Category Archives: Sweet Briar College

May My Beautiful Sweet Briar College’s Foundations Ever Be As Strong As Her Hills

When I tuned in to a live webcast of “Shaking Up Retirement: Rethinking Financial Security for Americans” on the morning of March 3, little did I know that in just a few hours, I’d be so shaken up about something … Continue reading

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Two Transformations Took Place at the Inauguration of Kenyon College’s Nineteenth President

Atop one of Knox County’s hills sits a community of scholars who live and work in a historic collection of buildings overlooking a beautiful pastoral landscape. In Gambier, Ohio, the home of Kenyon College, I spent a very special Saturday … Continue reading

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Under Ohio Chautauqua’s Red-And-White-Striped Tent, We Met Mary Boykin Chesnut

To start our holiday weekend, last evening we sat under a red-and-white-striped tent with Mary Boykin Chesnut, the Confederate Civil War diarist. Mrs. Chesnut was part of Ohio Chautauqua’s five-day stop in Westerville. The event combines living history, music, education … Continue reading

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