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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 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

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!

Senior tackles humor and gravity in ‘God of Carnage’ production at Sweet Briar

November 23, 2016
Emelie Wurster ’17. Photo by Kylene Hayslett

Sweet Briar College senior Emelie Wurster loves it when she can make people laugh and think at the same time. Her final project — directing Yasmina Reza’s dark comedy “God of Carnage” — gave her the chance to do just that.

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