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Becoming a strong candidate for success

William Shelley ’14 wasn’t looking for just any internship last summer, which worked out well because Brad Crone wasn’t look for just any intern. “It’s a working internship. It’s not running the Xerox and going to get coffee. It’s a real, live experience where you’re working with real, live projects with real, live campaigns,” Crone, […]


A golden opportunity

“Go west, young man” is a quaint idea associated with the outdated concept of manifest destiny, but the basic message was the same when Furman art history professor Marie Watkins spoke to Mary Elizabeth Morse ’15 last school year. “So many of our students stay on the east coast or in the South, and I […]


The unfinished business of integration

Desegregation began on South Carolina college campuses in 1963, but integration has not yet been completed, a civil rights pioneer told a Furman University audience Thursday. An Evening with Harvey Gantt, one of a series of events to commemorate 50 years of desegregation at Furman, was a conversation between Ron Cox, a South Carolina historian […]


Ten faculty appointed to endowed professorships

Furman announced this week that 10 faculty members have been appointed to endowed professorships at the university. Four of the new professorships are lifetime appointments, while the other six are for limited terms. Gifts from donors and foundations support 24 endowed lifetime professorships and nine rotating (limited term) professorships at the university.


War and remembrance

Olivia Haase ’15 knew her great, great uncle had died on a World War I battlefield in France. What she didn’t know was how powerful the feelings would be when she saw his nearly century-old grave at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau. “It made it so much more personal for me,” Haase, a health […]


Jesse Jackson spends a few days at Furman

At age 13, long before he became one of America’s foremost leaders for civil rights alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., Greenville native Jesse Jackson dreamed of attending Furman University, earning a degree, and perhaps eventually teaching at the school. That wasn’t possible, however, since Furman didn’t integrate its student population until 1965, a year after […]


Faculty playing larger role in student recruiting

Furman faculty play an integral role in student recruiting. They make telephone calls, attend out-of-town receptions and even invite prospective students and parents into their classrooms. This kind of personal attention makes Furman distinctive and helps boost student yield.


Furman Professors discuss Voting Rights Act

Voter rights have become a hotly debated topic since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to annul a key provision of the Voting Rights Act this past June. Several Furman professors joined the debate Tuesday during a panel presentation in the Trone Student Center.


History professor wins award

Erik Ching, professor of history at Furman University, has won the Alfred B. Thomas Book Award for his book, Modernizing Minds in El Salvador: Education Reform and the Cold War 1960-1980. The book, published in 2012 by University of New Mexico Press, is co-written by Fordham University history professor Héctor Lindo-Fuentes. The Thomas Book Award, presented by the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), is given annually for the best book on a Latin American subject published in the previous year.


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 rumpled legal pad, on the kitchen counter and went to bed. The Civil War ballad titled, “The Other Side of […]