Diversity Matters

Courtesy of Dr. Alison Trainer
Black Artists Showcased through Furman’s Music Department
Celebrate Black History Month with Furman’s Music Department as they celebrate the works of Black artist’s from dancers to poets and more! Join us on February 22 in Daniel Recital Hall. 
Feb. 18, 2022 | By Macy Petty
José Morales Martinez
Paladin Profile: Community Health in Underserved Communities
José Morales-Martinez ’18 shares his advocacy work after Furman, supporting students in Greenville County School system through a non-profit SC organization.
Feb. 17, 2022 | By Mia Freeman
Furman News
Reflections on Joseph Vaughn Day
On Jan. 28, the Furman Community gathered to honor the first Black student to attend Furman. This event reminded me to reflect on our past and celebrate Black history beyond the month of February.
Feb. 10, 2022 | By Soukeyna Pitroipa
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Staffing Changes to Center for Inclusive Communities
Following departure of Director of the CIC, Deborah Allen, Connie Carson announces further personnel changes and plans for the Spring semester.
Feb. 04, 2022 | By Helena Aarts
Furman News
The Music Department’s Response to “Black @ Furman” Instagram Posts  
In 2020, @BlackatFurmanUni shared experiences of racism within the Furman community. The Department of Music shares the result of their investigation following posts indicating discrimination by music faculty.
Jan. 31, 2022 | By Reilly Murtaugh
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Say My Name: Strategies for Respect and a FUSAB Event
I do not expect people to automatically know how to pronounce names in other languages, but a conscious effort is a sign of respect.
Jan. 19, 2022 | By Soukeyna Pitroipa
Katelyn Powell
Departmental Actions to Meet Strategic Diversity Plan
The SDP was shared with the community in early 2021 and provided overarching institutional goals. In a series of presentations last summer, University departments shared specific actions to meet the SDP goals.
Dec. 01, 2021 | By Emma Johnston
Katelyn Powell
Protest on Campus: Student Response to Racial Bias Incidents
Following the recent appearance of white nationalist stickers and defacement of BLM flags, student leaders led a protest on the Joseph Vaughn Plaza.
Nov. 22, 2021 | By Reilly Murtaugh
Tom Keith Lynching Memorial Marker Unveiled On University Property
Mr. Keith was lynched by a white mob near Roe Ford Road on August 16, 1899.
Nov. 22, 2021 | By Price St. Clair
Racial Reckoning Revisits Campus with Bias Incidents
Defaced BLM flags and white nationalist stickers found on campus lead University to offer $1,000 reward for information.
Nov. 19, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
First-Year Student Harmed by Anti-LGBTQIA+ Bias Incidents
“I felt unsafe. This felt like I was being targeted,” explained the first-year student who experienced the bias incidents.
Nov. 15, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Director of the Center for Inclusive Communities Leaving Furman
Deborah Allen, inaugural director of the CIC, is leaving Furman. Learn more about why she is leaving, her accomplishments while at Furman, and what she hopes for our community moving forward in her absence.
Oct. 27, 2021 | By Reilly Murtaugh
Furman Justice Forum Makes Stance on Joseph Vaughn Plaza
Furman Justice Forum’s latest event makes bold claims about the state of race relations at Furman University.
Oct. 21, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Campus Inclusion and the Importance of Furman’s International Student Community
Perhaps most meaningful, there are mixed thoughts among the international students about community inclusion at Furman.
Oct. 13, 2021 | By Emma Johnston
Paladin Profile: Prostheses, Orthoses, and Disability Advocacy
Lydia Morris ’20 is using skills and experiences gained during her time at Furman to advance disability advocacy for individuals who use prostheses and orthoses.
Oct. 07, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Shifting Administration: Ken Peterson and Michael Jennings Transition to Faculty Positions
Since August, both the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost (Peterson) and Chief Diversity Officer (Jennings) have transitioned from positions in Administration to faculty positions. President Davis shared her perspective.
Oct. 05, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Mental Health for Students of Color: Statistics, Stigma, & Support on Campus
To combat mental health disparities for minority racial and ethnic students, Furman students must utilize safe spaces on campus. Learn more about Barbershop, a weekly support for students of color through the Counseling Center.
Sept. 30, 2021 | By Soukeyna Pitroipa
The Return of AKA: Significance, Service, & Sisterhood
“AKA is a legacy of intelligent, strong African American women choosing to undertake a lifelong bond and commitment to not only each other, but to serving our communities and university.”
Sept. 20, 2021 | By Emma Johnston
Rosh Hashanah
Members of Jewish Student Alliance of Furman were able to celebrate Rosh Hashanah together this year. Learn more about the holiday and how students at Furman celebrated Jewish New Year.
Sept. 10, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Building Community through the Inaugural Furman University POC Picnic Social
This POC Picnic Social will provide a foundation for building community, connecting with potential mentors, and building lifelong friendships to enrich your Furman experience.  
Sept. 01, 2021 | By Abby Magoola
A Different Message at Convocation: Reconciliation with History, Building Community
From renaming Furman Hall and Clarke Murphy Housing Complex, to new advice from President Davis and Student Body President Asha Marie, this year’s Opening Convocation ceremony looked different than previous years.
Aug. 30, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
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