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Creators of Refinery29 feminism series urge Sweet Briar students to be ‘heard and seen’

August 24, 2016

“Raise your hand if you consider yourself a feminist!” There was little hesitation among most Sweet Briar students when Allison Rapson, one half of the female-founded media company “We Are the XX,” introduced Tuesday afternoon’s orientation event in Murchison Lane Auditorium.

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.

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