Furman University

Studying down south opens gate to world

Four years ago, during the graduation season of 2013, my wife and I often found ourselves explaining, even defending, our son’s college choice. Miles, an Edina High School graduate, would attend Furman University. Where’s that, friends and relatives asked. In South Carolina, really? Don’t you...

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Internships Key to Landing First Job

Late last spring, our twenty-year-old son Miles excitedly told his mother and me that he had been accepted for a summer internship at Community Works Carolina, a non-profit financial institution in Greenville, South Carolina, where he majors in economics at Furman University. How much would this...

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A College Tour’s Unexpected Surprise

What began as a journey to picture the collegiate future of one child shifted to serious soul searching over that of another. During MEA weekend my wife and I took our daughter Clara, a junior at Edina High School, on a college tour of the...

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