Showing posts from May, 2017

Spring 2017 in Review

As the semester is coming to a close, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on some of the great events that took place during the past four months! Guest speakers and lecturers  Franklin Speaker Series This series, held over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, brought experts from a variety of fields to Franklin to discuss relevant topics.  These events help bring the community to Franklin, as they are open to the general public as well.  This semester's guests were Dr. Roger Fayet (Director of the Swiss Institute for Art Research) and Dr. Thomas Girst (Head of Cultural Engagement, BMW Group) How Art Historians Construct(ed) Swiss Art by Dr. Roger Fayet, Director of the Swiss Institute for Art Research January 31, 2017 An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic  by Daniel Mendelsohn Franklin was happy to host the award-winning author for a book reading hosted by Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies with the support of the Jan Michalski Foundation -

Graduating Students of 2017: What's Next?

Another school year is coming to a close, leaving everyone wondering what plans are in store for those who are graduating. Naturally, they're off to great things! We conducted interviews of four graduating students to discuss their futures and look back on the past four years at Franklin. I think you'll find their words inspiring. Anais Oliveras Hometown: Moodus, Connecticut Studied: International Relations and Italian Studies Where to? Senegal, West Africa with the Peace Corps Memorable quote: "I think being surrounded by so many incredible professors and so many people at Franklin that have done wonderful things inspires me every day to want to be a better person, and to try to be a part of this world where people do great things just for the sake of doing great things." Jordan Ricker Hometown:  Arlington, Virginia Studied:  History and Communication & Media Studies (Bachelor's degree); International Management (Master's de