RSSCategory: Winter 2013

Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead

| December 5, 2013

For Ashley Federico ’16, constantly being pushed is what she likes best about Sweet Briar’s Leadership Certificate Program. Sometimes it’s her peers doing the nudging, but often it’s LCP director Joan Lucy.

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Dreams Unearthed

Dreams Unearthed

| December 5, 2013

Some called it a magical evening. But it wasn’t just the speech, or the glow of the October sunset that filled Memorial Chapel. After sharing her life story with an enthralled audience, Tererai Trent mingled with students, faculty and staff at an intimate reception in Pannell Gallery.

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Actions and Words

Actions and Words

| December 5, 2013

The 2013-2014 Common Reading, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” has sparked not only discussion and self-reflection on campus, but also action.

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Anthropologist Questions ‘Girl Effect’

Anthropologist Questions ‘Girl Effect’

| December 5, 2013

Professor Debbie Durham has researched and published on economic empowerment programs for youth in Botswana, studied aging and class in western Turkey, and conducted research on cultural identity, liberalism and democracy. From her anthropologist’s point of view, the authors of “Half the Sky” get a lot wrong.

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Political Power: A Woman’s Province

Political Power: A Woman’s Province

| December 5, 2013

This fall, assistant professor of international affairs Padmini Coopamah is teaching a seminar called “Women and Power” for students in the y:1 first-year program. Developing a course on women and political leadership had long been on her to-do list.

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Finding Justice in Guatemala

Finding Justice in Guatemala

| December 5, 2013

Victoria Bradley Gentry ’12, a student at Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, spent her summer as a legal intern for International Justice Mission at its Guatemala field office. A journal about her experiences is excerpted here.

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Abolition is an Everyday Choice

Abolition is an Everyday Choice

| December 5, 2013

“Human trafficking.” “Modern-day slavery.” The phrases conjure up images of dingy Asian brothels, or a line of young women forced across a border by gunpoint at night. Chances are, you don’t link those words to your clothes, your smartphone, your car or your lunch.

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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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