If you ask Sweet Briar College student Liz Zuckerman about her plans for the summer, she’ll say they firmly entrench her in the “geek” category. In addition to playing Benvolio in the Endstation Theatre Company production of “Romeo and Juliet” in July, Zuckerman will be writing a novel from the point of view of Ophelia, the heroine of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” for the 2008 Honors Summer Research Program.
The Honors Committee has selected the Honors Scholarship recipients for the 2008-2009 academic year.
The Sweet Briar College Honors Committee has awarded Honors Summer Research Program fellowships to 11 students for the summer of 2008. The competitive program provides fellowships to a select group of students each year to support independent research projects.
Prothro’s main dining hall bustled Wednesday evening as students, faculty and staff gathered to find out who would be bestowed the highest all-around honor a student can receive at Sweet Briar. As occasionally happens, two Presidential Medals were conferred this year.
Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, will be Sweet Briar College’s Honors Colloquia guest lecturer for the spring semester. He will present “The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Boxwood Room at the Elston Inn & Conference Center.