The comeback kid

Kadarron “KD” Anderson ’12 wasn’t your typical Furman football player. For one thing, he was really, really good—first-team All-America good. For another, he grew up in the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home in Greenwood, S.C., alongside more than a hundred other kids facing the world with their backs against the wall. A Furman athletic scholarship was […]

Education by design

Furman offers more than 40 majors, which may sound like a lot—especially if your graduation year begins with a 19. But in an ever-more-complex world, they barely scratch the surface of possible futures for a college freshman in 2015. There are nearly 1,500 academic programs available to undergraduates, and while places like the University of […]

Live Video Streaming for Commencement

Furman will provide live video streaming of its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015. Coverage begins at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. The service is provided for free by the Southern Conference Network. Watch the event through the Southern Conference Network​.​​​


“Dins Day” a success

Furman University teamed up with alumni, parents and friends from around the world on April 28 to celebrate all things Furman and raise nearly $828,000 in gifts and pledges from 1,543 donors. April 28 was the last day of classes for students and “Dins Day” was a 24-hour celebration where members of the Furman community […]


Clarke to join Paladins

Aidan Clarke, a standout member of the Staples Rugby Team (Westport, CT), has accepted a rugby scholarship and will enroll at Furman in the fall. Clarke, son of Ron and Susan Clarke, began playing rugby in 2012. He has played prop, hooker and performed some spot duty as scrum half for Staples who are 2-0 […]


Greco to join Paladins

Robbie Greco, a senior at Uppingham School in England who has played rugby for 11 years, has accepted a Furman rugby scholarship and will be a Paladin this fall. Greco, 6’1, 215, is a prop and played on Uppingham’s First XV this fall. He joins Matty Newman, a rising sophomore, as the second English player […]

Fuel Furman

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.

Robert Lupton

“Toxic Charity” author to deliver Good Lecture April 7

Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity and founder of FCS Urban Ministries in Atlanta, will deliver the Peggy and Ed Good Lecture at Furman Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Chapel. Lupton’s talk, “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help and How to Reverse It,” is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection at Furman. The lecture was rescheduled after Lupton’s February visit to campus was cancelled due to bad weather.

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.”

Dani Rodnik

Economics, ideas and interests

The role of ideas in political economics helps explain why a vested interest of an elite class is not always the explanation for issues such as the dual-track reforms in China in the 1970s and 1980s or the democratization in South Africa after Apartheid, said Dr. Dani Rodrik. Rodrik, a renowned expert on political economy […]