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Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world. 

F&M 225: Honoring The Legacy, Building The Future

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Franklin & Marshall College is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. Our roots go back to Franklin College, founded in 1787 with a generous financial contribution from Benjamin Franklin.

在这个新国家的种族最多元化的地区英语和德语社区之间开拓合作的产物,该学院是由信义领导人发动和改革的支持教会从受托人,包括独立宣言四个签名三名日后宾夕法尼亚州州长,在制宪会议中的两个成员,革命军队的七名人员。他们的目标是“保护我们的政府现在共和制度”和“促进艺术和科学的改进,单独渲染尊敬的国家,伟大的快乐。”

 

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课程开始1787年7月16日,在英语和德语指令,使富兰克林学院在全国第一个双语的大学。它也是第一 男女同校的机构;其第一类是由78名男和36名女了。一年级学生中是richea格拉茨,第一个犹太女大学生在美国。 

然而,男女同校的政策很快就被放弃了。男女同校没有在大学另外182年恢复。

马歇尔学院,伟大的最高法院首席大法官约翰·马歇尔的名字命名,成立于1836年的mercersburg,宾夕法尼亚州,德国改革教会的赞助下。它吸引,成为全国知名的如被称为mercersburg神学智力运动的领导人一个杰出的教师。

In 1853 Marshall College moved to Lancaster, Pa., and merged with Franklin College to form Franklin & Marshall College. James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, was the first President of the Board of Trustees.

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从百年的时间,学院补充其在经典和理念优势,在科学广受尊重的程序。

那么,在20世纪20年代,它在业务增加了一个程序。在规模和学术范围逐步扩大第二次世界大战后学院的转型仍在继续。越来越多的学生和教师均来自全国和世界的所有区域的。校园设施扩大和学院成为主要的住宅。 

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Franklin & Marshall College became coeducational in 1969. The connection to the Reformed Church, later part of the United Church of Christ, was severed and the College became a secular institution. Throughout all of these changes, however, the College remained committed to "liberal learning."

弗雷德里克RAUCH,马歇尔学院的第一任总统,在1837年曾宣布,“我们生活的财富,我们的政府完全不取决于有用的知识,但是,我们作为公民的角色,并通过培养整个[人]形成这种性格教育的本来意义的目标“。

Today, with more than 2,300 students, Franklin & Marshall College proudly continues our dedication to intellectual freedom and critical learning as fundamental to a democratic society. As our mission statement affirms, this means that the College expects students to see connections, to discover community, and to understand the centrality of service to the human endeavor.