Furman listed among top “green colleges”

Furman is listed in the new 2015 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges, a guidebook providing information about the most environmentally responsible “green colleges.” The newest edition of the guidebook profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities.

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FUEL Furman Fundraising Concludes

The third year of FUEL Furman: Ignite the Fire, Fuel the Future officially concluded on April 3. Nearly 80 donors participated with gifts ranging from $5 to $1,000. In total, supporters gave close to $8,500, more than doubling the amount raised for student projects in 2014. Even if a group was unable to reach their total fundraising goal, all projects were designed to be scalable and funds will be put to use immediately.

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Art by Class of 2015 on display in Thompson Gallery

Art by 11 Furman seniors will be on display through May 9 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on campus. One Screw Loose is a collection of works based on the artists’ own experiences. Using mixed media and mixed processes, the artists capture personal struggles, childhood memories, and harmony with nature among other themes.


Reaching out to grandmothers

When Furman student Christina Sturgeon met Ginny Simmons in an elevator at The Woodlands, a nearby retirement community, you could say it was a grandmother-granddaughter connection at first sight. That was the start of their relationship as part of the Adopt-A-Grandparent/Adopt-A-Grandchild program that Sturgeon started with residents at The Woodlands. Sturgeon, a freshman from Maryland, […]


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 […]


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 […]

President Elizabeth Davis

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 […]

President Elizabeth Davis

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.”

Nancy Cantor

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 […]


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.