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 […]

Public Engagement Panel Discussion

Faculty examine Furman’s role in the community

From community volunteerism and internships to educational outreach and research collaborations, Furman impacts the Greenville community through a myriad of endeavors. Those connections are rewarding, enriching and sometimes prickly. But they are all important, according to a panel of four professors who took part in a Tuesday presentation titled “Public Engagement and the University.” “At […]

Live Video Streaming for Inauguration Convocation

Furman will provide live video streaming of the inauguration of its twelfth president, Dr. Elizabeth Davis. Coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 19. The service is provided for free by the Southern Conference Network. Watch the event through the Southern Conference Network​.​​​

03.03.15 media

Internet, mass media impact press-government relations

In today’s world, talk about what goes in our nation’s Capital is common place. But are we really being told everything that takes place in our nation’s capital? On Feb. 24, former host of CNN’s Crossfire and nationally syndicated radio show host Bill Press spoke to a group of about 15 Furman students and faculty members in McEachern Lecture Hall about the relationship between media and politics. The lecture was titled “Political Press: Washington Perspective”.


‘House of Cards’ writer has Furman connection

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