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Furman employs ‘lambscaping’ team to maintain solar farm

Four ewes and eight lambs tackle a growing problem at Furman's six-acre solar farm.

Local sheep farmer Steve Wood hesitated before coming to Furman with his idea of offering his sheep to help maintain hard-to-reach areas under solar panels at the university’s six-acre solar farm. In a piece by Greenville Journal’s Andrew Moore, Wood said, “I figured the university would think I was crazy.” But Furman’s Assistant Vice President of Facilities & Campus Services Jeff Redderson thought it was a great idea and approached Furman’s Shi Center with the possibility. Twelve sheep later, Furman is revamping the way it takes care of grass at the property.

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Coronavirus updates

News about how the coronavirus is impacting Furman's study away programs is being updated regularly.

Taylor Griffin '22

Taylor Griffin ’22 awarded prestigious Army internship

Griffin is the third-ranked cadet out of 91 in the Paladin Battalion.

Emily Esfahani Smith

Cothran Center book club registration deadline is May 27

Four sessions will focus on "The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed With Happiness"

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Furman Implements Furloughs, Discontinues Baseball and Men’s Lacrosse

The university, which plans to reopen for in-person instruction in the fall, is taking these actions and others to address the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.