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The Diversity Matters section is a new initiative that aims to advance our campus' conversation on diversity and inclusion by amplifying student voices and opinions.
Vaughn has now made history at Furman twice: he desegregated Furman’s student body in 1965 and now, he will become the first statue built in honor of a black student.
The Furman community is so close and interconnected, we should all make an effort to understand individuals for who they are and not judge them based on what we think we know.
Black teachers are able to articulate and explain to students that I too was once sitting at your desk, but look where I stand now.
While some of the University’s black students and alumni may not have been satisfied with the Furman of the past, the University is actively making a commitment to a much brighter future.
Now that we have the knowledge to challenge, critique and understand these issues, we must take the time and resources to incorporate other cultures and genres into our core music curriculum
While the effort to embrace more diversity is phenomenal, the interview process behind it may leave certain invisibly diverse students feeling guilty or uneasy.
If Americans, and Furman fans, are so willing to watch athletes play on Saturdays, they should also be willing to listen to and respect their views and ideas.
Black lives are worth more than that little black square.
“You can see almost every creed of children on that mural,” Harris stated proudly, “My arms are wrapped around them.”
We must realize that our institution has much work that needs to be done in giving better access to students of color.
Black Greek life at Furman will provide a breath of fresh air, one that is desperately needed now more than ever.
Astronomical textbook prices create an unfortunate and common burden that low-income students face each semester in addition to other barriers.