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Going High Tech in the South

Brooks Buffington '13 talks about getting Yik Yak off the ground and discusses the challenges facing entrepreneurs.

The GPA Arms Race

Computer science professor Chris Healy and former Duke professor Stuart Rojstaczer have studied grade inflation in America for nearly a decade. We asked Dr. Healy to talk about his research.

Scantron Test

Why Do Tests Matter?

Furman computer science professor Chris Healy's research is cited in a new report on grade inflation.

Furman student Sam Hill

Setting sail to study one of Earth’s last coral wildernesses

Sam Hill ’16 didn’t see as many neighbors as he’d hoped during his 1,600-mile summer sailing trip. “From Hawaii to the equator, there was nothing but a turtle and a pod of whales,” said Hill, a computer science major from Richmond, Va. As part of an eight-week Sea Education Association program, “Protecting the Phoenix Islands,” […]

Faculty, staff receive grants from ACS

Nine Furman faculty and staff members have received grants from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), an organization serving 16 nationally ranked liberal arts institutions. ACS Faculty Development Grants are funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Woodruff Foundation. The grants support projects that develop method rather than content, have a direct impact on student learning and assessment of that learning, and help increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of a liberal arts education.

Duke Endowment awards grant to Support Student Scholarships

Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.

Professor Allen to speak on “Robot Revolution?” Wednesday at High Noon

Some experts believe that highly developed robotic devices can be a positive addition to our lives. Others suggest that intelligent machines could be an imminent threat to humanity. Either way, robots that can perform human tasks are only going to become more ubiquitous as we move further into the 21st century. Furman computer science professor Tom Allen will talk about where robotics is today and what we can reasonably expect in the near future when he speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Oct. 14 at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

Furman celebrates beginning of new school year

More than 1,400 faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the Greenville community gathered in McAlister Auditorium Thursday as Furman celebrated the beginning of the 2015-16 school year with its annual fall convocation. In addition to the address by education professor Scott Henderson, the university awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to trustee Robert Buckman, presented the Richard Furman Baptist Heritage Award to Rev. James Russell Dean II ‘86, and introduced the five seniors who were named Furman Fellows for the current academic year.