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Agreement reached to keep Sweet Briar College open

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The news was released Saturday evening that Sweet Briar College would stay open at least for one more year. Attorney General Mark Herring made the announcement in a press release:

Today, Attorney General Mark Herring announced that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed upon by Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer, Saving Sweet Briar, Sweet Briar College and the Office of the Attorney General outlining a plan to keep Sweet Briar open. This agreement was reached after hundreds of hours of mediation and discussion among all parties led by the Office of the Attorney General. Per the MOU, the parties will appear Monday, June 22 before Judge Updike and seek his approval of the Settlement Agreement. Attorney General Mark Herring released the following statement on today’s agreement:
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