During Opening Convocation on Wednesday, Sweet Briar College awarded the first Nancy Godwin Baldwin Scholarships to several students.
On Wednesday afternoon, one day after it was supposed to close forever, Sweet Briar College emphatically celebrated its 110th Opening Convocation. Students beamed as the many returning — and some new — faculty members marched into a jam-packed Murchison Lane Auditorium.
Sweet Briar research professor of biology Lincoln Brower, one of the world’s foremost experts on the monarch butterfly, is a nominee for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize. Worth $250,000, it is the largest conservation award in the world, according to the Indianapolis Zoo, which administers the prize.
Tracy Stuart ’93, a leader of the Saving Sweet Briar nonprofit that helped save Sweet Briar College from closure, will continue supporting her alma mater in a new role that was announced today by the College’s director of athletics, Teresa Boylan.
President Phil Stone sat down with Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Steve Kolowich and videographer Julia Schmalz this week for an extended interview