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Interim president installed during 109th Opening Convocation

Interim president installed during 109th Opening Convocation

| August 28, 2014

Sweet Briar’s 109th Opening Convocation, the official start of the new academic year, began with the installation of James F. Jones Jr. as the College’s 11th and interim president.

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Academic awards presented at Opening Convocation

Academic awards presented at Opening Convocation

| August 28, 2014

A number of academic prizes were awarded during Opening Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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Skiffle brings Trinidad’s music, culture to Sweet Briar

Skiffle brings Trinidad’s music, culture to Sweet Briar

| August 15, 2014

Jeff Jones’ ambitions for a genuine and lasting relationship between Sweet Briar and the Skiffle Steel Orchestra are taking shape — including a concert on campus by Trinidad’s famed steel pan musicians.

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Alumna makes time to share Sweet Briar story

Alumna makes time to share Sweet Briar story

| August 14, 2014

Hilary Bowie’s career as an executive team leader for Target occupies a good deal of her time, but she’s never too busy to give back to her alma mater.

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‘In Sweet Remembrance’ to premiere during Orientation

‘In Sweet Remembrance’ to premiere during Orientation

| August 6, 2014

Endstation Theatre Company will premiere the original play “In Sweet Remembrance” as part of Sweet Briar College’s upcoming Orientation activities.

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Sweet Briar recognized by Princeton Review

Sweet Briar recognized by Princeton Review

| August 5, 2014

Sweet Briar College is ranked in four of the Princeton Review’s top-20 lists in its 2015 college guide. As in previous years, Sweet Briar ranked high in the “Most Beautiful Campus” category, coming in at No. 4, according to “The Best 379 Colleges.”

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SBC returns 400-year-old artifacts to Quapaw Tribe

SBC returns 400-year-old artifacts to Quapaw Tribe

| July 25, 2014

A month ago, Karol Lawson surveyed the trunk of her Volkswagon Jetta and judged its contents — carefully packed in clean white boxes wedged among quilted blankets — ready for a journey of more than 1,000 miles.

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AREVA sponsorship bolsters recruitment tool

AREVA sponsorship bolsters recruitment tool

| July 16, 2014

A healthy economy needs a steady pipeline of capable technical workers who also bring different different viewpoints to the problems engineers wrestle with every day. That’s why AREVA Inc., a world leader in nuclear power, supports Sweet Briar’s Explore Engineering.

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Private colleges ready to welcome prospective students

Private colleges ready to welcome prospective students

| July 15, 2014

Prospective students are invited to participate in Virginia Private College Week from July 28 to Aug. 2, hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and its members, including Sweet Briar.

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Two former professors die

Two former professors die

| July 15, 2014

Sweet Briar is mourning the loss of two longtime community members. Gregory Armstrong, 80, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion (emeritus), died on July 2. Professor emerita of library science Patricia Smith Wright, 79, died on July 4.

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