Diversity at Skidmore
Diversity in the News
- Beatlemore ends an era
Beatlemore Skidmania 2017 was the last one under the oversight of its faculty founder, Gordon Thompson. He and student coordinator Will Scott '18 reflect on that and the future of the wildly popular tradition. Read More.
- Free speeches
Public discussions that cross both cultures and disciplines are coming up soon. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares kickoff
"They not only collect the donations, but deliver them to our food pantry with smiling faces. We look forward to seeing them each year." Read More.
- Free speeches
Gender and race, Judaism in India, and new media are slated for discussion this week. Read More.
- Free speeches
Free public events this week include "Keep Dat A$$ Jumping," a lecture in youth music and gender issues. Read More.
- Bridging cultures and generations
Skidmore employees and other local residents who volunteer as ambassadors and supporters for international students often say they get more benefits than they give. Read More.
- Vis-a-vis: "In It" inspirations
Diversity issues at the intersections of gender and race brought audiences together last week for a second year of "In It" discussions and forums. Read More.
- Free speeches
Upcoming talks and events include art, business and a residency by a Caribbean-British writer, this year's McCormack Visiting Scholar-Artist. Read More.
- Camara clara
A camera helped Ele Martinez express himself while he learned English as a third language. Now he's bringing cameras to youngsters in his southern Mexico homeland. Read More.
- Vis-a-vis: Homecoming
Last weekend spotlighted varsity sports and team reunions, Hispanic and African heritage events, and more. Read More.
- Free speeches
A Hillel-sponsored talk by a Palestinian Muslim is among the guest lectures on campus soon. Read More.
- "In It" together
Round 2 of Skidmore's "In It" diversity events, Oct. 11-13, include gender and other identity discussions featuring alumni, an eminent scholar and a student with her mother and grandmother. Read More.
- Perspectives on prison
Justice and rehabilitation, inequity and immobility, and other complex issues of mass incarceration in America are themes in a faculty-student project that's part of a national traveling show. Read More.
- Free speeches
Public lectures coming up at Skidmore include expert talks on racial, environmental, and business issues. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Welcome week
Skidmore kicks off the fall 2017 semester Read More.
- Precollege preview whets appetites
Studying with Skidmore students and sharing campus life are part of a summer college preview for teenagers--such as Wenqin and Andrew, both returning to campus as freshmen this fall. Read More.
- Alumni pride
From 14th to 42nd Street, Skidmore alumni and students sported not just green but rainbows, as part of the New York City Pride march this summer. Read More.
- Opening out
For Skylar Kergil '13, becoming a transgender man has also meant becoming an ever more thoughtful, open, and humane person -- not to mention an author and YouTube hit. Read More.
- President's Award winners
A professor, a staff member, an office and five outstanding students were recognized with President's awards. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Home work
House and hearth, neighborhood, and community are informing campus life lately. This week in photos includes gardening, a faculty milestone, and documentary projects on space and place. Read More.
- Powerful stage presence
If a play is "a social document," says actor and director Chris Staley '09, then he'll be in the right place this June: at Skidmore's 25th-anniversary SITI theater workshop. Read More.
- Watch and learn
Watch a few of our videos (some of them student-produced!) to experience Skidmore in a way that words sometimes just can't describe. Read More.
- All-American talk
Two Skidmore basketball players have been named All-Americans after record-breaking years. Read More.
- Ujima fashion show
Students used this year's Ujima fashion show to reflect the perseverance and strength to excel that have marked so much of African, Caribbean, and African American history. Read More.
- Curating "Africa Pop"
"It is impossible to describe the feeling when a work of art that you've only dreamed about being in your show hangs in front of you," says Hanna Traore '17, who is curating a Tang Museum show for her senior thesis. Read More.
- Saratoga Mentoring
At Skidmore, student engagement occurs in both the classroom and the community. Bella Bennett '17, an environmental studies major with a minor in geology, became a mentor because "I have had a lot of strong role models in my life and wanted to be there for someone else." Read More.
