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Shi honored with AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award

When President David E. Shi ’73 began elevating sustainability as an essential strategic pillar for Furman University some 25 years ago, the idea drew support – and some skepticism. Several trustees, professors, alumni and students...

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$1 million gift establishes need-based scholarships

Peace Sullivan, a former Furman University trustee, has made a $1 million donation to the university to support the Mary Peace Endowed Scholarship, an endowed fund named for her mother, Mary Peace Sterling, and herself....

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This holiday season, it’s time for the government to stop dictating the food choices of the poor

Ken Kolb, professor and chair of the sociology department at Furman University, has written an opinion piece for TPM. In it, he argues that nutritional assistance programs like SNAP and WIC do little to foster...

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Pushing back on lead ammo and fishing tackle misinformation

Benjamin Haywood, assistant director of the Faculty Development Center at Furman University, was tapped for an article appearing in Environmental Health News. The story describes how organizations like the NRA are waging a misinformation campaign...

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Asha Marie Larson-Baldwin named George J. Mitchell Scholar

The waiting was agonizing for Asha Marie Larson-Baldwin ’22. On the day she would learn whether she had been accepted as one of only 12 class of 2023 George J. Mitchell Scholars, Larson-Baldwin was too...

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Kostadinova ’14 lands mention in Merriam-Webster’s

Evdokiya “Eva” Kostadinova ’14 thought it was a joke. A colleague of Kostadinova’s, Dmitri Orlov, an associate research scientist at the University of California San Diego, sent her a link to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary for...

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D1 college football player Ryan Deluca came out as gay on Instagram

Fifth year senior Ryan Deluca, a Furman University communication studies major and Paladins wide receiver, came out publicly on Instagram. The reaction on social media and elsewhere caught Deluca by surprise. “Almost every single one...

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Sweet dreams are made of this: why dream analysis is flourishing

More REM sleeping hours and fewer alarm clocks during a COVID-19-induced spike in the number of people working from home has contributed to a raft of dream interpreters and online communities dedicated to the same....

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Art in Focus: D’Allesandro’s Pizza mural

When mural painter, funeral home staffer, and bartender Matteo Miles was asked to create art out of a couple of blank walls outside D'Allesandro's Pizza, he needed reinforcements. Enter a crew of Furman University art...

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Have we gotten student success completely backward?

In an article appearing in The Chronicle of Education, Aaron Basko, associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Lynchburg, in Virginia, cites the Gallup-Purdue Index, which lays out “The Big 6 for...

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Professional women are starting to reap benefits of marriage

Lindsay Diehl '22 and Cabot Fowler '23 were trawling for an interesting research project last summer when their economics professor suggested they peruse a national survey of youth. Created by the U.S Bureau of Labor...

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Florida hires Billy Napier as head football coach

The University of Florida football team has a Furman University Paladin at the helm. On Sunday, November 28, the University of Florida announced that Billy Napier, former starting quarterback for Furman and 2003 health and...

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