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Sweet Briar College says president and board won’t resign

SWEET BRIAR (AP) Sweet Briar College says its president and board members aren’t going to resign.

Sweet Briar says in a statement to media outlets that allegations against school president James Jones and the board are unfair and wrong.

An alumnae group, Saving Sweet Briar Inc., called for Jones and the board to resign on Monday. The group alleged that Jones and Sweet Briar’s board members had violated state charitable solicitation laws and breached their fiduciary duties.

Saving Sweet Briar is trying to block the board’s decision to close the private women’s college at the end of this academic year.

The college says changing its leadership won’t change what it calls “insurmountable financial, recruitment and operational challenges.”

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