Skip to main content

Muslim-Americans helped to build this country


Furman Professor of Politics and International Affairs Akan Malici and Associate Professor of Religion Alfons Teipen contribute a guest column in The Greenville News about the impact of Muslim-Americans on the United States. They point out that Muslims have been part of our culture since the transatlantic slave trade, with some estimating that as many as 20 percent of slaves were of Muslim heritage. In the column they say, “One would hope that our leaders would return to the wisdom of some of our founding fathers, exhibiting a greater respect for religion and an earnest desire to learn more about the traditions of Muslim-Americans.” The faculty members write the piece ahead of Furman’s Islam Awareness week, which begins Oct. 22.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Last updated .

Pride is personal and political for alumnus Tensley

In a Q&A, Brandon Tensley '12 talks about coming out at Furman, celebrating Pride Month and political issues he's covered related to LGBTQ rights.

It’s a wrap: Strategic design master’s students shine in package refresh competition

Four Master of Arts in Strategic Design candidates reimagine a legacy package for The Coca-Cola Company.

Graduate student Allyn Wiggins M’22 (left) works with Augi during the Literacy Corner program.

In Literacy Corner, ‘the curriculum is the children’

Literacy Corner links grad students with community kids for a monthlong exploration of the wonder of words

Bright futures, big city: Dins take on NYC for Career Treks

The Malone Center for Career Engagement organized the treks, which gave students the chance to explore the fields of finance and communications.