Furman embarks on ambitious effort to transform the student experience

The Furman Advantage, a new initiative announced by the university Wednesday, guarantees every incoming freshman an engaged learning experience that is tracked and integrated with their academic and professional goals, giving students an educational experience that combines an intimate campus with the breadth of opportunity usually afforded by a larger university.

Greenville County school buses to aid coastal evacuations; no buses to run Wednesday

Greenville County Schools announced today that no buses would run Wednesday as it plans to send at least 280 buses with drivers to the South Carolina coast to assist in the evacuation of residents as Hurricane Matthew nears.

Furman students sue over voter registration

Three Furman University students have sued local and state election officials for the way the Greenville County Board of Voter Registration handles voter registration for students with on-campus addresses.

What do you want your students to know?

“Write and draw something about yourselves that you want me to know about you.” And my students showed me their humanity. Here are some of their responses and my comments to them.

Teacher-founded credit union opens student-run branch

Ten students are spearheading the program, working along-side a teacher to run the branch. “We seek to provide students with authentic experiences in their classroom and in our community so that they are receiving more than just a high school diploma,” said GSHS Principal Jason Warren.

New Money mag tool helps students navigate the school ranking daze

Money Magazine has come out with a new search tool to help high school students and their parents find colleges that fit the student’s interest and the family’s pocketbook.

Clemson stays in U.S. News’ Top 25 public university list

Clemson University has made the Top 25 National Public University in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of “America’s Best Colleges” for the ninth year in a row.

UConn instructor tapped to lead USC Upstate business incubator

Brian Brady takes the lead role at the GreenHouse in the George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics

Greenville and Mann suit up for Spirit Week charity rivalry

Before Greenville High School and J.L. Mann High School meet on the field next Friday, the rival schools will already have been through a friendlier competition: a race to raise the most money for charity.

ITT Technical Institute second for-profit college to close in Greenville

ITT Education Services Inc. said the U.S. Department of Education’s “unwarranted actions” banning the company from enrolling new students who rely on federal financial aid to pay for tuition forced it to cease operatons at all of its 130 campuses in 38 states.

Science Café comes to the Upstate

Science Café, the international grassroots movement promoting casual, understandable conversations with scientists, is coming to the Upstate.

S.C. schools featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 381 Colleges’

Clemson students are football fanatics with a knack for community relations; Furman students are green thumbs; and Wofford students are likely Republican, according to the Princeton Review’s “Best 381 Colleges,” which was released on Tuesday.

BMW Scholars program expanding with more students, new facility

Building the “Ultimate Driving Machine” requires the ultimate workforce. And Spartanburg County-based BMW Manufacturing Co. plans to take its associate training efforts to the next level.

Amazon surprises School for the Deaf and the Blind with big donation

Elementary students filed into the library Tuesday morning at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Spartanburg campus without a clue why they were there.

Update: TR principal reverses course on American flag

Three days after his decision to block students from carrying an American flag into his school’s football game against Berea and to confiscate another flag from a student already in the stadium, Travelers Rest High Principal Lou Lavely reversed his position and said students will be able to bring the American flag to any school events.