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Sweet Briar hosts Wikipedia ‘edit sprint’

Sweet Briar hosts Wikipedia ‘edit sprint’

| February 12, 2014

Sweet Briar is hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the top floor of the new wing of Cochran Library.

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Mother’s memory fuels support for Sweet Briar

Mother’s memory fuels support for Sweet Briar

| February 12, 2014

For Robert Livingston Gipson, giving to Sweet Briar is deeply personal. Since 2001, he has been honoring the memory of his late mother, Madeleine LePine Gipson ’33, by donating to causes he believes would have mattered to her.

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U.S. poet laureate to read at Sweet Briar

U.S. poet laureate to read at Sweet Briar

| February 12, 2014

Sweet Briar College will host 2012-2014 U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey for a reading and book signing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Murchison Lane Auditorium in Babcock Fine Arts Center.

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Lisa Taylor joins College as major gifts officer

Lisa Taylor joins College as major gifts officer

| February 12, 2014

Lisa M. Taylor has joined Sweet Briar College as a major gifts officer. A native of Lynchburg, Taylor graduated from E.C. Glass High School and received her bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia.

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Gallaher named ODAC Coach of the Year

Gallaher named ODAC Coach of the Year

| February 10, 2014

Vixen coach Jason Gallaher was named swim coach of the year by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference at ODAC’s 2014 Women’s Swimming Championship last weekend in Greensboro, N.C.

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‘Life Lessons’ to open in Benedict Gallery

‘Life Lessons’ to open in Benedict Gallery

| February 7, 2014

“Life Lessons: The Teaching Artist” will open Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sweet Briar College’s Benedict Gallery with a reception for artists May Carter, Jill Jensen and Rosalie Day White from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. The exhibition will be on view until April 20.

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Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

| February 5, 2014

Josh Fox, the documentary filmmaker who gained international notoriety after the release of “Gasland” at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, delivered a 10-point case against fracking for natural gas at Sweet Briar’s 2014 Waxter Environmental Forum last night.

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Monarch expert wants to keep the record straight

Monarch expert wants to keep the record straight

| January 31, 2014

Lincoln Brower wants to be absolutely clear about the No. 1 threat to the annual migration of monarch butterflies.

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Sweet Briar hosts 17th annual Leadership Conference

Sweet Briar hosts 17th annual Leadership Conference

| January 30, 2014

“Courage and Confidence” is the theme of Sweet Briar’s 17th annual Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the Leadership Certificate Program. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the College’s Elston Inn Conference Center and is open to all college students.

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Archaeology talk focuses on region of  Turkey during Bronze Age

Archaeology talk focuses on region of Turkey during Bronze Age

| January 29, 2014

Christopher Roosevelt is unable to present the AIA lecture due to weather in the Boston area. In his place, Michael H. Laughy Jr., assistant professor of classics at Washington and Lee University, will present “The End of Ancient Athens: The Archaeology and History of the Athenian Twilight” at 6 p.m. Feb. 5.

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