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‘Everything worth having takes a while’

The upcoming school year will be unprecedented for Furman’s Student Government Association for a couple of reasons. For one, the president-elect could not have even run last year, due to a constitutional hurdle. For another,...

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Jamarcus Gaston

He aspired to be a high school band director when he started his career at Furman University. But Jamarcus Gaston '07, a music and communication studies alumnus, had a change of heart. Now he's co-host...

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More than 200 public US colleges are requiring COVID vaccines. In SC, that’s illegal.

Wofford College and Furman University are the only colleges in South Carolina mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for students enrolling for fall classes. For state-supported institutions, there is no such requirement despite the American College Health Association's...

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Juneteenth is an opportunity to reflect

President Elizabeth Davis sent the message below to the campus community on Friday, June 18, 2021. Dear Campus Community, The first time I heard about Juneteenth I was a first-year student in college at Baylor...

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For small private colleges, a mixed year in admissions

While admissions at some smaller colleges are still reeling from the sting of COVID-19, Furman University is reporting it is pleased with the outlook for enrollment this fall. A story in Inside Higher Education reports...

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Swan Lake (but make it not the ballet)

Celebrating the reopening of Furman University to the public, the folks at 6AM City and GVL Today assemble a nice synopsis on how to do Furman. The piece includes links to must-see sights such as...

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Preparing students for lives of purpose

During a Zoom interview conducted by The Duke Endowment, Furman University President Elizabeth Davis described The Furman Advantage, how she intends to expand it with the latest $25 million grant from the Endowment, and what...

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Sammy Clough ’20 jumps into education and coaching with both feet

He didn’t have teaching or coaching experience. But  Sammy Clough ’20, a communication studies graduate, landed a position doing both at Augusta Christian Schools in Georgia in the same year COVID-19 upended just about every...

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Duke Endowment’s $25M grant keeps Furman’s student stipend program going

Furman University announced that it has received its second $25 million grant from The Duke Endowment to expand and advance The Furman Advantage. Anna B. Mitchell of The Post and Courier takes a deeper look...

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