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Heading South to college

Miles Lerner (in uniform), who graduated in May, celebrates one of the Furman rugby team's many victories this past season.

Four years ago, as a resident of Edina, Minn., Mark Lerner often found himself “explaining, even defending,” his son’s choice to attend college in the South. But four years later, Miles Lerner graduated from Furman University with a degree in economics and, his father writes, “a college experience as rich and rewarding as any parent could hope for.” In a column for the Sun Current in Eden Prairie, Minn., Mr. Lerner writes about his son’s time at Furman, which included playing on the rugby team, and how the entire family developed a special appreciation for the Carolinas.

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