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Junior is Indonesia Bound for Summer Internship

Junior is Indonesia Bound for Summer Internship

| April 29, 2011

Sweet Briar College junior Corinne Adams of Acton, Mass., is preparing to spend her summer helping to prevent domestic violence as an intern at a women’s crisis center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Adams, who is majoring in English and creative writing with a minor in government, won the competitive grant from the Freeman Indonesian Non-profit Internship [...]

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Kat Alexander receives Presidential Medal

Kat Alexander receives Presidential Medal

| March 25, 2011

Kathryn “Kat” Alexander was named the 2011 recipient of the Presidential Medal, the highest honor that Sweet Briar bestows on students.

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Students walk in CIA’s wingtips through crisis simulation

| February 21, 2011

A team of five international affairs students from Sweet Briar recently traveled to the College of William & Mary’s new Cohen Career Center to participate in a first-time event — a competitive foreign policy crisis simulation.

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Coopamah to Speak About Horn of Africa

Coopamah to Speak About Horn of Africa

| January 28, 2011

Assistant professor of international affairs Padmini Coopamah will present “Horn of Africa” as part of the 2011 Great Decisions Lecture Series. She will speak at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room. Great Decisions, an annual series examining global issues, is sponsored by the Lynchburg Branch of the American Association [...]

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Perry to Release New Book on U.S. Supreme Court

| February 17, 2009

Sweet Briar professor of government Barbara A. Perry has completed a second edition of her book, “The Supremes.” “ ‘The Supremes’: An Introduction to the Supreme Court Justices” is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2009 with new chapters on Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Perry also has written fresh biographical sketches and analyses of the other seven justices on the court.

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Perry to Review Inaugural Address on Wisconsin Public Radio

| January 19, 2009

Barbara Perry, director of the Center for Civic Renewal and Carter Glass Professor of Government at Sweet Briar College, has been asked to review and discuss President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Wisconsin Public Radio. She will be a guest on “At Issue with Ben Merens” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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Former White House Staffer to Speak at Sweet Briar

| October 1, 2008

Scott Jennings, who helped President Bush carry the state of New Mexico en route to winning a second term in 2004, will present “The White House Experience and Presidential Politics” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Sweet Briar College. The talk will be in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn & Conference Center.

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‘Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories’ at Sweet Briar March 18, Filmmaker says he has solution to war in Iraq

‘Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories’ at Sweet Briar March 18, Filmmaker says he has solution to war in Iraq

| February 26, 2008

What would happen if an American adventure traveler — armed with little more than a movie camera, a press pass made at Kinko’s and a single name on a slip of paper — cashed in his air miles and flew to Iraq to the get the inside skinny on the war?

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Virginia College Debaters Tackle ‘Ethics and the Environment’

| February 13, 2008

A team from Mary Baldwin College won the 2008 Wachovia Ethics Bowl, held Feb. 10 and 11 at Marymount University in Arlington.

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Sweet Briar Team Bound for 2008 Ethics Bowl

| February 8, 2008

After months of preparation, a team of seven Sweet Briar students and their coach, assistant professor of government Spencer Bakich, are ready to compete in the 2008 Ethics Bowl.

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