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No joke: Using humor in class is harder when learning is remote

Scott Henderson, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Education

Educators everywhere have found out the hard way that incorporating humor in the online classroom is a tough nut to crack. Scott Henderson, an education professor at Furman University, takes a look at humor in the virtual college world in an article he wrote for The Conversation. Drawing on experiences of Furman faculty, alumni educators and others, he unpacks five reasons why jokes tend to fall flat amid a sea of remote, masked students.

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What we can learn from Native American politics

Danielle Vinson, professor of politics and international affairs, explains the relevance of treaties between Native American tribes and nations and the U.S. government.

Ian McPherson '23 delivers Giving Tree boxes.

Gallery: Fall Day of Service

The first Heller Service Corps Fall Day of Service showed Furman’s commitment to the community.

Petal prowess: Oconee bell wildflowers might be one giant organism

Ashley Morris and her biology students are studying whether or not all the Oconee bell wildflowers are actually one genetically identical organism.

Gavin George ’25

A grand passion

Gavin George ’25 hopes his passion for music can harmonize with his pre-med studies at Furman.