- Interweaving studies
An interest in vintage clothing has helped Alessandra Canario '18 shape and integrate her studies at Skidmore. Read More.
- Women's History Month
Skidmore celebrated National History Month by highlighting a few of its women (disorderly, impressive, and creative) who influence the College and the world. Read More.
- Local "Great Migration"
A historic Albany, N.Y., neighborhood--founded by a Mississippi minister and settled by other emigrants from the Jim Crow South--is explored in a documentary to be screened at Skidmore on Thursday, April 13. Read More.
- Muslim in America
Moustafa Bayoumi, author of "This Muslim American Life," will speak at Skidmore Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Brielmaier on This is Skidmore
The Tang's curator-at-large discusses her four guiding principles on podcast Read More.
- Hip hopportunities
Cristian Fernandez '19 likes engaging with professors, social issues, and his hiphop audiences. Read More.
- Listen up: "This is Skidmore"
What is Skidmore? This podcast has answers. Hear stories of alumni, students, faculty, and friends to discover what makes Skidmore Skidmore. Read More.
- Intersecting isms
Guest speaker Bonnie Thornton Dill, a leading feminist theorist, will discuss intersections of gender with race, class, and other identities. Her Coburn Lecture takes place Thursday, March 30. Read More.
- Fashion and culture
Ujima, Skidmore's student club promoting African and Caribbean cultures, is promising one of its biggest fashion shows ever. This year's event is this Saturday, March 25, at 6 p.m. Read More.
- Gender attitude changers
The authors of Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights spoke about their research at Skidmore recently, and a student offers this summary. Read More.
- Art and race forum
A scholar, a filmmaker, and an activist will discuss whiteness and American multiculturalism Thursday, March 23. The panel is part of a Tang Museum project to accelerate access and inclusion. Read More.
- A blot on Brand USA?
How can American capitalism foster wide opportunity as well as race-based exploitation? Management scholar Pushkala Prasad, explains in her Moseley Faculty Research Lecture on Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Winfrey, Tisch, Moore at Commencement 2017
Education advocates Oprah Winfrey, Ann Tisch, and Wes Moore to receive honorary degrees from Skidmore College at May 2017 Commencement Read More.
- Social inequality debated
"Inequality and Race" is the topic for a public conversation between fellows of the Manhattan Institute and the Brookings Institution, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. Read More.
- Black History Month means...
Student clubs and campus offices mark Black History Month with a range of public events, but how does it resonate with individual students? Read More.
- Places, please
Assistant Professor of American Studies and award-winning architectural and urban historian Amber Wiley knows what makes a particular place stand out. Read More.
- Pursuing happiness
Three Skidmore young alumni are bucking the millennial stereotype with their success in the entertainment industry. Read More.
- Immigration and the Skidmore community
On Jan. 29, President Philip A. Glotzbach issued a statement to the Skidmore community about the Trump administration's executive order to restrict travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and ban refugees. Read More.
- Music man
From the stage at Beatlemore Skidmania to the recording studio with the Roots, David Slitzky '14 has found his rhythm. Read More.
- Jobs for those with special needs
When Sara Mae Pratt '12 opened Schenectady's Puzzles Bakery and Cafe in 2015, her primary goal was to hire people with special needs who otherwise struggle to find jobs. Read More.
- Coming home
For Juan De Jesus '09, Skidmore paved the way out of his South Bronx neighborhood, but he chose to go back and give back, as a teacher at his old school. Read More.
- Year in review
Skidmore celebrated the high points, reflected on the low, and came together over the ones in between in 2016. Read More.
- From Syria to Skidmore--and Around the Globe
Hadia Bakkar '20 passes undetected among her fellow students in Skidmore's Case Center. Dressed in sage jeans and a deep red sweater, her eyes light against her pale olive skin, her long journey from Syria to Saratoga Springs isn't evident at first glance. Read More.
- Love and death--and race
Writer, filmmaker, activist, and professor Kathleen Conwell Collins '63 died before seeing the impact of her work. Now that her daughter has taken it public, it's making headlines. Read More.
