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Working together to build a technical workforce

Working together to build a technical workforce

| July 9, 2014

During the week of July 20-25, more than 20 high school women will immerse in Sweet Briar’s summer Explore Engineering Design, an intensive one-credit college course and a pretty thorough introduction to what engineers in the real world do.

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Riding Center hosts EAP regional clinic

Riding Center hosts EAP regional clinic

| July 8, 2014

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association will hold an Emerging Athletes Program regional clinic Wednesday, July 9, through Sunday, July 13, at Sweet Briar’s Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center.

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RuneS project features 2012 grad

RuneS project features 2012 grad

| July 3, 2014

Holley Ledbetter ’12 arrived in Germany three weeks ago — just in time for the soccer country’s quadrennial immersion in World Cup mania. But hers is a passion of a different sort. A former medieval and Renaissance studies major with a master’s in art history, Ledbetter is investigating ancient runes.

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James F. Jones Jr. named interim president

James F. Jones Jr. named interim president

| June 30, 2014

James F. Jones Jr., retiring president of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, has been named the interim president of Sweet Briar College.

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Science under the sea

Science under the sea

| June 25, 2014

In May, NC State doctoral student Doreen McVeigh ’09 embarked on a multi-week cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. But it wasn’t a tourist trip — in fact, McVeigh spent much of her time 2 miles below the ocean surface inside the manned submarine DSV Alvin.

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Endstation and Sweet Briar celebrate 4th of July

Endstation and Sweet Briar celebrate 4th of July

| June 17, 2014

Sweet Briar College and Endstation Theatre Company will present a special 4th of July celebration at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 4, in front of Benedict Hall.

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Bleeding pink and green

Bleeding pink and green

| June 13, 2014

Debra Elkins ’93 has built an impressive career since graduating from Sweet Briar more than 20 years ago. In our Q&A, she talks about why the College is so important to her, and what it takes to find a fulfilling job.

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Professor lands third Fulbright

Professor lands third Fulbright

| June 4, 2014

Professor of anthropology Deborah Durham has received three awards to support her work while she is on sabbatical next year.

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Tusculum to be rebuilt in Amherst County

Tusculum to be rebuilt in Amherst County

| May 30, 2014

Tusculum, the 18th-century home of Sweet Briar founder Indiana Fletcher Williams’ mother, Maria Crawford, will be rebuilt in Amherst County.

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Bakich publishes book on ‘limited war’

Bakich publishes book on ‘limited war’

| May 28, 2014

Sweet Briar associate professor of international affairs Spencer Bakich’s new book, “Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars,” is now available through the University of Chicago Press.

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