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Encouraging News From Sweet Briar College

Encouraging News From Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, has announced that the number of students who have made deposits for the class that will enter this fall are up 40 percent from a year ago. This is good news for a women’s college that was on the verge of clsoing three years ago.

New Roles for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Roles for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Sweet Briar College Partners With Central Virginia Community College in Dual-Enrollment Plan

Sweet Briar College Partners With Central Virginia Community College in Dual-Enrollment Plan

Students in associate’s degree programs at Central Virginia Community College will be able to enroll in classes at Sweet Briar College at the same credit hour tuition rate they would be charged at the community college. If they complete their associate’s degree, they will be able to transfer to Sweet Briar to continue their education.

Sweet Briar College Provides Details on Its New Core Curriculum

Sweet Briar College Provides Details on Its New Core Curriculum

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has announced its new core curriculum which is focused on women’s leadership. The new core curriculum was designed to meet student demands for academic interests and career training.

Sweet Briar College Names Directors for Its New Centers of Excellence

Sweet Briar College Names Directors for Its New Centers of Excellence

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has appointed women to direct the college’s three new Centers of Excellence. Raina Robeva and Carrie Brown will lead two of the centers and Bethany Brinkman and Linda Fink will share the leadership of the third center.

Sweet Briar College Reconstructs Curriculum and Cost Structure

Sweet Briar College Reconstructs Curriculum and Cost Structure

Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, recently announced that it will adopt a new core curriculum that will focus on women’s leadership. The college will alter its academic calendar to incorporate short-term study opportunities and reduce its comprehensive sticker price to $34,000.

First-Year Enrollment Numbers at Sweet Briar College Are Down

First-Year Enrollment Numbers at Sweet Briar College Are Down

There are 81 first-year women on campus this year compared to 134 a year ago. Total enrollments have dropped from about 350 to 300 students. But incoming President Meredith Woo remains optimistic that the future of Sweet Briar College in bright.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Major in Computer Science

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Major in Computer Science

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has announced that it is adding a new bachelor’s degree program in computer science.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thew new appointees are Elizabeth Lewin at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Sonya Satinsky at Princeton University, Amber Brugnoli at West Virginia University, Stephanie Smith at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Patricia Newton Carroll at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

Sweet Briar College Isn't Out of the Woods Just Yet

Sweet Briar College Isn’t Out of the Woods Just Yet

The 2017 fiscal year budget approved by the Sweet Briar College board of trustees indicates that $20 million in donations will be needed to fund the college’s $33 million operating budget.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Sweet Briar College Gets a Fundraising Boost From the Dave Matthews Band

Sweet Briar College Gets a Fundraising Boost From the Dave Matthews Band

The Dave Matthews Band performed at Sweet Briar College on April 14, 1996. It is now releasing a recording of that acoustical outdoor concert that was held at the Sweet Briar College Dell. All proceeds will be donated to the college.

Sweet Briar College Reports Progress in Fundraising and Enrollments

Sweet Briar College Reports Progress in Fundraising and Enrollments

Sweet Briar College in Virginia, that had planned to close last year until alumnae came through with financial support to keep the college in business, reports that there will be 175 new students on campus this fall.

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Sweet Briar College to Begin a Search for a New President

Sweet Briar College to Begin a Search for a New President

Phil Stone, who has led the college for the past year after alumnae raised money to prevent its planned closure, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Under the agreement Sweet Briar College’s Women’s Leadership Program will host Chinese women students who will come to Virginia to study liberal arts and STEM disciplines. The Women’s Leadership Program will feature two summer sessions for Chinese students at a partner university in Washington, D.C.

Sweet Briar College Adds Two Intercollegiate Sports

Sweet Briar College Adds Two Intercollegiate Sports

Just about a year ago, Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, announced that it would close in August 2015. Alumnae saved the day and now the college is expanding its intercollegiate sports offerings.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

This week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

More than 1,000 Students Apply to Sweet Briar College

More than 1,000 Students Apply to Sweet Briar College

The women’s college in Virginia that was saved from closure by alumnae last year reports that it has received the largest number of applications in the past 50 years. It hopes to enroll 200 first-year students this coming fall.

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Proceeds From a New Book on Sweet Briar College Are Earmarked to Help the College Financially

Proceeds From a New Book on Sweet Briar College Are Earmarked to Help the College Financially

A new book offers a photographic account of the history of the campus of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Proceeds from the book will be donated back to the college in an effort to shore up the financial position of the educational institution.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching posts are Jie Xiao at the University of Arkansas, Felicia Knaul at the University of Miami, Graziella Parati at Dartmouth College, Yajin Wang at the University of Maryland, Jessica E. Brophy at Bridgewater College, and Leigh Ann White at Sweet Briar College.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight Women Named Dean at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Named Dean at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean positions are Deirdre Yates at Seton Hall, Lori Phillips at the University of Wyoming, Jill Robbins at the University of California, Merced, Maura E. Hagan at Utah State. Nancy P. Kropf at Georgia State, Debra Spring at Alcorn State, Pamela Jackson at Fayetteville State, and Pamela J. DeWeese at Sweet Briar College.

Sweet Briar College to Remain Open

Sweet Briar College to Remain Open

Sweet Briar College shocked the academic community in March by announcing it would close in August. Now a new agreement announced by the attorney general of Virginia, will keep the college open for the time being. But significant problems remain.

Sweet Briar College Announces It Will Close After This Academic Year

Sweet Briar College Announces It Will Close After This Academic Year

Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts institution for women in Sweet Briar, Virginia, that was founded in 1901 on the grounds of a former plantation, has announced that is closing at the end of the academic year.

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Quartet of Women Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women in new administrative positions are Carrolyn J. Bostick at Howard University, Alexis Quinn at Sweet Briar College, Robin B. McFall at Clemson University, and Angeles Kates at Virginia Tech.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

In Memoriam: Patricia Smith Wright, 1935-2014

Beginning in 1967, Pamela Smith Wright served in several library posts, including acting head librarian, at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita of library science.