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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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A Fringe Landscape

A Fringe Landscape

| May 4, 2012

In February, Sweet Briar’s art community celebrated its third biannual Fringe Festival. Centered on the College’s “landscape for learning,” the festival featured several outdoor events, as well as a number of music and dance performances, a puppet show and stand-up comedy. Highlights included Sweet Briar’s first concert musical, “Baby,” and a poetry reading set against […]

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Empowering Elementary and Middle School Girls

Empowering Elementary and Middle School Girls

| May 4, 2012

In May, Sweet Briar partnered again with Girls on the Run to bring more than 300 regional elementary and middle school girls.   “Sweet Briar and Girls on the Run share some core values — values about empowerment and achievement for girls and women,” says President Parker. “It’s moving to watch the runners cross the […]

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Remembering Dairyman Jan Ype Osinga

Remembering Dairyman Jan Ype Osinga

| May 4, 2012

In last issue’s “You Went to Sweet Briar If. … ” the theme repeated again and again included a fond recollections of cows, fresh milk and yogurt. As a community, we mourn the loss of the man who helped make those memories possible. Jan Ype Osinga passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the […]

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First-year Follow Follow-up

First-year Follow Follow-up

| May 4, 2012

As promised, we checked in periodically with the four students we profiled last fall to see how their first year at Sweet Briar went. Megan, Rani, Rosie and Sixtine reported more ups than downs over the past two semesters, and each looks forward with excitement to an even busier and more fulfilling sophomore year. Megan […]

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Cavers Face to Face with Bat Epidemic

Cavers Face to Face with Bat Epidemic

| May 4, 2012

For those who like dark places and clambering between rocks, caves are exciting already. But if there’s one thing that can up their wow-factor, it’s bats. Recently, Sweet Briar students saw both during a spelunking trip to Island Ford Cave in Covington. Director of outdoor programs Tasha Purcell and instructors Jordanne Ryan ‘12 and Victoria […]

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For the Academic Record

For the Academic Record

| May 4, 2012

  Sonia Olivera, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, was invited by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to serve on the U.S. Fulbright Regional Committee, an honor bestowed to only four representatives of the Southern Cone. Research by Claudia Chang, professor of anthropology, is featured in the exhibition “Nomads and Networks: The […]

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“What Happens If I Do This…?”

“What Happens If I Do This…?”

| May 4, 2012

Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar in February for the first “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.” The event was part of National Engineering Week (Feb. 19-25). While Sweet Briar has hosted high school girls before, this marks the first time 11- and 12-year-olds were invited to put […]

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