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Several Furman professors and students fear the partnership will decrease diversity and further the university's reputation as being elitist. Read more.
Furman University has taken over day to day operations of the Upcountry History Museum after finalizing an agreement with the museum on Feb. 1. The museum board will maintain ownership of the building and current exhibits.Read more.

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    Furman Partnership with Christ Church Episcopal School Prompts Questions

    Furman University and Christ Church Episcopal School (CCES) have formed a partnership that will provide scholarships for Christ Church graduating seniors to attend Furman and a tuition discount for Furman faculty and staff to send their children to Christ Church. Several Furman professors and students fear the partnership will decrease diversity and further the university's reputation as being elitist.

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    University to Run Upcountry History Museum

    Furman University has taken over day to day operations of the Upcountry History Museum after finalizing an agreement with the museum on Feb. 1. The museum board will maintain ownership of the building and current exhibits.

      The university is now responsible for employing museum personnel and has begun the search for a new director of the museum.  

  • New Concentrations to be Added to Course Catalog Next Year

    When the 2012-2013 course catalog is released in March, students will see several new classes added to it. They will also see two new concentrations being offered to students: Film Studies and Arts Administration.

      For a concentration to be approved, a proposal must first be presented to all participating departments. The Arts Administration concentration, for example, is the product of the Music and Business departments.

    From there, the proposal is sent to the Academic Policies Committee, a group comprised of professors in several different departments and two students, which either approves or disapproves it.  

  • Departments Hiring Additional Faculty

    Next year there will be nine more professors on campus, the first step to accommodating the growing student population.

      This past year, the freshman class increased in size by 80 to 90 students. The expected increase for next year's freshman class is around 50 students.

    The current average class size is 18 students. Dean of the Faculty John Beckford said Furman could have increased class sizes but that it would have gone against the university's principles.  

Sports

Opinions

  • Cultural Life Struggles

    The Cultural Life Program needs to be changed.

    That’s not a new idea, no matter who you’re asking. You can hear people wondering about CLP status in the DH and club meetings alike. This section has made a habit of critiquing CLPs over the years. At the start of this school year, the administration changed the way that CLPs are handled and submitted.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Lauren Anderson, ‘12

    In response to the current campus dialogue regarding Islam, I would first like to point out that much of what I hear is spoken from an openly unfamiliar perspective on the religion or its followers.

    There is no fault in misunderstanding or not knowing, but to proudly and heartily denounce that which is misunderstood can be harmful to the credibility of the dialogue. 

  • That Good Ol’ American Mentality

    Many of us have been raised with the mentality that we need to stand up for what we believe, support free speech, and utilize our talents to further ourselves in society. It is our duty to protect and serve the world, topple dictators, aid victims of natural disasters and defend individual freedoms. 

  • Vigilance on Poinsett

    We must never lose our sense of curiosity. There comes a point in a project’s timeline at which one simply must dive in, perhaps without knowing the results. Discussing and planning can really only give us so much; at some point, you have to stop talking and start doing. That being said, I advise all who will be around longer than me (meaning underclassmen) to keep a close watch on the proceedings of this project.

     

Diversions

  • Crossword Answers: March 23

    Portman Gibson Timberlake Ledger Kidman Lawrence Smith Pattinson Tatum Jolie Ringwald McAdams Witherspoon Duff Smith Pitt Spacey

  • Take Some Time and Just Relax

    As many of you know, there are only about six weeks of school left. To some, it may scare you and to others it may excite you. There may only be six more weeks until we say goodbye to Furman for the summer, but before that happens, we have finals. They are slowly getting closer and make us nervous or stressed. 

  • "It's not stalking, it's just Facebook"

    This website that glorifies stalking, Facebook, is a phenomenon in our generation. Everyone has one, everyone talks about it, and everyone loves it. It is by far my favorite website. It’s so useful and not creepy at all and a great use of everyone’s time. But here are four reasons why I’m not jumping up and down for joy when people say the word ‘Facebook.’ 

  • Hip-Hop: the Genre You Thought You Knew

    Hip-hop has been rapidly growing over the past decade, thanks to increased variety within the genre and increased accessibility. It has journeyed from its storytelling and street conscious origins to being the life music of parties to its much more complex and varied makeup today. Recent trends in hip-hop have shattered commonly held stereotypes about the genre.