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A statement from President Meredith Woo on recent events

June 3, 2020
Bell Tower

Dear Sweet Briar Family, As the protests over the death of George Floyd roll over the nation, I have been exchanging emails with anguished students. The horrific killing of Mr. Floyd, coming on the heels of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, has shocked them, as it has all of us. Most of […]


Op-ed: A one-size-fits-all solution to coronavirus could be fatal to US colleges

May 29, 2020
Sweet Briar College campus in the afternoon light

Op-ed by President Meredith Woo Washington Examiner, May 29, 2020 The challenges facing residential colleges and universities as they ponder the resumption of in-person classes are complex. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who heads the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, remarked on Meet the Press on May 10 that current capacity for COVID-19 testing was […]


Admissions blog: Why choose a rural college?

May 28, 2020
Choose a rural college

By Ailish Rhoades ’19,  Admissions Counselor We all know that there are a million factors to consider when choosing a college, and with thousands of schools to choose from it can be overwhelming when it comes time to search for your perfect fit. Do they have your major? Do they have your sport? How expensive […]


2020 Athletics and Riding Awards Banquet

May 27, 2020
Emily Wandling '20

Tennis student-athlete Emily Wandling ’20 wrapped-up an impressive week of honors on Friday evening as she was honored as the recipient of the Crysler Award at Sweet Briar Athletic’s annual awards ceremony. Presented virtually, the 2020 Athletics and Riding Awards Banquet highlighted the successes of Sweet Briar athletes and riders during the academic year.  The […]


Seventeen Students inducted into National Leadership Honors Society

May 20, 2020
Omicron Delta Kappa

Seventeen students were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (OΔK), a National Leadership Honors Society on Wednesday, May 13. OΔK is the premier collegiate leadership honor society.  It recognizes achievement in the five “Phases of Campus Life” which include: Scholarship Athletics Community Service, Student Involvement, Religious Activities, Student Government Journalism, Speech, Mass Media Creative, Performing Arts  Colleges […]


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