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Engineering camp for high school girls fires imaginations, future plans and quite a few circuits

July 29, 2016
Students practiced using a drill and other shop tools during the abacus project.

What can you do with a stack of wooden planks, some string, tape and a handful of beads? How about make an abacus? That’s what Explore Engineering participants were working on two days into this year’s summer camp at Sweet Briar.


Summer honors students use history to navigate a current policy debate

July 28, 2016
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It may seem that the debate over the role of women in the military is a new issue, one that has made headlines and dinner-table conversations only within the past 10 to 20 years. But two students in Sweet Briar’s 2016 Honors Summer Research Program found that the controversy is centuries old.


BLUR campers work hard and love every minute

July 27, 2016
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About a dozen young writers and visual artists from various states recently attended Sweet Briar’s Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, known as BLUR.


Dave Matthews Band releases recording of 1996 solo concert at Sweet Briar College

July 22, 2016
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Dave Matthews Band announced today that it is releasing “Live at Sweet Briar College 4.14.1996” through its official store along with a companion T-shirt commemorating his solo concert 20 years ago. All net proceeds from the sale of both items will benefit the College.


Summer archaeology dig takes junior halfway around the world

July 18, 2016
Claire Zak ’18 measures the depth of a winter house in the Orman Region during a field survey, with Claudia Chang in the background. Photo by Perry Tourtellotte.

Archaeology and classics double-major Claire Zak spent her summer digging for artifacts 7,000 miles away from home. Sweet Briar Professor Claudia Chang and Chang’s husband, archaeologist Perry Tourtellotte, had invited the rising junior and anthropology minor to assist them at an Iron Age site just outside Almaty, Kazakhstan.


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