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A Letter From the President

A Letter From the President

| December 5, 2013

One of the things I frequently say (especially when talking about why we’re so eager to grow enrollment) is that the world would clearly be a better place if there were more Sweet Briar women in it!

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College Devotee Restores the Chaplain’s House

College Devotee Restores the Chaplain’s House

| December 5, 2013

When Gladys Woodward Hubbard graduated from Sweet Briar in 1924, she couldn’t possibly have imagined the profound impact the College would have on her son nearly a century later. Since 2007, Leverett Hubbard Jr. has made several substantial gifts to Sweet Briar in his mother’s honor — most recently donating $500,000 to restore and maintain the Chaplain’s House.

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Behind the Cover

Behind the Cover

| December 5, 2013

As students, former printmaking majors Sally Toms and Kaitlyn Aki Holloway collaborated on many art projects, both on and off campus.

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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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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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