Skip to main content
News

Diversity Officer Michael Jennings moderates “What’s in a Name?”

Furman Chief Diversity Officer Michael Jennings

Furman University Chief Diversity Officer Michael Jennings served as moderator for the Sept. 7 community discussion hosted by The Greenville News, “What’s in a Name?” The discussion raised pros and cons of changing the name of local high school, Wade Hampton, which was named for the Confederate lieutenant general and slave holder.

In addition to Jennings as moderator, panelists included Asha Marie, Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton student who launched a petition to do away with the name, and three Wade Hampton graduates: Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, pastor of Triune Mercy Center; Lynda Leventis-Wells, school board trustee; and Rev. David Taylor, former student body president at the high school. Paul Hyde of the News covered the event, which drew about 100 community members to Hughes Main Library downtown.

Last updated .

More in Public Engagement

University experts should speak out on big issues of the day

Furman's Akan Malici and Paul Thomas, and Clemson's Todd May participated in "Public Responsibility of Scholars" Sept. 21. Paul Hyde of the News has the story.

A perfect fit at Furman

Associate vice president for finance Amy Blackwell is featured in a Q&A. Says Blackwell, "I have been fortunate to spend most of my career at Furman."

‘In necessity all things are common’: Christian ethics and DACA

Furman Religion professor David Fink makes a case for sidestepping the law of the land.

Riley Institute announces finalists for Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

The award celebrates education initiatives which improve the lives of students across South Carolina. Innovate!, Camp iRock, and Make Summer Count are the finalists.