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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2015, 10:51:48 am »
Funny, since Wabash men are welcomed by the fairer sex at DePauw (over Danny men)

I think that I'm finally beginning to understand why the Monon Bell rivalry blows so hot. And it has nothing to do with an old locomotive tocsin.

Calling a steam locomotive bell a "tocsin" ? Casey Jones would be mortified.
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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2015, 05:47:56 pm »
There's not that many synonyms for "bell" with which to work, WT. How would Casey Jones have felt if I had called the Monon Bell a tintinnabulum?
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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2015, 06:51:47 pm »
There's not that many synonyms for "bell" with which to work, WT. How would Casey Jones have felt if I had called the Monon Bell a tintinnabulum?

Like you were showing off??  ;)

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2015, 07:27:22 pm »
There's not that many synonyms for "bell" with which to work, WT. How would Casey Jones have felt if I had called the Monon Bell a tintinnabulum?

Like you were showing off??  ;)

Using the word "bell" over and over again is boring.
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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2015, 07:47:09 pm »
A bell is a cup until it is struck...

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2015, 08:40:22 pm »
There's not that many synonyms for "bell" with which to work, WT. How would Casey Jones have felt if I had called the Monon Bell a tintinnabulum?

Like you were showing off??  ;)

Using the word "bell" over and over again is boring.

But "bells" over and over again is poetry.
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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2015, 09:22:51 pm »
What passing bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2015, 11:09:20 am »
"What passing bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns."
Wilfred Owen died 1 week before the Armistice, Nov 4, 1918.

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2015, 09:42:48 pm »
Hampden-Sydney must be irritated. Another source of easy dates dries up. First Randolph went co-ed, then SBC closes, all that is left is Hollins. H-SC students tend to be unwelcome at the local co-ed schools...

HSC men don't go to Longwood, and Longwood men are seldom seen on HSC campus but the Longwood women are always visiting HSC. As are the women from Hollins, Randolph, Radford, VCU, Richmond, RMC UVA, JMU and others. Saturday before, during and after games most visitors would think HSC is coed. I know a lot of the HSC guys visit JMU and VT. 

It's sad to see any school close. I feel the worst for the juniors. Got to be tough.
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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2015, 10:29:47 am »
Law firm has been hired to look into the legality of the closing of SBC. Evidently the professors and a large group of grads feel the board has not been transparent and are seeking a legal opinion on the matter. This matter could get interesting.

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2015, 12:51:05 pm »
Law firm has been hired to look into the legality of the closing of SBC. Evidently the professors and a large group of grads feel the board has not been transparent and are seeking a legal opinion on the matter. This matter could get interesting.

It certainly doesn't seem that all alternatives were explored...

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2015, 06:37:57 am »
Randolph-Macon College in Ashland is making a generous offer to assist displaced students who may be left scrambling for options. 
http://www.rmc.edu/news-and-calendar/current-news/2015/03/11/r-mc-reaches-out-to-sweet-briar-college

I wish the best for all SBC students and hopefully some will take advantage of this R-MC option.  In the face of a bad situation, R-MC will provide an excellent experience and a positive outcome for those that take advantage.


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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2015, 02:00:42 pm »
more to come on this deal. two high powered law firms involved and all sorts of allegations being thrown around. asking for president and the entire board to be fired, etc.

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2015, 04:19:58 pm »
Problem at this point is it's almost a fait accompli.    Everyone is making plans to go somewhere else next year, there's no incoming freshman class, so even if the SBC supporters win out you'll end up with nobody next year and only a small incoming class the next, your faculty is scrambling to find new jobs and may or may not come back if things are started up.    If the board simply wanted to torpedo the school, the announcement did a heck of a job towards that end.

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Re: Sweet Briar College to Close
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2015, 09:09:42 am »
accounting firm hired to review the books at SBC indicate the school was in good standing as of 8/15/14 and no financial reason to close the doors. Interesting at best. I agree with Ron Boerger, SBC has already been blown up for reasons he mentioned.