Nelsen quoted in USA Today about Paris attacks, study away

Recent Paris terror attacks have refocused attention on emergency plans as they relate to study away programs. Furman Political Science professor Brent Nelsen says pieces of an emergency plan came together after 9/11, “ … but you tend to drift if something hasn’t happened in a while.” At the behest of university officials, Furman students […]


President Davis featured in magazine article

Read Q&A with President Elizabeth Davis In a wide-ranging interview with Black Box Magazine, Furman President Elizabeth Davis talked about everything from growing up in New Orleans and playing in a band with Wynton Marsalis to what it means to be Furman’s first female president. She also discussed her views on the cost and value […]

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For the birds

With the changing seasons come mass migrations of bird populations. Unfortunately, many birds perish during their travels when they collide with glass buildings. During the day, birds are unable to distinguish between reflection and real sky; and at night, birds mistake lights in buildings for stars, which help them navigate. Furman sophomore and biology student […]

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Community, Coats and Cops

When headlines report what seems like daily clashes between police and the public, it’s refreshing to see a whole other side of law enforcement that may not make the nightly news. For their Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) project, Furman’s Assistant VP for Student Development Neil Jamerson teamed with Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Public […]


Find Your Passion in Serving

In the Heller Service Corps, there are approximately 1,200 Furman students working all year long with more than 60 agencies in the Greenville community. From serving as mentors to at-risk students to helping adults overcome language barriers, there is no shortage of opportunities for Furman’s students to get involved in meaningful service projects in the […]

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PE is good for brain and brawn

Conventional wisdom tells us that exercise married with good eating habits leads to overall better health. Maybe not so apparent is the impact exercise has on thinking and problem solving. Six years ago, Furman health sciences professor Dr. Julian A. Reed teamed with Legacy Charter School in Greenville on a long-term study of its students […]

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Malici sounds off on campaign tough talk

Amid the 24/7 sound bites spewing across the airwaves from presidential hopefuls are words like “we need the strongest military on the face of the planet,” or those from Republican front-runner Donald Trump who says he wants our military “so big and so strong and so great” that “we’re never going to have to use […]


Adopting a grandparent at Furman

Adjusting to the lack of family connection in everyday life can be rough transition for many college students living away from home. To help students maintain that family connection while away at school, Furman sophomore Christina Sturgeon has created a program in which students can “adopt” a grandparent—allowing student and grandparent to form true relationships. […]


Alum Alexander Stubb talks about European integration

In an Oct. 7 speech at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, former Finland Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said his interest in European integration began in a classroom at Furman University in the 1980s. Stubb, a 1993 Furman graduate, currently serves as Finland’s Minister of Finance and is Governor of the European Investment Bank. […]

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The Berlin Wall revisited

2012 Furman University political science and German major Brandon Tensley attempts to uncover the root causes of xenophobia among people from former East Germany. In a piece he wrote for the Washington Post, Tensley teases out whether or not xenophobia may be attributed to Germany’s communist past. Tensley is a 2015-2016 Luce Scholar in Thailand. […]