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Teaching to see: A master photographer helps students get the picture

December 7, 2016
Emily Jones' environmental portrait is inspired by the surrealist photography of Joel Robison.

These days, when Emily Jones ’19 takes a photograph there’s a lot going through her mind. “I’m paying more attention to angles and lighting and working with shutter speed — knowing when and how to use these resources sufficiently and effectively,” she says.


Sweet Briar gets high marks on national survey to assess educational effectiveness

December 5, 2016
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A survey used by more than 1,600 colleges and universities nationwide to assess educational quality found that Sweet Briar students report levels of engagement in key areas known to effect learning outcomes at significantly higher rates than students at other institutions.


Sweet Briar snags 2016 Dive Award for ‘Turnaround of the Year’ in higher ed

December 1, 2016
A fall 2016 math class at Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College has been named “Turnaround of the Year” by Education Dive, an IndustryDive.com subset focused on higher education news and analysis.


Monarch butterfly expert Lincoln Brower named fourth annual E.O. Wilson Award recipient for life’s work, conservation advocacy

November 30, 2016
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The Center for Biological Diversity has announced it will present its fourth annual E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation to Sweet Briar research professor Lincoln Brower for six decades of work studying and protecting monarch butterflies.


Sweet Briar rings in holiday season with traditional favorites

November 29, 2016
Christmas Tree Lighting 2015. Photo by Kollin Kirven ’18

If you’ve ever been on the Sweet Briar College campus in December, you know there’s something magical going on. Yes, it’s time for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting — along with other holiday traditions!


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