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Vixen tennis captain’s summer was for the birds — and other critters

August 17, 2016

Rising senior and Sweet Briar tennis team captain Gina Rutledge felt right at home this summer while interning at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

Photographs by Andrea Eis capture ‘silent conversations’ with President Emerita Meta Glass

August 15, 2016
Andrea Eis, “My pain” (Sophocles, “Antigone”; American Book Co., 1891), 2012, archival pigment print on silk habotai

Andrea Eis first encountered Meta Glass in Athens, Greece, in the margins of a water-stained copy of Sophocles’ “Antigone” at Dikemes Library.

Five essentials to pack for your first semester at Sweet Briar

August 12, 2016

Move-in day is just around the corner, and you’re so ready for college: You’ve joined the Class of 2020 Facebook group, met your roommate, and the two of you are already decorating your dorm room — mentally, of course.

Savvy honors researcher devises methods to monitor an invasive water plant

August 11, 2016
KatieFergusonSummer Honors 2016-9621

Katherine “Katie” Ferguson spent eight weeks from May to July in the Honors Summer Research Program working full time on mapping the distribution and density of hydrilla, an invasive water plant, in the College’s Lower Lake.

Beijing native won’t start classes until fall, but she’s already an ambassador for Sweet Briar

August 3, 2016
Carina Huang speaks about Sweet Briar’s Women’s Leadership Program at an EducationUSA event in Beijing.

This week, the U.S. State Department published an interview with incoming Sweet Briar student Carina Huang, who spoke about the College’s Women’s Leadership Program at an EducationUSA event in Beijing.

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