Author Archive: Christy Jackson

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Why We Give

Why We Give

| December 5, 2013

Thanks to generous contributions to scholarships and other funds from alumnae, parents and friends of the College, Sweet Briar continues to thrive as a vibrant academic community, helping to prepare the next generation of women leaders. Hear from some of our most passionate supporters.

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AREVA Sponsors Explore Engineering

AREVA Sponsors Explore Engineering

| August 1, 2013

In February, AREVA Inc. gave $35,000 to be the title sponsor of the AREVA Explore Engineering program at Sweet Briar for the summer and fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.

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2007 Star Dances onto Babcock Season Playbill

2007 Star Dances onto Babcock Season Playbill

| August 1, 2013

Betty Skeen ’07 returned to campus with PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER in a Babcock Season event this spring. Skeen caught the attention of artistic directors Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig at the University of Maryland,where they had arrived to teach as she was completing her M.F.A.

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Integration at Sweet Briar

Integration at Sweet Briar

| August 1, 2013

Spring 2013 marked 50 years since a group of Sweet Briar students, faculty and alumnae asked President Anne Gary Pannell and the board of directors to seek legal counsel to discover in what way, if any, the restriction laid forth by Indiana Fletcher Williams in her will for the College to educate “white girls and young women“ was still binding.

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Joining Voices

Joining Voices

| August 1, 2013

Sweet Briar’s Chamber Choir was one of 21 choral groups from Virginia colleges and universities invited to join a 200-strong choir ensemble to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Endstation Premieres ‘In Sweet Remembrance’

Endstation Premieres ‘In Sweet Remembrance’

| August 1, 2013

An original play about Sweet Briar’s complex past made its first public appearance in March when a cast of actors read the entire manuscript to a packed house in Pannell Gallery.

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Hansbrough Rides Away with Presidential Medal

Hansbrough Rides Away with Presidential Medal

| August 1, 2013

When Elizabeth Hansbrough received an email summoning her to see the president the morning of April 17, she guessed she was either in trouble or, maybe, she was about to be awarded Sweet Briar’s highest all-around student honor.

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News from the Center of Earth’s Galaxy

News from the Center of Earth’s Galaxy

| August 1, 2013

Whitney-Guion Professor of Physics Scott Hyman’s search continues even as he concludes a sabbatical year spent scouring the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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