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Common Reading lecture inspires many

Common Reading lecture inspires many

| October 9, 2013

Common Reading speaker Tererai Trent delivered a captivating message of hope through education to an appreciative audience Tuesday night. Students, faculty and staff leaving Memorial Chapel raved about a lecture some called “magical.”

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Oprah’s ‘favorite guest’ to speak at SBC

Oprah’s ‘favorite guest’ to speak at SBC

| October 1, 2013

Human rights activist and repeat Oprah guest Tererai Trent will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Memorial Chapel at Sweet Briar College. Her lecture is presented in conjunction with the College’s 2013 Common Reading selection, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

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Boeschenstein kicks off Writers Series

Boeschenstein kicks off Writers Series

| September 10, 2013

The 2013-2014 Writers Series at Sweet Briar College will open with a reading by visiting assistant professor of creative writing Nell Boeschenstein at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Browsing Room in Mary Helen Cochran Library.

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Sweet Briar begins 108th academic year

Sweet Briar begins 108th academic year

| August 28, 2013

Sweet Briar’s 2013-2014 Opening Convocation began with a moment of silence to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Students recognized at Opening Convocation

Students recognized at Opening Convocation

| August 28, 2013

Sweet Briar awarded several academic prizes during its 108th Opening Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

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SBC makes two Princeton Review top-10 lists

SBC makes two Princeton Review top-10 lists

| August 6, 2013

Sweet Briar College is ranked in four of the Princeton Review’s top-20 lists in its 2014 college guide, which was released today. As in previous years, Sweet Briar ranked high in the “Most Beautiful Campus” category, coming in at No. 6.

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Engineering camp draws high school girls to Sweet Briar

Engineering camp draws high school girls to Sweet Briar

| July 15, 2013

More than 20 high school girls from across the country will flock to Sweet Briar College next week for its 2013 “AREVA Summer Explore Engineering” program, which takes place July 21-26.

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First-year gets taste of Sweet Briar at BLUR

First-year gets taste of Sweet Briar at BLUR

| July 12, 2013

When Briana McCall starts her first semester at Sweet Briar in just over a month, she’ll already be ahead of the curve — thanks to BLUR. As a participant in the College’s Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, McCall didn’t just get to know the campus, she also made friends with Sweet Briar professors and students.

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Common Reading to inspire action

Common Reading to inspire action

| June 20, 2013

Reading can be a passive and solitary pastime, but not if nearly everyone on campus is captivated by the same book — nor if that book challenges us to see the world from someone else’s perspective. Sweet Briar’s 2013 Common Reading selection is meant to do just that and more: to spark discussion, but also action.

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BLUR summer camp opens June 16

BLUR summer camp opens June 16

| June 7, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s third annual Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists will be held June 16 through July 7 on its campus. This year, the camp has added music and technical theater to its repertoire of theater, creative writing and visual arts.

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