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.
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.
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.
Furman Looks to the Future with Gender-Neutral Housing
Conversations have begun between student groups and President Davis about gender-neutral housing options for students.
Silent With a Purpose: Quiet Activism on Campus
The Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration to protect the discrimination and harassment faced by LGBTQ students schools.
More Than a Statue: The Light of Vaughn’s Legacy
The Joseph Vaughn Plaza serves as a reminder that I am capable of succeeding in an environment in which I am different, just as Vaughn did.
Innovative Assistive Resources on Campus
SOAR works to create an accommodative environment on campus by removing barriers. Here are some of their innovations:
The Man Behind the Statue
Remembering Joseph Vaughn’s life and legacy.
Native American Representation and Recognition at Furman
Native American alumna, professor, and current student share their experiences at Furman.
Gospel Music: Why It Matters & How You Can Learn More
Furman University Gospel Ensemble provides community and support for African American students through the tradition of gospel music.
Learning From Our Past: The Start of the Task Force on Slavery and Justice
In 2016, Marian Baker ’17 argued why Furman must acknowledge its ties to slavery. Here’s how her opinion changed the University forever.
Autism Awareness Day: A Student Perspective
Amanda Cameron ’21 shares her experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome, and ways Furman students could support individuals with ASD.
DREAM Returns to Furman
SOAR is bringing back Disability Rights, Education, Activation, and Mentorship, which welcomes both students with disabilities and allies.
How Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Extends the Lessons of Women’s History Month past March.
Furman’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department expands the challenges and triumphs of women beyond Women’s History Month.
Furman’s Canceled ESL Program: Why We Should Bring It Back
Last year, Furman discontinued its English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Here’s why we should reinstate it.
Representation in SGA: Challenges, Triumphs, & Progress
This SGA executive election was especially controversial, and resulted in Furman’s first Black SBP and SBVP to serve in the same term.
Coming Out: What You May Not Realize
Any queer person will tell you that you never come out just once - in every new environment, you have to come out all over again.
Madam C. J. Walker & Misrepresentation: A Conversation with Furman Justice Forum
Netflix’s ‘Self-Made’ exemplifies how dramatization in media can harm the legacies of historical figures, such as Madam C. J. Walker.
COVID-19 & Campus Religious Practices
COVID-19 has caused many religious groups to get creative with their worship, but many Furman organizations have risen to the challenge.
How @BlackatFurmanUni Influenced my College Decision
As a high school senior, @BlackatFurmanUni prompted me to consider whether Furman could provide the safe and inclusive community I sought.
The Lasting Legacy of Purim: a Jewish Story That Shapes Generations
A common sentiment of Jewish holidays is “they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.” Purim is no exception.
Furman Grapples with Historical Role of Slavery
Dr. Brandon Inabinet hopes to emphasize how universities acknowledging their history with racism and slavery can improve inclusion.
President Davis Asserts “Need to Remove Barriers” with Strategic Diversity Plan
President Davis stressed the need for understanding barriers to success for underrepresented members of our community.
Celebrating the Lunar New Year
COVID-19 prevents many of the customary celebrations, but that isn’t stopping some students from having small, safe gatherings.
AEI Invites You to Think About D&I Differently
Furman’s AEI Executive Council is encouraging students to think about D&I in new ways.