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Admissions Blog: Reesa Artz ’22 shares the Sweet Briar experience during COVID

December 29, 2020
Reesa Artz '22

By Reesa Artz ’22 It would be an understatement to say that these times during COVID-19 have been stressful and unprecedented. I, for one, would never have guessed that my relaxing and much-needed spring break of 2020, would turn into such a long and extended stay back in California. That semester was one of my […]


100 Years of Equestrian Excellence: Forward thinking, forward riding

December 22, 2020
Fox hunting at Sweet Briar

The Early Years Sweet Briar board member John McBryde had big plans the College. He worked with Ralph Adams Cram to develop the vision and construct the reality of the Sweet Briar campus. His vision, however, extended beyond academic buildings and dormitories. He saw potential in the beautiful land. He planned to build a barn […]


Honors Summer Research Program explores various fields of study

December 15, 2020
Honors Program

Each year, the Honors Program awards fellowships to a select group of Sweet Briar students to support them in conducting independent research projects under the supervision of a faculty member.  This past summer was like no other due to COVID but, nonetheless, these students accomplished remarkable research in a variety of areas. Bijou Barry ’23 […]


Fight, Grit and Love: 100 years of field hockey at Sweet Briar

December 11, 2020

Sweet Briar really should have been able to celebrate 100 years of competitive field hockey in 2019. Alas, the first game—scheduled to take place on Dec. 6, 1919, against Westhampton College (now the University of Richmond)—had to be cancelled due to what the Briar Patch called the “extreme perversity of the weather” at Sweet Briar. […]


Op-Ed: The Taming of the Pandemic: Are Women Better at This?

December 6, 2020
Benedict Hall

Op-Ed by Meredith Woo The Roanoke Times, Dec. 6, 2020 One week before Thanksgiving, the students at Sweet Briar College departed from their dormitories, as smoothly as they had arrived nearly four months ago. Sweet Briar had been the first college in the commonwealth to announce that it would be open for in-person instruction in […]


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