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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts purchases Mt. San Angelo property from Sweet Briar College

July 1, 2020
VCCA tour

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and Sweet Briar College are pleased to announce that VCCA has purchased the Mt. San Angelo estate from Sweet Briar College. The purchase includes 410 acres of land and all of the buildings at Mt. San Angelo, which has served as the home of VCCA’s artist residency […]

The Washington Post on the advantage of Sweet Briar during a pandemic

June 30, 2020
The Washington Post

The Washington Post recently published a significant article on Sweet Briar College. Reporter Susan Svyluga, who has written about the College numerous times, makes the case for how we are uniquely positioned to successfully provide a healthy learning and living environment. She also shares the immense progress that has been made over the past five years. […]

First in Virginia to start classes early

June 25, 2020
Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College has made significant progress in its effort to resume in-person instruction. Fall semester classes will begin on Aug. 11, making it the first higher education institution in Virginia to start this soon. The early date will allow students to finish their classes, return home for Thanksgiving and remain there during a period that […]

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 […]

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