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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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‘The Time is Now’ – Two alumni present keynotes at African American Children and Families Conference

Brianna Burnette and Daniel Hoilett join a slate of keynote speakers at the University of Northern Iowa-hosted virtual conference.

Man in cap at ball park, Sam Spear '09

A gift to remember

David and Debbie Spear establish a fund to enrich the Furman experience for health sciences majors, the chosen field for their son Sam Spear '09.

Joseph Vaughn statue unveiling scheduled April 16

Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, the campus community will be invited to gather, masks on and physically distanced.

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Jackson Pearce ’18 named 2021-2022 Luce Scholar

The Luce Scholars Program is a fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation to bolster the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in America.