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Smart Strategies Make Student Debt Manageable

| March 7, 2012

Higher education reporter Liz Barry’s front-page feature in Sunday’s News & Advance sheds light on a topic that’s foremost in the minds of many college students: How to get a degree without drowning in debt. The story, “Rising student loan debt fuels concern among Lynchburg-area colleges,” examines how local colleges, including Sweet Briar, are helping [...]

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Jan Ype Osinga Dies at Age 85

Jan Ype Osinga Dies at Age 85

| March 7, 2012

The Sweet Briar community mourns the death of Jan Ype Osinga, who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the age of 85. Osinga worked at Sweet Briar for more than 40 years. He was born in Woudsend, in the Netherlands, to the late Ieke Kampen and Johannes Osinga on Feb. 25, 1927. Osinga [...]

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Vote for People Power, Vote for Alumna’s ‘Field of Stars’ on National Mall

Vote for People Power, Vote for Alumna’s ‘Field of Stars’ on National Mall

| March 6, 2012

The point of an ideas competition is to explore all possibilities and spark discussion about use of a public space, outside the constraints of cost, existing features or previous plans. The National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds imposed no limitations other than an entrant’s imagination, provided the proposal met the competition’s objectives. It [...]

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Sophomore Entrepreneurs Promote Safe Driving

Sophomore Entrepreneurs Promote Safe Driving

| March 2, 2012

In August 2011, Sweet Briar students Allissa Abdelwahed ’14 and Anna Richards ’14 formed a business partnership that is starting to make waves. They are calling it Sweet Drivers, and it all began last summer when Abdelwahed, an international affairs and philosophy major and business minor, was learning to drive. Abdelwahed’s mother, concerned for her [...]

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Sweet Briar Student to Compete in Olympic Qualifier

Sweet Briar Student to Compete in Olympic Qualifier

| March 1, 2012

Rosie Purvis ’15 has been named to the U.S. pentathlon team, which will compete in the World Cup, an Olympic qualifying competition, in Charlotte, N.C., March 8-11.

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Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

| February 28, 2012

Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar yesterday for the first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The event was organized by Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, and project coordinator Paulette Porter-Stransky as part of National Engineering Week (Feb. 19-25). While Sweet Briar has [...]

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Iranian Writer Shares Bestselling Memoir at SBC

Iranian Writer Shares Bestselling Memoir at SBC

| February 28, 2012

Iranian-born writer Jasmin Darznik will read from her book, “The Good Daughter: A Memoir of my Mother’s Hidden Life,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Browsing Room at Cochran Library. The reading is free and open to the public. Darznik, who lives in Charlottesville and teaches English and creative writing at Washington and [...]

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Vixens Finish Second in IHSA Region, Send Three Riders to Zones

| February 28, 2012

Three Sweet Briar riders qualified to compete for Intercollegiate Horse Show Association individual zone titles at the back-to-back regular-season finale and Region 2 final competitions at the University of Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 26. As a team, the Vixens held on to their second-place standing to close regional IHSA competition for the year.

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Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

| February 24, 2012

Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar yesterday for the first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The event was organized by Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, and project coordinator Paulette Porter-Stransky as part of National Engineering Week (Feb. 19-25). While Sweet Briar has [...]

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Vixens Head Into Regional Finals in Second Place

| February 23, 2012

With one regular-season competition remaining for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 4, Region 2 title, Sweet Briar is in second place in the standings, just five points behind Bridgewater College. The two region leaders tied for second place with 36 points at the most recent IHSA show at Hollins University on Feb. 18. Hollins [...]

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