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Judge Blocks Selling of Sweet Briar Assets

An Amherst County judge has ruled that Sweet Briar College, whose board wants to close the women’s college, may not sell any assets for 60 days.

The judge used terms like “unilateral” and “arbitrary” to describe closing a 114-year-old school while students were expecting to earn diplomas. Their lawyer, Elliott Schuchardt, hails the ruling.

“It’s actually very, very good news because the students were found to have standing; the students were found to have a four-year contract with the college,” he said.

RVA Leaders Believe: Juliette Landphair

Today we begin an occasional series of commentaries titled "RVA Leaders Believe."​ Inspired by “This I Believe,” the 1950s radio series hosted by Edward R. Murrow, RVA Leaders Believe provides Leadership-Metro​-Richmond members the opportunity to reflect upon their values as community leaders. Today's commentary is by Juliette Landphair, Dean of Westhampton College at the University of Richmond.​