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Commutes for Greenville residents growing longer

If it feels as though commute time is getting longer in Greenville, it really is. According to 2017 Census Bureau data, Greenvillians are spending about four minutes more getting to and from work than they did the year before. Furman Assistant Professor of Sociology Amy Jonason helps explain why in an article appearing in the […]

College students and credit cards

Furman Business Professor Tom Smythe talks about the pros and cons of college students having a credit card in their own name in a Q & A for Wallet Hub.

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It’s the ‘Year of the Woman’ in politics, but which side will that help?

Furman Politics and International Affairs Professor Danielle Vinson weighs in on a story appearing in The Columbus Dispatch. The piece explores what the ‘Year of the Woman’ in politics will mean for women voters and women running for Congress. Said Vinson, “[The Supreme Court confirmation hearing] has the potential to activate women in some ways […]

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South Carolina wildlife officials consider new hunting rule to keep deadly deer disease at bay

Chronic wasting disease isn’t just bad for the animals it infects, it can also affect the very ecosystems on which the animals depend. CWD disease is a contagious, neurological illness affecting deer, elk, and moose populations throughout North America, according to a report in Greenville Journal. While South Carolina wildlife populations have been spared, state Department […]

Memory’s surprising role in child death trials

Furman University psychology professor Gil Einstein goes on record in The Crime Report about a form of forgetting that leads to tragic consequences. Einstein and fellow researcher Mark McDaniel say that the act of unintentionally leaving a child in a vehicle isn’t about bad parenting. Rather, it’s a catastrophic failure of prospective memory–the part of […]

South Carolina holds back about 354 third-graders who struggle to read

Furman Education Professor Paul Thomas is quoted in a Post and Courier story about more than 350 South Carolina third-graders who were held back because of reading deficiencies. “Three hundred and fifty-four students retained is still 354 too many,” Thomas said. “As long as we use tests as our primary or sometimes sole indicator on what […]

Overturning Roe v. Wade would send issue back to states

With President Donald Trump’s nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, speculation swirls around the prospect of overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions. Furman University Professor of Politics and International Affairs […]

A closer look at the economy

At the start of 2018, Furman Business and Accounting Professor Thomas Smythe spoke with GSA Business about what the economy would hold in 2018. The publication checked back with him in July for a mid-year update.

Walking the balance transfer tightrope

Jonathan Handy, an assistant professor of business and accounting at Furman, speaks with WalletHub about balance transfer credit cards and how to avoid the mistakes that can happen when using them.