Hearing Monday on bid to block Va. women’s college closure

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Another courtroom showdown is looming in the battle over Sweet Briar College’s planned closure. A Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing for Monday on Amherst County attorney Ellen Bowyer’s challenge of the scheduled Aug. 25 shuttering of the private women’s college. The Supreme Court of Virginia sent the matter back … Continue reading


Sweet Briar College among ‘most endangered’ Virginia places
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Sweet Briar College among ‘most endangered’ Virginia places

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A preservation group’s annual list of the most endangered places in Virginia includes Sweet Briar College, which is scheduled to close in August. Sweet Briar College announced in March it would close because of crushing financial challenges. The 114-year-old women’s college held what could be its final commencement over the weekend … 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 ( ) that people across the … Continue reading