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The Paladin Rises

Georgia Tech has Buzz and Georgia has Uga. Images of Buzz, a cartoonish insect with a prominent stinger, and Uga, a grimacing bulldog with a spiked collar, are secondary symbols. They complement the schools’ long-held...

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We can act when we stare at evil

Furman political science professor Liz Smith teaches a course in “Politics of Good and Evil,” where the class studies man’s inhumanity to man, as evidenced by genocides and mass killings, as well as acts of...

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Blogging for literacy

They talked about their favorite foods and singers, their hobbies and their fears about going to middle school. Mostly though, they talked about books. A group of Furman education majors have been working with elementary...

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Riley Institute names semifinalists for award

The Riley Institute at Furman and South Carolina Future Minds have announced the ten semifinalists for the Third Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSCsm Award for Excellence. Presented in conjunction with the South Carolina Chamber of...

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Meet the 2013-14 Furman Fellows

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Five Furman University seniors have been named Furman Fellows for the current academic year. The students are Bryan Betts of Tega Cay, Kristina Pardo of Weston, Fla., Elisabeth Schlaudt of Greenville, Carrie Seigler of...

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A welcome from Furman Parents Council

Dear Furman Parents, On behalf of the Parents Council, we would like to welcome the parents of the Class of 2017 and new transfer students to Furman! You have become members of a very special...

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A coach for life

The son of Spartanburg sharecroppers, J. Lyles Alley is a man whose life and legacy are intertwined with Furman athletics.  “A Coach for Life: the J. Lyles Alley Collection,” a new exhibit on display at...

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A summer with the stars

Through the help of Furman’s internship program, junior Caroline Phillips traveled to Los Angeles, California for a summer internship where she brushed shoulders with Hollywood stars Jay Pharoah, Ne-Yo, John Ham, and Ben Affleck. The...

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Rice making his mark in Nashville

Jesse Rice wanted to make sure it was perfect. The 12-year-old stayed up late into the night, making sure each detail was just right. He left the results of his labor, scrawled on a slightly...

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Improving grades one letter at a time

Shortly after entering Furman in 2012, J.R. Walker found himself in a losing race. He had come 2,300 miles from his home in Los Angeles, Calif., to be part of the Furman student body and...

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Riley Center names fellows

Fifteen leaders in the afterschool and expanded learning fields nationwide have been selected as White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellows as part of a partnership between The Riley Institute at Furman University and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation....

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Class of 2017 raises bar

The numbers are in for the class for the class of 2017. And Brad Pochard, associate vice president for admission, is pleased.The acceptance rate dropped to the low 60s, a rate not seen since the...

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