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An evening with The New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Félix

October 21, 2020
Doreen St. Félix

Doreen St. Félix, staff writer at The New Yorker magazine will virtually visit Sweet Briar College at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to share her experience as a writer and journalist. St. Félix’s presentation is held in conjunction with the College’s reading and writing course for first-year students, The Mindful Writer, which is inspired […]


Madeline Miller and Emily Wilson come together for a virtual conversation

October 20, 2020

Sweet Briar College is hosting a unique event that brings together two prominent literary figures: a New York Times bestselling author and a classicist, scholar and MacArthur Fellow. Madeline Miller, author of the novel Circe, and Professor Emily Wilson, translator of The Odyssey into English, will give a special joint presentation and reading from their respective […]


Congressman Ben Cline tours the new onsite student health clinic

October 15, 2020
Rep. Cline and Sweet Briar, HealthWorks and Horizon leaders

The new Sweet Briar College student health clinic, located in the lower level of the Memorial Chapel, officially opened its doors to students on Oct. 6. Students now have immediate access to medical care through in-person and telehealth appointments. On Friday, Oct. 16, Congressman Ben Cline visited the College to tour the new clinic. He […]


Founders’ Day walk to the Sweet Briar Plantation Burial Grounds

October 8, 2020

What’s usually a Founders’ Day event, this year’s walk to the Sweet Briar Plantation Burial Grounds contended with mother nature a few times before finally, on Oct. 2, students, faculty and staff could make their way across the Upper Lake dam and up the hill to the cemetery. It was a beautiful evening for thoughtful […]


Student and alumnae essays published in Studio Potter magazine

September 28, 2020
Ceramics studio

Rachel Gomez ’20, Caroline Trimmer ’20 and Madeline Schulman ’24 all love throwing clay. As past and present ceramics students, Professor Shawn O’Connor encouraged them to submit an essay to the national magazine Studio Potter. Each student worked from the prompt: What have I learned about myself by learning to throw on the pottery wheel?  […]


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