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The problem with grade inflation

Average college GPAs in 2006 were much higher than they were in 1930, according to a study published in the Columbia University-based publication Teachers College Record. Stuart Rojstaczer, a writer and former science professor, co-authored...

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Furman hosts annual Church Music Conference

Furman will host its 2015 Church Music Conference on campus Thursday and Friday, Jan. 22 and 23. Guest clinicians for this year's conference are Dan Bara, Professor of Choral Music at the University of Georgia;...

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Check out fall Dean’s List

See who made the Dean’s List for the 2014 fall term. The honor is awarded to full-time undergraduates who earn a grade point average of at least 3.4 during the university’s fall and spring semesters....

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Lt. Gen. Mulholland takes CIA post

Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland, Jr., a 1978 Furman graduate, has been named associate director for military affairs at the CIA. He was previously deputy commander of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force...

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Amplifying voices of the homeless

A homeless entrepreneur in Greenville has teamed up with local writers, Furman students, designers and advisers to develop Bellows Magazine, a street paper that amplifies the voices of the homeless. According to an op-ed in...

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Education department presents Teaching Excellence Awards

[caption id="attachment_15955" align="alignright" width="564"] Dr. Nelly Hecker with award winners Alison Williams, Amy McGreevy, and Alyssa Cameron[/caption] Furman University’s Education Department recently honored three outstanding first-year teachers with the Childers Foundation Teaching Excellence Awards. Alyssa...

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Education majors awarded SCIRA scholarships

Two Furman students were recently selected as recipients of scholarships from the South Carolina State Council of the International Reading Association. [caption id="attachment_15948" align="alignright" width="150"] McKinsey Payne ’15[/caption] Elementary education major McKinsey Payne ’15 was...

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Music and mentorship

Ann Shoemaker ’02 was 12 when she first saw the love of her life. She had a 12-year-old’s reaction. “I had no idea what (a bassoon) was,” she said. “My elementary school band teacher showed...

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Furman music professors in concert Jan. 16

The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Friday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Hosted by Dr. Laura Kennedy, “Small Ensembles” is open to the public, and...

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