Franklin College

Rutherford Progress Cam

Posted 5 years 10 months ago

So this is pretty terrific. A live video feed, refreshed every five seconds, of the construction on the new Rutherford Hall. It's a great use of technology, courtesy of UGA housing. Here's a rendering of the final product, which looks quite similar to the original.


Rutherford Hall is, of course, home to the Franklin Residential College, a student-governed residential college with Franklin that offers a unique intellectual and cultural environment for our students. I know everyone is anxious to the Myers quad as soon as possible, so maybe this web cam will at least...

Benjamin Franklin and the Franklin College

Posted 5 years 11 months ago

Douglas Anderson in the Sterling-Goodman Professor of English at UGA. He has taught and written about Benjamin Franklin throughout his career, including most recently The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin, published by Johns Hopkins in spring 2012. Here he talks about Franklin the man, his ideas about education and his connection to the Franklin College, as well the college's central role at UGA.



Franklin College: Framework for the Future

Posted 6 years 1 week ago


From Interim Dean Hugh Ruppersburg: 


Dear members of the Franklin College community,

I am pleased to share with you the outcome of our year-long strategic planning initiative:  "Franklin College:  Framework for the Future" (  As the front page indicates, this plan offers a statement of shared values and aspirations that emerged from discussions throughout the college community, and that will be informative for the future of the college.  I know incoming Dean Alan Dorsey will be appreciative of the insights and objectives...

Benjamin Franklin 'memoir'

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

There are so many reasons that Benjamin Franklin was chosen as the namesake for the Franklin College - and every one of them accrues to our benefit as well as feeds our ambitions for what the College should be. None of the noble epithets with which we connect Franklin demonstrates that more than the unfinished autobiography he worked on but purposefully left unfinished so as  'to immerse his reader in the formal and textual atmosphere of a deliberately "unfinished" life.'

A new book by the Sterling-Goodman Professor of English at UGA Douglas Anderson on the Franklin...

Dean's Staff Appreciation Lunch

Posted 6 years 1 month ago

With over 600 faculty teaching in 84 undergraduate majors (and over 80 graduate degree programs), the Franklin College requires a lot of people to function properly. Especially in lean budgetary environments like the current epoch, faculty and support staff, development officers and instructors are pressed to do more and more with less and less.

Interim Dean Hugh Ruppersburg will express his appreciation for all the effort and committment that makes the College what it is with a staff lunch on Thursday May 3 at the Tate Center. It's a small, yet very important way for the...