This weekend was the big wedding for our good friends Karen Buchmueller and Herman Holt. The wedding was up in Asheville at the Crest Center, with beautiful views out across the city and across the valleys to the west. This was to be an outdoor wedding, and as we drove northward was watched ominous clouds … Continue reading Congratulations Karen and Herman!
This is an absolutely true story which took place last Thursday, June 26. The names have NOT been changed to protect the innocent because we enjoy giving Noel Kane-Maguire grief about this. Every summer the Furman Chemistry Department hosts a corporate luncheon to show appreciation for the sponsors of their summer research program. Professor Noel … Continue reading A Cautionary Technology Tale
Air Force One arrived at Greenville Spartanburg Airport Saturday evening and the presidential motorcade made its way through Greenville to Furman for commencement. Roads were blocked, and the citizens of our city came out to try to get a glimpse. Some waved flags. Some held signs of various types. One paragraph from the Greenville News … Continue reading The Shrub Comes to Furman, Part Two
Not since the separation from the Baptists has Furman found itself in such a maelstrom of controversy. As usual, the problems really started when the local media got involved, and got it wrong. From there, the community has gotten involved, voicing its opinion based on the erroneous information from the Greenville Cage Liner. First, the … Continue reading The Shrub Comes to Furman, Part One
Yep, you heard right. W Hisself will be the commencement speaker at Furman University on May 31. Apparently our Governor, Mark Sanford, put in the request to the President to come to Furman. Sanford is a classmate of mine. We both graduated from Furman in 1983, when the elder Bush spoke at graduation while still … Continue reading George W. @ Furman