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Franklin and Marshall College

The Liberal Arts College as a Springboard to Opportunity

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

Great colleges will respond to the evolving needs of 20-something searchers and help them launch well into opportunity and growth. Liberal arts colleges are especially well positioned to do so.

A Terrible Thing to Waste

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

High school students hear a discouraging cacophony: "College costs too much. Students borrow too much. Too many students aren't college-ready." That's why we need to emphasize four key messages to those young people who have the talent and mindset to flourish in college.

F&M Lacrosse Coach, Players Dismissed Over Hazing

AP | Posted 06.18.2012 | College

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall College fired its national championship-winning women's lacrosse coach and suspended upperclassmen players follo...

The Best Colleges For Making Friends

Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Some colleges just have a better atmosphere for making friends. It can be fairly easy to feel like a cog in a big machine at a large public univer...

Pennsylvania Poll Spells Trouble For Santorum

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

For 16 years, Rick Santorum was a principal figure in Pennsylvania politics. As he aims to win the White House, home state voters appear to be skeptic...

Yost & Borick: The Silver Standard

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

*This guest pollster contribution comes from [Berwood Yost](, director of the Floyd Institute for Public Policy Franklin an...

On Small Samples and Statistical Noise

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Three new polls out this morning on Pennsylvania's Senate primary all lead to the same conclusion: The race between Senator Arlen Specter and Congres...

Patricia Harris: Mayor Bloomberg Donates Building At Franklin & Marshall College In Deputy's Name

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's billionaire mayor usually prefers to put his own name on things, but this time, a building was named for a close conf...