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Beth Pontari Named VP of Academic Affairs and Provost

Pontari was a key leader in developing The Furman Advantage and the underlying Pathways Program. She started her career at Furman in 2001 as an assistant professor of psychology. Her new role begins May. 1.

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Furman to open Taco Bell Tower in iconic landmark

Taco Bell Tower will integrate traditional taco tastes into The Furman Advantage, creating academic and occupational opportunities for students while keeping it fresh.

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How Furman turned a culture into an asset

LearningWell magazine chronicled the creation of The Furman Advantage, starting with the recognition that providing students with engaged learning opportunities was regular, and rare.

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President Davis Receives Contract Extension through 2030

President Davis has led the implementation of The Furman Advantage, the Pathways Program and On Discourse, and is currently steering the university through its largest fundraising campaign.

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The Duke Endowment Celebrates a Century of Philanthropy, including another $25 million to Furman

The Duke Endowment has launched a yearlong celebration of a century of philanthropic giving throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. The Endowment has donated $77.5 million to Furman for The Furman Advantage.

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Math takes alumna from Disney to Cirque du Soleil

Courtney Brown '20 has taken her math skills and love of the entertainment world to one of the most well-known, premier circuses — Cirque du Soleil.

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Clearly Furman raises $133.5 million for scholarships, academics and teaching

Furman’s alumni and friends have provided $133.5 million in support of student scholarships, academic programs and teaching excellence through Clearly Furman, the Campaign for Our Third Century, the university’s historic comprehensive campaign, which concludes in...

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Furman rejoins the Fair Labor Association

Students pressed for the university’s membership to an organization that seeks greater transparency and accountability on behalf of workers worldwide.

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Furman acquires ‘Poems,’ the ‘crowning jewel’ of teaching collection

Furman has acquired a first-edition copy of Phillis Wheatley’s “Poems,” published in 1773. It is the first book by an African American, the first book by an African American woman and the first book of...

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In Cambodia, health care and ‘the human side of people’

During a May Experience to Cambodia, students shadowed clinicians, attended classes, kept observation journals and produced a paper comparing the health care systems.

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