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I am Sweet Briar

I am Sweet Briar

| December 5, 2013

For the past three years, a group of Sweet Briar students have bared their souls in front of complete strangers — all in the name of community for the incoming class. Originally named the “Diversity Monologues,” the performance takes place during spring and fall Orientation and is largely student-driven.

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JYF Marks 65 Years at Sweet Briar

JYF Marks 65 Years at Sweet Briar

| December 5, 2013

Junior Year in France marked its 65th year at Sweet Briar this fall, and remains the longest-running U.S. collegiate study abroad program in Paris.

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WANTED: Women With GRIT

WANTED: Women With GRIT

| December 5, 2013

While preparing her speech for this year’s Opening Convocation, Dean of the Faculty Amy Jessen-Marshall found herself contemplating what it means to educate women at Sweet Briar College in the 21st century.

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A Brown Belt and a Good Cause

A Brown Belt and a Good Cause

| December 5, 2013

The fencing room of an on-campus athletic center might not be where you would expect to see a college president, but that is precisely where you will find President Jo Ellen Parker at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday as she leads her weekly Nia classes.

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SBC Actors Show ‘Chops’ at UK Festival

SBC Actors Show ‘Chops’ at UK Festival

| December 4, 2013

Members of the Sweet Briar Theatre traveled to Scotland in August to perform in the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Experiencing Film History

Experiencing Film History

| December 4, 2013

Students in Honors 270 — “Strangely Familiar: The Uncanny in Literature and Film” — visited the historic Byrd Theatre in Richmond with instructors Marcia Robertson and Bradley Reichek in October.

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Mr. Milton’s Arms

Mr. Milton’s Arms

| December 4, 2013

In 2011, then engineering students Sarah Lightbody and Kellner Pruett and their professor Scott Pierce resolved to find functional, properly fitted prosthetic arms for Newton Milton, a man who had lost all of his limbs after he was electrocuted while working construction nine years earlier.

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Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion

| December 4, 2013

The Performing Arts Division recently combined its many talents to mark the 75th anniversary of a remarkable event in the history of broadcast radio.

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