Red buds are blooming and trees are showing signs of spring on the campus of Sweet Briar College. Little more than a month has passed since the women's college in Southwestern Virginia said that it would close its doors for good, prompting its alumnae to rise up in an effort to save the institution. Meanwhile, the college's faculty and students are preparing for the end. Some students say they are learning that their transfer colleges can't supply them with the same financial aid they received at Sweet Briar. Faculty members are not giving up hope that their community will somehow be saved.