Sweet Briar College received groundbreaking news this month when a court ruled the 114-year-old women’s college will remain open for the next year.
That ruling ended a months long fight between Sweet Briar’s Board and alumnae deeply committed to preserving the school, and garnered ecstatic reaction from Sweet Briar students.
Maggy O’Donnell, a rising sophomore, attended Sweet Briar her freshman year. She had plans to transfer to Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, but as soon as she heard her college would be open in the fall, she immediately knew she’d go back.
“For me I knew if it was staying open, come hell or high water, I would be back there,” she told Business Insider.
Reaction on Twitter was equally effusive, with students championing the news and pledging they will be back on campus next semester.
Indigo! Our home Sweet home is saved!!!!!!!!
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