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Renowned monarch expert to speak at Sweet Briar on butterfly’s troubling decline

September 30, 2016
Monarch butterflies flutter around Lincoln Brower during a research trip to their overwintering grounds in Mexico. Photo by Linda S. Fink on Cerro Pelon, Michoacan, Mexico, January 2006

Sweet Briar College Research Professor of Biology Lincoln Brower predicts that the 2016 fall migration numbers for the monarch butterfly will be the “lowest ever.”


Sweet Briar’s credit rating from S&P Global Inc. jumps by three levels, reflecting improvements in enrollment, management and long-term planning

September 27, 2016

S&P Global Inc. has raised Sweet Briar’s credit rating by three levels to B and gave the College a stable outlook.


Undergrad scholars return to Sweet Briar for annual MARCUS conference

September 27, 2016
Environmental science major Verena Joerger ’15 presents her research at MARCUS 2014.

For nearly two decades, Sweet Briar College’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) has drawn students from across the region and out of state to the Central Virginia campus to present and share their research. The 2016 conference will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15.


Sweet Briar College names new director of alumnae relations

September 26, 2016
Priscilla-Carroll-square

Priscilla Newton Carroll ’87 has been selected as Sweet Briar’s new director of alumnae relations, and will join the alumnae relations and development team effective Oct. 24.


Vixen riders claim reserve championship at season’s first IHSA competition

September 26, 2016
Sweet Briar’s IHSA team had fun at Randolph College Saturday.

Sweet Briar College’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team was reserve champion Saturday at Randolph College in the first competition of the fall semester.


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