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The Sweet Briar Train Station

November 23, 2021
Sweet Briar Train Station

When Indiana Fletcher Williams was born in 1828, the golden age of steam locomotion hadn’t yet begun. Indiana was about a year old when the first steam engine was built in the United States, and, of course, it would be several years before trains really became the way to travel. Indiana and Daisy Williams regularly […]


Admissions blog: Life as an international student

November 15, 2021
Sanjita Pokhrel '25

Today is the start of International Education Week, a nationwide celebration that promotes international understanding and builds support for educational exchange. This week on our Facebook and Instagram, we’re highlighting the experiences of international students studying here and students and alumnae who’ve ventured beyond the U.S. for school and work. Here, Sanjita Pokhrel ’25 from […]


Students show up in force to VFIC’s Women’s Leadership Development Summit

November 4, 2021
VFIC Women's Summit

At the end of October, twelve Sweet Briar students attended the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges‘ 2021 Women’s Leadership Development Summit in Glen Allen, Va. They were one of the largest groups of students from any one school. After all, the purpose of the summit is at the heart of what Sweet Briar College does: […]


Honors students present research at Mid Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship

November 3, 2021
Honors students at MARCUS

In October, our Honors Program students presented their research at the Mid Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS). The conference is a presentation venue for undergraduate scholarship in all disciplines and was founded by Sweet Briar in 1999 and hosted at the College through 2018, after which Randolph College served as host. Since its […]


Engineering students attend the 2021 SWE conference

October 29, 2021
SWE engineering conference

Last week, seven engineering students and Professor Bryan Kuhr attended the Society of Women Engineers 2021 conference, “Aspire to Inspire,” at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. It is the world’s largest conference for women engineers and technologists. This year, our engineering team participated in the “Invent It. Build It.” expo, which is geared towards […]


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