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The many reinventions of Jan Jones ’69

The many reinventions of Jan Jones ’69

| January 14, 2015

If you had told Joan “Jan” Sheets Jones ’69 eight months ago that she would be ringing in 2015 as a resident of Sweet Briar House, she would have thought you were out of your mind. But then Jan went to her 45th Reunion.

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Conservationists’ petition to protect monarch considered

Conservationists’ petition to protect monarch considered

| January 6, 2015

Last August, research professor of biology Lincoln Brower joined other conservationists to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. On Dec. 29, the federal agency announced it will review the monarch’s status.

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Susan Scanlan ’69 named one of ‘21 Leaders 2015’

Susan Scanlan ’69 named one of ‘21 Leaders 2015’

| January 5, 2015

Susan Scanlan ’69 is one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” recognized by Women’s eNews for 2015. She was profiled in the category “Seven Who Give Life to Movements” for working to improve the lives of women and girls.

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Fact and fiction collide in professor’s debut novel

Fact and fiction collide in professor’s debut novel

| December 18, 2014

Seth Clabough wasn’t thrilled when he realized the hero of his novel was completely obsessed with quantum physics. It meant he had to do a bunch of research.

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A holiday message from President Jones

A holiday message from President Jones

| December 15, 2014

On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Sweet Briar choirs and orchestra presented a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmastide in Memorial Chapel. I was honored to join Chaplain Dori Baker in presiding over the service, and I am pleased to share some highlights with you in this video.

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New program roots students in Sweet Briar history

New program roots students in Sweet Briar history

| December 12, 2014

When the first 51 women enrolled in Sweet Briar Institute in 1906, they were making history — in more than one way. At the time, most women didn’t go to college, especially not in the South. More than a century later, first-year students at Sweet Briar College are still doing their own thing: they’re among just two percent nationwide who chose to go to a women’s college in 2014.

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Make a gift, make a difference this holiday season

Make a gift, make a difference this holiday season

| December 11, 2014

Mary “Frère” Murchison Gornto ’69 and her daughter, Catherine Gornto Freeman ’92, make regular annual gifts to the College. Gornto believes December is a good time of year to be thinking about — and supporting — others.

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Coach Boylan recognized for outreach

Coach Boylan recognized for outreach

| December 9, 2014

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and U.S. Tennis Association have presented Sweet Briar head tennis coach and interim athletic director Teresa Boylan with the 2014 USTA/ITA Mid-Atlantic Campus & Community Outreach Award.

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Student-faculty duo publishes paper in national geophysics journal

Student-faculty duo publishes paper in national geophysics journal

| December 4, 2014

Senior Verena Joerger is a co-author of a paper published in an American Geophysical Union journal, along with assistant professor of environmental science Tom O’Halloran, who spearheaded the project.

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Vespers strikes traditional note; ‘Holiday Pops’ sets festive mood

Vespers strikes traditional note; ‘Holiday Pops’ sets festive mood

| December 1, 2014

Sweet Briar College will hold its annual Vespers service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Memorial Chapel, preceded by a Holiday Pops Concert at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Both are open to the public and admission is free.

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