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2020: The Year in Review

Furman's Bell Tower.

Amid the challenges, 2020 also brought us countless moments of joy, discovery and community – from learning and gathering virtually to getting out the vote to giving back. While students realized The Furman Advantage in all its forms, Furman athletics adapted to new pandemic rules, alumni and friends found novel ways to create community, and the Seeking Abraham project continued to help the university better understand and learn from its past. The 2020 Year in Review tells the story of the past year through some of our most memorable images.


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Katie Kelly

Education department blogs land on list of most read in 2020

Associate Professor Katie Kelly and adjunct instructor Marie Havran M'12 pen pieces that were among the International Literacy Association's The Top 10 Most Read Literacy Now Blog Posts of 2020.

Artist rendering of the Joseph Vaughn Plaza that will be installed on the front steps of the Duke Library

Joseph Vaughn Day public event postponed

Furman will find other ways to celebrate Joseph Vaughn on Jan. 29 while postponing a statue unveiling until later in the semester

Class of 2020 Millennium Fellows graduate

Fourteen Furman students from diverse backgrounds and majors graduate in the class of 2020.

Furman leads study into trail accessibility for low-income populations

Despite the growth of walking and biking trails, more research is needed to help them be equitably accessible.