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One of the South’s best

According to the 2017 Forbes rankings, Furman University is listed among the “Top 25 Colleges in the South.” Furman, which was ranked No. 16, is the only South Carolina school to make the just-released list.

According to the magazine, the Forbes “Top Colleges” ranking places “its focus solely on the direct benefits a college or university provides its students. Favoring output over input, we eschew common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment and freshmen SAT scores—numbers that say far more about a school’s “prestige” than its actual effectiveness—and instead favor variables like alumni salary, graduation rate and student satisfaction.”

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Percussion Ensemble in concert Oct. 28

The hour-long performance showcases a wide range of contemporary music. It takes place Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $5.

An essential to understanding

Jedidiah Anderson, a visiting assistant professor, is teaching Furman’s first-ever Arabic class, focusing on Shami, the dialect spoken in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories.

Furman faculty present chamber music Nov. 2

Nine faculty members will perform a diverse program of Romantic music by Richard Wagner, Gabriel Fauré, Edvard Grieg, Kurt Atterburg and Paul Richards.

Furman Chorales and Singers in concert Oct. 24

The concert of traditional choral repertoire is conducted by Hugh Ferguson Floyd, Vivian Hamilton and Rusty Keesler.