Franklin College’s Board of Trustees met Saturday morning to discuss new developments around diversity and inclusion, the campus response to COVID-19 and upcoming capital projects.
The Franklin Co-Executive Editor Taylor Wooten talks with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about white supremacist promotional materials found on campus, empty faculty positions and recent changes to the college’s admissions department.
While walking to classes Monday, students saw stickers with “America First” and “One Nation Against Invasion” on light poles in Dame Mall. The stickers promoted an organization called Patriot Front.
The Franklin Co-Executive Editor Taylor Wooten catches up with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about COVID developments, the Johnson Memorial athletic facility, the departure of Terri Roberts-Leonard, and the events at the Capitol.
Franklin College Chaplain and Director of Religious Life Hannah Adams Ingram will serve as interim director of the campus diversity center.
Even though this is Franklin College’s first immersive term during the pandemic, the promise of engagement remains.
An anti-racism seminar has made its way on campus, giving individuals the chance to open up and reflect on how racism is active in their lives and how to stop it.
Pro-Trump rioters stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C, over claims of a rigged election Wednesday afternoon. What started as a rally escalated into chaos and violence, with some protestors fleeing the scene.
STURGEON BAY, Wis.—Former Franklin College president Thomas Minar’s court battle over alleged child sex crimes was again delayed Monday.
Editor’s Note: An anonymous source is used in this story. We refer to him as Jack to protect his identity. The editors of The Franklin agreed an alias was needed to ensure the source’s personal safety from retaliation by America First Union members.
After nearly nine years at Franklin College, Terri Roberts-Leonard will be leaving her position as director of diversity and inclusion in January to serve as the first diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for Carmel Clay Schools.
The Franklin Co-Executive Editor Taylor Wooten checks in with Franklin College President Kerry Prather about nationalist flyers spotted near campus, new statewide COVID-19 restrictions and possibilities for Immersive Term classes.
Casey Hayes, A.J. Thurston endowed chair of music and director of choral activities, has done everything in his power to enable Franklin’s choir to continue to sing during a year defined by COVID-19.
Staff members of Franklin College’s physical facilities department found flyers asking members of the community to join the America First Nationalists Union, or AFNU, Monday morning.
The winter season can prove to be a challenging time for those in need. The financial struggles of obtaining warm clothes, shelter, food and gifts for others are already a stretch on their own. Adding to this annual challenge is the rising COVID-19 cases across the country and state, driving…
Students packed up their dorm rooms and headed home in May after the college transitioned to remote learning for the remainder of the semester in March.
COVID-19 has presented new obstacles for everyone, but on a college campus, the pandemic has posed a special challenge: How to balance education with public health.
Franklin College reported a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases Monday, the most since the college began reporting positive cases each week starting Aug. 3.
Franklin College’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted a Black Lives Matter week from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20 to encourage deeper conversations about the movement on campus.
In response to a rise in cases in the 18-30 age group and ahead of students heading home for Thanksgiving, Franklin College — and other colleges across the state — will offer exit testing to students.
Hope Shrum: Okay, so the first question we had was that, um, with the email you just sent out? Do you feel like...you talked about that if the health providers say like anything, then we will go with what they say. Do you feel like a shutdown could happen with the college before the end of t…
Franklin College hosted the “Interfaith Understanding through Storytelling Event” Thursday as part of the college’s convocation lecture series and in partnership with the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts and their 2020 Spirit & Place Festival.
During Gov. Holcomb’s weekly virtual COVID-19 press conference Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Health announced more restrictions are coming as COVID-19 cases increase across the state.
Through an uncertain summer of anxiety and fear caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Franklin College administrators were persistent.
As nearly 1,000 students returned to Franklin College's campus in August, Johnson County Health Department Director Betsy Swearingen said she expected to see a spike in COVID-19 numbers across the country.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats offered a hopeful conversation ahead of Election Night returns, anticipating a change in the minority party’s favor in major congressional, statewide and legislative races.
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Todd Rokita got off to a fast start Indiana attorney general race, leading by more than 20 percentage points against opponent Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel with a little more than half the votes counted.
Franklin College staff hosted a moderated discussion Thursday about the importance of voting, how to engage in civil discourse and how to process the many emotions that can come with Election Day.
In part two of a regular series by The Franklin, Franklin College President Kerry Prather answers more questions about COVID-19 on campus from Co-Executive Editor Hope Shrum. They also address the hire of a vice president to oversee enrollment, a new head basketball coach and the education d…
After finding a niche in fashion, Franklin College freshman Ellie Lammert and junior Angel Tapia are developing their own brands.
During his first weekly meeting with The Franklin, Franklin College President Kerry Prather spoke with Co-Executive Editor Hope Shrum and Opinion Editor Carolina Puga Mendoza. They asked him about various topics, including commencement, the recent cluster of COVID-19 cases within the athleti…
STURGEON BAY, Wis. — Former Franklin College President Thomas Minar formally pleaded not guilty to child pornography and other sex charges through his attorney at his preliminary hearing in Door County Tuesday.
Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify that ongoing practices of the soccer and lacrosse teams have been following NCAA protocol on surveillance testing.
In what would become her last weeks at Franklin College, aspiring elementary teacher Hailey Pardue found herself “shocked” by an announcement that landed in her email inbox while working a shift at the Franklin Boys & Girls Club.
Franklin College confirmed Thursday it will hold a commencement ceremony for class of 2020 graduates in October after spring plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 shutdown.
STURGEON BAY, Wis. — Fired Franklin College president Thomas Minar waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday to review 12 counts of child pornography possession brought against him by Wisconsin law enforcement. Minar was first arrested Jan. 6 at a McDonald’s restaurant in Sturgeon B…
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents has decided to postpone all fall competitions until Jan. 1, 2021 following recommendation from the NCAA Division III Administrative Committee.
STURGEON BAY, Wisconsin — Former Franklin College President Thomas Minar argued the dating app Grindr was social media, not a hookup site, and that he engaged in sexual conversations with someone he believed to be 15-years-old on the app in an effort to become a mentor.
Franklin College President Kerry Prather shared in an email to the campus community Friday new changes that are anticipated for campus life in fall 2020, a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.