RSSCategory: Fall 2011

You Went To Sweet Briar If…

You Went To Sweet Briar If…

| November 9, 2011

On Aug. 5, Marilen Sarian Crump ’00 formed a “You went to Sweet Briar if … ” group on Facebook and invited her friends, who invited their friends, who invited their friends, etc., to complete the sentence. In a matter of a few days, the responses were pages deep and ran the gamut from serious […]

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Kendall Harris ’12 on a Zoo of a Summer

Kendall Harris ’12 on a Zoo of a Summer

| November 9, 2011

This past summer I spent two months as an intern at the Oakland Zoo, in California’s Bay Area. I had the opportunity to work with some fascinating animals such as giraffe, eland, Aldabra tortoises and alligators. A typical day involved a lot of physical work such as cleaning exhibits and night houses, and setting up […]

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First-Year Follow

First-Year Follow

| November 9, 2011

We wanted to know, who are the members of the Class of 2015? What are their interests and aspirations? And what’s it like to be an entering student at Sweet Briar? We’ll introduce you to four students who agreed to let us find out. And it won’t end here, because just as their college careers […]

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Buck Edwards: Sweet Briar’s Bird Man

Buck Edwards: Sweet Briar’s Bird Man

| November 9, 2011

On September 27, Dr. Ernest P. “Buck” Edwards, Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Ecology, emeritus died at the age of 92. We know that the Sweet Briar community, both people and birds, will miss the beloved Bird Man who never lost a chance to observe the wonders of the world around him. In the sepia-tone […]

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Rays’ Hope: Good Science Defends Maligned Predator

Rays’ Hope: Good Science Defends Maligned Predator

| November 9, 2011

Maryanne Grey ’12 chooses lunch carefully on days that she is working on her senior independent study research. Sorting through the semi-digested contents of cownose ray stomachs and intestines is smelly work. “I try to eat something that if I do get sick, I wouldn’t mind it coming back up,” she says. Once past the […]

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