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Recalculating route

Recalculating route

| January 26, 2015

Life doesn’t always take us where we think we want to go, but its course has a funny way of self-correcting. We spoke to a few alumnae whose careers took a new or unexpected direction.

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Webcam captures nature at work

Webcam captures nature at work

| October 22, 2014

Students in Tom O’Halloran’s Advanced Lab in Environmental Science class helped him set up a webcam on the weather tower to track phenology, which is the timing of ecological events.

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Running with the big dogs

Running with the big dogs

| April 2, 2014

Alison Lifka ’13 has always been fascinated by dog driving. She just never quite knew how one becomes a “musher” — until last winter, when she worked as a dog handler for Lev Shvarts, an Iditarod rookie, in Willow, Alaska.

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Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

| March 14, 2014

Since graduating in 2009, Sarah Doyle has been busy saving the environment, one tree — or salmon — at a time.

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Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

| February 5, 2014

Josh Fox, the documentary filmmaker who gained international notoriety after the release of “Gasland” at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, delivered a 10-point case against fracking for natural gas at Sweet Briar’s 2014 Waxter Environmental Forum last night.

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Maker of ‘Gasland’ to present Waxter Forum

Maker of ‘Gasland’ to present Waxter Forum

| January 17, 2014

Sweet Briar College will host Josh Fox, maker of the documentary films “Gasland” and “Gasland Part II,” as the 2014 Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum speaker.

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Sustainability Day to launch compost program

Sustainability Day to launch compost program

| October 22, 2013

Sweet Briar and its dining service provider, ARAMARK, will mark Campus Sustainability Day 2013 on Wednesday, Oct. 23, by kicking off a pilot composting initiative during lunch at Prothro

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Grant to allow study of famous blue haze

Grant to allow study of famous blue haze

| July 1, 2013

Tom O’Halloran has received a grant from the Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust to conduct research on the iconic haze that gives the Blue Ridge Mountains their name.

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Environmental forum benefactor dies

Environmental forum benefactor dies

| February 22, 2013

William D. Waxter III, husband of the late Julia Baldwin Waxter ’49, died Feb. 11, about seven months after his wife passed away last summer.

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Environmental Forum Features ‘Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands’

Environmental Forum Features ‘Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands’

| April 4, 2012

Brian Donahue will present his talk “Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands: Visions of Landscape-scale Conservation” at Sweet Briar College’s Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn Conference Center.  Donahue, who teaches American environmental studies at Brandeis University, will focus on the “Wildlands and Woodlands” [...]

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