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Skiffle brings Trinidad’s music, culture to Sweet Briar

Skiffle brings Trinidad’s music, culture to Sweet Briar

| August 15, 2014

Jeff Jones’ ambitions for a genuine and lasting relationship between Sweet Briar and the Skiffle Steel Orchestra are taking shape — including a concert on campus by Trinidad’s famed steel pan musicians.

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Sweet Briar recognized by Princeton Review

Sweet Briar recognized by Princeton Review

| August 5, 2014

Sweet Briar College is ranked in four of the Princeton Review’s top-20 lists in its 2015 college guide. As in previous years, Sweet Briar ranked high in the “Most Beautiful Campus” category, coming in at No. 4, according to “The Best 379 Colleges.”

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SBC returns 400-year-old artifacts to Quapaw Tribe

SBC returns 400-year-old artifacts to Quapaw Tribe

| July 25, 2014

A month ago, Karol Lawson surveyed the trunk of her Volkswagon Jetta and judged its contents — carefully packed in clean white boxes wedged among quilted blankets — ready for a journey of more than 1,000 miles.

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AREVA sponsorship bolsters recruitment tool

AREVA sponsorship bolsters recruitment tool

| July 16, 2014

A healthy economy needs a steady pipeline of capable technical workers who also bring different different viewpoints to the problems engineers wrestle with every day. That’s why AREVA Inc., a world leader in nuclear power, supports Sweet Briar’s Explore Engineering.

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Private colleges ready to welcome prospective students

Private colleges ready to welcome prospective students

| July 15, 2014

Prospective students are invited to participate in Virginia Private College Week from July 28 to Aug. 2, hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and its members, including Sweet Briar.

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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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