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Grading Melania Trump’s Convention Speech

Dr. Aaron Simmons

According to many news reports, Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech sounded a lot like Michelle Obama’s address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Were parts of the speech plagiarized? WYFF-TV asked Furman philosophy professor Aaron Simmons to explain what sort of reaction he would have if one of his students were to turn in work that was so similar to another source.

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‘Lead bold and thrilling lives’ – Furman celebrates Commencement for the class of 2021

More than 500 students received their degrees in an in-person ceremony in Paladin Stadium.

The Furman bell tower

Students, faculty honored at 2020 and 2021 commencement ceremonies

Students receive awards for scholarship, general culture, participation in college activities and high moral character; faculty receive awards for teaching, advising.

Trude Heller passes away at 98

Namesake of Furman's Heller Service Corps was a long-time servant leader in Greenville.

2021 Senior Spotlight

From graduate school to the Fed to a high-powered law firm position, this year's Senior Spotlight students show us what's possible at Furman.