Paladins run the show

Fresh off their second straight Southern Conference titles, the Paladin men’s and women’s teams will compete in the Southeast Regional Championships on Nov. 14 in Louisville, Ky. There are nine regional meets, and the top two finishers in each earn automatic bids to the NCAA Championships to be held Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. Thirteen schools also receive at-large bids.


Counselor Travel

Every fall, our admission counselors hit the road to meet with prospective students and their families. Our counselors attend college fairs, host admission receptions, and have one-on-one conversations with you. To find out when we’ll be in your area, visit our counselor travel page.

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Is Europe in trouble?

In Europe, a strong-armed leader, perceiving weakness among Western allies, moves to take over a smaller, weaker country. The economy is stagnant.  Political strife is rampant. Far right political parties promote hatred against minority groups. Sound familiar? “It looks a whole lot like 1926 and 1936,” says political science professor Brent Nelson, Ph.D. Yet it also […]


Math & the Mouse

Kate Causey ’17 has always wanted to pursue a career in mathematics. But she didn’t fully appreciate the number of opportunities in her chosen field until she met the world’s most famous mouse. Causey was one of 12 students to participate in the “Math and the Mouse” May Experience, a three-week course that took the […]

Trent Pannell, Turner Morches, Richard Budd and Derek Jones are seniors on the Furman Team.

Paladins to open at UGa Saturday

The Furman Rugby team will launch the fall season Saturday with contests against the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. The team, coming off third-place finishes in both 15s and 7s last year in the 12-member Southern Rugby Conference, lost only two starters to graduation. The squad is composed 8 freshmen, 8 sophomores, 5 juniors […]


Math and the Mouse

Nothing kills a family vacation like waiting in line for an amusement park ride. The good news: There might be a mathematical solution. For the “Math and the Mouse” May Experience course, Furman’s math department took 12 students to Disney World’s Epcot to study the park’s waiting lines, ride times and distances between attractions. Their […]

Focused, collaborative: Elizabeth Davis era begins at Furman

Carl Kohrt ’65, who served as Interim President in 2013-14, has provided a smooth transition for incoming President Elizabeth Davis. Although by now she has visited the campus many times, this week is the official beginning of Elizabeth Davis’s tenure as Furman University’s president. She is the twelfth leader in the school’s history. Since the […]


Furman alum appointed Prime Minister of Finland

Read Greenville News article Alexander Stubb, a 1993 Furman University graduate who formerly served as Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, was recently appointed Finnish prime minister. He and his government were sworn in June 24 at a ceremony held at the presidential palace in Helsinki. Stubb succeeds former prime minister, Jyrki Katainen, […]


Everybody’s All-American

By Ron Wagner, Contributing Writer Clint Dempsey’s relentless climb up soccer’s ladder has been as tenacious as it has been unlikely. His days of topping himself appear to be nearing an end, however—but don’t worry. This isn’t the story of a fading star realizing his declining skills have carried him as far as he can […]


Blogging for the National Review

Andrew Smith, a rising senior from Brentwood, Tenn., is spending his summer doing some work at the National Review. He has been helping with the blogs of writers Reihan Salam and Patrick Brennan, and Smith had his own blog post go live this week. Smith, a double major in Political Science and Economics, will be contributing on a semi-regular basis to the “Agenda,” a regular feature recapping the big policy news and stories of a given day. Read the blog post.