Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college
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Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women’s college open, a rescue deal that caps frantic monthslong efforts to stave off a planned August closure. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced the settlement Saturday, saying $12 million raised by determined alumnae to keep the women’s … Continue reading

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Va. attorney general defers to board on college closing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general is not stepping into the pitched battle over the planned closing of Sweet Briar College. Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the decision to close lies with the private women’s college board of directors, not with the state. Unless the board acted improperly or violated its duties, it … Continue reading

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Sweet Briar faculty opposes closure, seeks talks with board

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College’s faculty is seeking a meeting with the Board of Directors to discuss alternatives to closing the private women’s school. Faculty members approved a resolution opposing the shutdown during a special meeting Monday night. Assistant professor Marcia Thom-Kaley tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1FuLR34 ) that people across the … Continue reading