Prothro dining hall at Sweet Briar

Students at Sweet Briar's Prothro dining hall. The college almost closed, making it necessary for the dining team to work quickly, but they took time to honor the past as well. 

After nearly closing, college revisits old recipes to quickly create dining program at Sweet Briar

A historical cookbook helps bridge the gap between past and present.

Last summer, Sweet Briar College was in limbo. The 114-year-old women’s liberal arts school in Virginia was facing financial challenges, cited by the Sweet Briar board, which suddenly announced a plan to close the school. Shockwaves went through the community, and soon a fiercely loyal alumni group was raising money, the legal system was involved and a venomous fight played out across the media, including in the

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