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Sweet Briar installs 12th president, celebrates Founders’ Day

Sweet Briar installs 12th president, celebrates Founders’ Day

| September 25, 2015

Neither the threat of rain — which had materialized sporadically throughout the morning — nor the thunderous winds that blew through the Quad could have stopped Sweet Briar College from celebrating another, once unlikely, Founders’ Day and the investiture of Phillip C. Stone as its 12th president.

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College names Pam DeWeese interim dean

College names Pam DeWeese interim dean

| July 27, 2015

President Stone announced this morning that Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Pamela DeWeese has agreed to serve as interim academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.

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New program roots students in Sweet Briar history

New program roots students in Sweet Briar history

| December 12, 2014

When the first 51 women enrolled in Sweet Briar Institute in 1906, they were making history — in more than one way. At the time, most women didn’t go to college, especially not in the South. More than a century later, first-year students at Sweet Briar College are still doing their own thing: they’re among just two percent nationwide who chose to go to a women’s college in 2014.

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2014 graduates charged to ‘commit to excellence’

2014 graduates charged to ‘commit to excellence’

| May 17, 2014

A chilly breeze welcomed Sweet Briar’s 123 undergraduate and seven master’s candidates as they marched into the quad on Saturday, May 17, led by the Albemarle Pipes and Drums Band.

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College’s highest honor goes to Beall

College’s highest honor goes to Beall

| May 7, 2014

For many, it didn’t come as a surprise when the Presidential Medalist was announced at yesterday’s Awards Convocation. After all, Spencer Beall has been making a name for herself practically from the minute she stepped foot on campus four years ago.

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National study names SBC ‘promising place to work’

National study names SBC ‘promising place to work’

| April 14, 2014

Sweet Briar is one of “30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs,” according to a national study conducted by the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success at The Ohio State University.

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2014 Mednick Fellowship takes poet to Peru

2014 Mednick Fellowship takes poet to Peru

| April 11, 2014

Assistant professor of poetry John Casteen has been awarded a $2,000 Mednick Fellowship by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. He will use the grant for a multimedia project in Peru next January.

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Inaugural statewide award goes to Sweet Briar student

Inaugural statewide award goes to Sweet Briar student

| March 28, 2014

Sweet Briar College senior Spencer Beall is the first recipient of the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council’s Honors Scholar of the Year Award. Beall will accept the award at the council’s spring conference.

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Virtual exhibit highlights College’s past

Virtual exhibit highlights College’s past

| March 25, 2014

A student assistant and an intern at Mary Helen Cochran Library are working to preserve Sweet Briar’s history for generations to come. Using the open-source web publishing platform Omeka, Nicole Epperson ’14 and Rebecca Thomson have been scanning and uploading photographs dating back to the College’s earliest days.

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Poet of the people takes job to heart

Poet of the people takes job to heart

| February 20, 2014

From the moment Natasha Trethewey took the stage in Murchison Lane Auditorium last night, she had everyone’s attention — including that of a tiny, resolute stinkbug perched stubbornly on the podium.

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