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Sweet Briar graduation photo goes surprisingly viral, seen by 1.2 million people

May 25, 2016

“I am here because of an organ donor.” These are the words Sweet Briar College graduate Meredith Haga wrote on the black mortarboard she wore at the College’s 107th commencement on May 14.

Alumna-baked sweets rank No. 2 on national ‘best cookies’ list

May 24, 2016

According to a recent article published by, America’s second-best cookie comes from Levain Bakery in Manhattan, a trendy shop co-founded by Sweet Briar College graduate Pam Weekes ’83.

Video shows highlights of Rachel Platten’s #CheggMusic101 concert at Sweet Briar

May 20, 2016
Rachel Platten at Sweet Briar College on Saturday, May 7. Photo by Aaron Mahler.

A short video published by Chegg yesterday lets us relive some of our favorite moments from the show, including the artist’s reflections on her popular anthem “Fight Song.”

Rising junior Samantha Yew is VFIC/Altria Leadership scholar

May 20, 2016
VFIC/Altria scholarship recipient Samantha Yew ’18

Rising junior Samantha Yew, of Bronx, N.Y., learned this spring that she is a 2016 VFIC/Altria Leadership Scholarship recipient.

Sweet Briar College names director of international students and study abroad

May 19, 2016
Theresa Capule

Steeped in experience in higher-ed study-abroad and student exchange programs — particularly in Asia and South Asia —Theresa Capule has been named director of international students and study abroad. She will begin June 20, 2016.

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