging deep on environmental issues during her summer internship as a policy analyst, funded by the Schapiro-Cadwell Internship Endowment.

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Students Tune Into a Cosmic Hum

A team of students search the starry skies for “cosmic clocks,” part of an international research project that this week reported evidence of gravitational waves that oscillate periodically from years to decades.

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Summer Research Goes Interstellar

A 2023 Hackman scholar, rising junior Delaney Adair is analyzing data from telescopes around the world to study protoplanetary nebula M1-92.

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F&M Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees

The Franklin & Marshall Board of Trustees voted to elect its newest members during the Board’s spring meeting. F&M is proud to welcome the following recently elected trustees, who began their terms on July 1.

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F&M Voices: 25 Years in the Library

View a video highlighting Jenn Buch, the 2023 recipient of the Richard Kneedler Distinguished Service Award.

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Students Research Ancient Climate Through Stream Restoration

In deep long trenches that a backhoe shoveled, students collected samples from black wetland soil that has not seen the light of day for more than 300 years.

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F&M Data Science Major Debuts in Fall

This fall, F&M will offer as a new major data science, applicable in practically everything, from business to health care to transportation.

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Visiting Lancaster? See Our Students’ Favorite Spots

Visiting F&M this summer? Check out this list of places to visit, curated by our very own students!

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Meet Elshaddai Muchuwa, Rising Sophomore and Global Scholar

This summer, Elshaddai Muchuwa is returning to his roots as an instructor with the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. He is among the few instructors from the class of 2026 and even fewer from a non-Ivy League school who will run self-proposed seminars...

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Child-Robot Research Merges Psychology and Technology

Learn how F&M students conducted an interdisciplinary graduate-level study and gained valuable insights into the future of education.

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