Category Archives: Education

Princeton Review names Clemson a top ‘college that pays you back’

[caption id="attachment_11723" align="alignleft" width="1498"] The R.M. Cooper Library at Clemson University bustles with activity, Jan. 26, 2017. (Photo by Ken Scar)[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson University is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company…
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Historian Doug Egerton Speaks About Reconstruction and Film “Glory”

[caption id="attachment_11611" align="alignleft" width="200"] Doug Egerton[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Doug Egerton, professor of history at Le Moyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.) will deliver the 2017 George B. Tindall Memorial Lecture in History Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 on the campus of Furman University. His talk, “Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War…
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Wofford again among Princeton Review’s ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’

2017 edition of nation’s best for outstanding academics and affordability SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s best colleges for providing an excellent education at an affordable price. The college is included in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools that Give You the…
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WWI Exhibition Now Open at Furman University James B. Duke Library

[caption id="attachment_11609" align="alignleft" width="1309"] Furman's original copy of "Spirit of the American Doughboy” makes a trek to Duke Library. (Furman University Photo)[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—A new exhibition marking the United States World War I Centennial is now on display at Furman’s James B. Duke Library. The exhibition, “Over Here, Over There: Greenville in the Great War,”…
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Wright hired as vice president for advancement at Greenville Technical College

Ann Wright begins work today as vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation. Ann has spent the last three decades with the American Red Cross. She started as an assistant chapter manager and director of emergency services, became executive director for the Upstate, and since 2014, has served as chief operating officer for…
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USC Upstate Offers Free Financial Aid Assistance During College Goal Event

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Families preparing to send a student to college can receive free financial aid assistance and take the first steps toward submitting the critical Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during College Goal South Carolina at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Hours for the event have been extended; this year, it…
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Peterson Named Dean of Faculty at Furman University

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University Economics Professor Ken Peterson, who has taught at the university since 1990, has been named dean of the faculty. He assumes his new position immediately. Peterson, who will report to Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost George Shields, had served as Furman’s interim dean of the faculty since July 1, 2016.…
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Furman Listed Among 200 Colleges “That Pay You Back”

[caption id="attachment_11513" align="alignleft" width="1140"] Furman University James B. Duke Library[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University is among the colleges and universities featured in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. The publication also ranked Furman among the nation’s top…
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Publication Brings Attention to USC Upstate Faculty Member’s Paper

[caption id="attachment_11503" align="alignleft" width="200"] Jack Cheng[/caption] SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- An economics paper co-authored by a University of South Carolina Upstate faculty member has won attention in England, and could influence thinking about the effect of mortgage spreads on the economy. Jack Cheng, an assistant professor of economics at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of…
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Science and Mathematics Governor’s School to Honor Dr. Barbara Speziale of Clemson University with Distinguished Research Leadership Award

Hartsville, SC –The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) will honor Dr. Barbara Speziale with its 2017 Distinguished Research Leadership Award during the School’s 28th Annual Research Colloquium Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m., in Hartsville. [caption id="attachment_11500" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Barbara Speziale[/caption] During the Colloquium gathering, 129 students will present their findings…
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