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SC Democrat Joe Cunningham takes aim at McMaster, announces bid for governor

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Republican Gov. Henry McMaster might be the longest-serving governor in the state of South Carolina if he holds his seat in next year’s gubernatorial election and completes his second full term. But Democratic challenger and former U.S. Representative Joe Cunningham, who announced his candidacy today, says McMaster’s tenure is part of the state’s problems. The Post and Courier spoke to Danielle Vinson ’89, a professor of politics and international affairs at Furman University, about Cunningham’s bid. “It’s an uphill climb because Republicans have locked down this state mostly on social and national issues,” she said. “But Cunningham has done a good job of walking that line.”

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‘Lead bold and thrilling lives’ – Furman celebrates Commencement for the class of 2021

More than 500 students received their degrees in an in-person ceremony in Paladin Stadium.

The Furman bell tower

Students, faculty honored at 2020 and 2021 commencement ceremonies

Students receive awards for scholarship, general culture, participation in college activities and high moral character; faculty receive awards for teaching, advising.

Trude Heller passes away at 98

Namesake of Furman's Heller Service Corps was a long-time servant leader in Greenville.

2021 Senior Spotlight

From graduate school to the Fed to a high-powered law firm position, this year's Senior Spotlight students show us what's possible at Furman.