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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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Sweet Briar College to close … Staunton’s Mary Baldwin College partners with students, faculty, staff

Sweet Briar CollegeBy Lynn R. Mitchell

The news burst out Tuesday afternoon that Virginia’s Sweet Briar College in Amherst is closing effective August 25,2 015. They are financially unable to continue running the 3500-acrew campus in rural Amherst County (see Sweet Briar to close).

Stepping in to fill the void is our daughter’s alma mater, Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, that notified their campus of the sad news, and announced they had partnered with Sweet Briar to reach out to students, faculty, and staff and bring them into the Mary Baldwin fold.

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