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 SeriesThis 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) An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic by Daniel MendelsohnFranklin 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 - February 21, 2017The North Face at Franklin by Julian Lings, Sustainability Manager at North FaceLings spoke about corporate social responsibility practices…

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 degree). Part of Franklin's 3+1 program