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Furman reaches for the STARS and grabs the gold

Sustainability is a word that’s bandied about so much around college campuses that it loses its meaning. How exactly does one know if a campus is truly implementing best practices for sustainability? AASHE holds the answer in its STARS program, a transparent, self-rating system which is the most widely recognized report card in the world […]

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Building on a legacy of courage and compassion

What is next for Furman? For almost 190 years, through good times and bad, the university has routinely asked itself that question. As Furman’s newest president, Dr. Elizabeth Davis realizes that question hasn’t lost its power. In an op-ed for The Greenville News, President Davis looks forward, wanting to make sure Furman can remain relevant […]

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Beyond the campus walls and into the community

Furman President Elizabeth Davis used her inaugural address on March 19 to lay out her vision for the university to step further beyond its campus walls and into the community. It’s time to rethink what “engaged learning” is about in a world where students are searching to become even more engaged by volunteering and solving […]

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Elizabeth Davis installed as Furman’s 12th President

In a ceremony awash with tradition, color and splendor, Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D., was installed as Furman’s 12th President March 19 in McAlister Auditorium. Themes of renewal, tradition and community echoed throughout the 1,850-seat auditorium filled with special guests, trustees, alumni and members of the University community. “Presidential inaugurations have not occurred very often in the life of this institution,” said Trustee Chair Robert Hill Jr. ’83. “So it is with a keen sense of history that we gather to celebrate the formal installation of President Davis.”

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Building ‘a community of experts’

Quantifying the importance of a school’s engagement with its surrounding community can be difficult from a numbers standpoint. Not, however, from a common sense and moral one, according to Nancy Cantor, Ph.D., Chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark and a distinguished leader in higher education. Furman is “inextricably intertwined” with Greenville she told a Shaw Hall audience […]

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FUEL Furman brings student-driven projects to life

The average college student is full of “what ifs” and “I wish.” Part of the journey of exploration and self- discovery is fraught with these kinds of ultimate questions. While the world is full of obstacles to achieving the seemingly impossible or, at the very least, the highly difficult, occasionally an opportunity arises for a breakthrough.
That is the essence of a program called FUEL Furman, a crowdfunding platform created in partnership with the offices of development and student life.

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Brandon Tensley ’12 named Henry Luce Scholar

Brandon Tensley, a 2012 graduate of Furman University, is one of 18 young adults from across the nation selected as a 2015-2016 Henry Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholars Program is a prestigious fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society by providing immersive living and working experiences in one of 15 Asian countries or regions.

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Tensley named Henry Luce Scholar

Furman alumnus Brandon Tensley ’12 is one of 18 young adults from across the nation selected as a 2015-2016 Henry Luce Scholar. The Luce Scholars Program is a prestigious fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society by providing immersive living […]

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Historic leadership for a historic university

On March 19, Elizabeth Davis will be inaugurated as Furman’s 12th president. She officially began her duties as the university’s president on July 1, 2014 after coming from Baylor University, where she spent 22 years on the accounting faculty and rose to the position of Executive Vice President and Provost. On the eve of Dr. Davis’ inauguration, where the Board of Trustees will formally confer upon her the oath of office, she was subject of a feature story in the March 2015 issue of Greenville Business Magazine. Click the headline to read the story.

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Davis to guest conduct Singers’ closing concert

The Furman University Singers will conclude their spring tour with two concerts Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. As part of the presidential inauguration festivities taking place that week, Furman President Elizabeth Davis will lead the Singers in the piece, “Brown Eyes,” during the March 16 performance. The CLP performances by the 90-voice ensemble are part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets, available online and at the door, are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.