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Moving and learning work well together

Research by Dr. Julian Reed has shown that physically active children have greater academic performance, academic achievement and enhanced cognition compared to their less active peers.

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Here Comes the Sun

Jeff Redderson explains how Furman's $1.7 million solar facility will reduce the university’s energy costs and bring its solar power production to the maximum allowed under state law.

Brexit and Everything After

Shortly after the UK voted to exit the EU, Furman political science professor Brent Nelsen talked about the Brexit vote, Britain’s place in the world and the future of the European project.

Gil Allen Furman

The Final Days of Great American Shopping

In a new collection of stories, retired Furman English professor Gilbert Allen writes about America’s obsession with money, mass marketing and material objects.

A New Director for the Shi Center

Weston Dripps became director of the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability on May 1. We asked Dr. Dripps to talk about his new role and his vision for the university’s sustainability efforts.

The GPA Arms Race

Computer science professor Chris Healy and former Duke professor Stuart Rojstaczer have studied grade inflation in America for nearly a decade. We asked Dr. Healy to talk about his research.

The Truth About Brain Games

Early this year, the company that created the Lumosity “brain training” program agreed that it “preyed on consumers’ fears about age-related cognitive decline.” That came as no surprise to Furman psychology professor Gil Einstein.

Donald Trump

2016 Presidential Race Comes to South Carolina

How important are the South Carolina primaries to the 2016 presidential race? South Carolina is usually important, but given the complete muddle in both parties coming out of Iowa and New Hampshire, the state is particularly important this year. On the Republican side, South Carolina is a microcosm of the Republican Party, so the state […]

Hillary Clinton

From Iowa to New Hampshire: Professor Guth Looks at 2016 Presidential Election

In your opinion, who were the winners and losers in Monday’s Iowa caucuses? The real impact was on the Republican side, where Donald Trump’s high poll ratings did not translate into actual support at the caucuses. Senator Cruz, on the other hand, showed that his organization in Iowa was every bit as extensive and motivated […]