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Welcome to Phi Beta Kappa

The university held induction ceremonies earlier this spring for 66 students who were elected to the nation’s most prestigious academic society.

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Hacking Homelessness

Furman computer science majors developed software solutions for real-world civic problems at 2017 GlobalHack competition in St. Louis.

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.