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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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President Parker’s Contract Extended

President Parker’s Contract Extended

| December 4, 2013

The Sweet Briar College Board of Directors has extended President Jo Ellen Parker’s contract through June 30, 2019.

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Museum Seeks Civil Rights Artifacts

| December 4, 2013

The Sweet Briar Museum is seeking artifacts related to the College’s engagement and response to the civil rights movement for a special exhibit, “Simply Justice and Fair Play: Sweet Briar’s Engagement with Civil Rights in the 1960s.”

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A Lively Exchange for Undergraduate Scholarship

A Lively Exchange for Undergraduate Scholarship

| December 4, 2013

The Honors Program hosted its 15th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship in October.

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$100,000 Grant to Help See Through Haze

$100,000 Grant to Help See Through Haze

| December 4, 2013

Students in assistant professor of environmental science Tom O’Halloran’s Advanced Lab are helping him to implement a $100,000 grant from the Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust to study the iconic haze that gives the Blue Ridge Mountains their name.

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Bend It Like Magruder

Bend It Like Magruder

| November 28, 2012

Professor of dance and director of Sweet Briar College’s dance program Mark Magruder has released a CD of original music compositions, “Yoga Dreams.”

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Slave Dwelling Project

Slave Dwelling Project

| November 28, 2012

Joe McGill of the National Trust for Historic Preservation created the Slave Dwelling Project to preserve and interpret structures that once housed enslaved blacks.

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Wrangling Wigglers in the Name of Science

Wrangling Wigglers in the Name of Science

| November 28, 2012

In June, Sweet Briar College and Lynchburg College hosted the “Central Virginia Consortium Conference,” the result of a 19-month project funded by a $199,502 grant from the Virginia Department of Education.

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