- Blossoming on Wall Street
Melvis Langyintuo '12 was back to visit campus just as new freshman Thabang Maphothoane '17 happened by. Soon they were working together at Goldman Sachs. Read More.
Students in "Spanish for Heritage Speakers" worked on a real-world project with the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority. Read More.
- Creative drama on stage
A classical, even primal odyssey tale that uses electronic effects and probes today's refugee crises, Skidmore's inventive take on The Orphan Sea opens this Wednesday, Nov. 30. Read More.
- Commemorating music history
Skidmore helps observe the 150th birthday of African-American (and onetime Saratogian) composer and singer Harry T. Burleigh in events from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. Read More.
- Genetic politics in Phi Beta Kappa talk
How do liberals and conservatives feel about genetics and race? genetics and free will? genetics and politics? A Harvard scholar shares her ideas Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- From Tribeca to Sundance
An award-winning documentary film by Prof. Cecilia Aldarondo will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. Read More.
- Innovator and scholar joins Tang Museum
Isolde Brielmaier--a curator, scholar, and writer with experience in contemporary art shows and programs--has been appointed curator-at-large for Skidmore's Tang Museum. Read More.
- Driving tomorrow's trends
"At Skidmore I suffered FOMO--fear of missing out--when my friends talked about their study abroad," says Eli Johnston '14. Now it's FOMO no more: Johnston is working in East Asia's booming tech economy. Read More.
- International week and "Islam 101"
Offering "a crash course in Islam 101," storyteller and comedian Aman Ali will speak and field questions Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Ethiopian pop
Debo Band, acclaimed for its Ethiopian traditions mixed with American soul and Euro brass stylings, performs and teaches at Skidmore this Saturday, Nov. 5. Read More.
- Headscarves and burkinis
From offices to beaches, women in "Muslim" garb are making news. A student and faculty panel will discuss the issue Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Tang Museum. Read More.
- Strands of storytelling
Growing up with a tailor and lots of well-told stories, Sonya Clark became a fiber artist praised for "her sensitive, boldly imaginative eye." She'll speak on campus Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Tang Museum. Read More.
- Endowed chairs in history and Chinese studies
Timely and relevant new professorships--strengthening Skidmore's offerings in history, Asian studies, and other fields--have been donated and filled. Read More.
- Sigmund and Hillary
Skidmore business professor Minita Sanghvi has some insights into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. A scholar of the marketing of female politicians, Sanghvi says Clinton has a Freudian asset that could be boosting her appeal among voters: she's following her husband. Read More.
- Skidmore celebrates National Coming Out Day
October 11 marks the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, promoting a safe world for LGBTQ individuals to live truthfully and openly. Skidmore's commitment to inclusivity is reflected throughout the College. Read More.
- "Hate nationalism" and call centers
"Phone Clones: Hate Nationalism in Transnational Customer Service Work" is this year's Zankel Lecture. The discussion of Asian call-center workers and their Western customers takes place Monday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Residency explores ancestry, identity
"HaMapah/The Map"--a multimedia, genealogical dance performance by DNAWORKS--takes place this Thursday, Sept. 29. Related discussions about identity and belonging will be held this Friday, Sept. 30. Read More.
- Inside immigration and identity
Pulitzer winner Jose Antonio Vargas--director of White People and Documented--will discuss immigration and identity at Skidmore on Sept. 28. Read More.
- New Buddhism studies professorship
A new tenure-track faculty position in Buddhist studies will strengthen Skidmore's offerings in both religious studies and Asian studies, thanks to a Ho Foundation grant. Read More.
- We remember
Hear today's students, faculty, and staff discuss 9/11's impact. Read More.
JuVan Langford '10 made Influencive's "30 under 30" list. But it's not just about success, the magazine notes; it's about young entrepreneurs who are "creating life on their own terms." Read More.
- 2020 Vision
Skidmore welcomes the Class of 2020. Read More.
- Abilities empowered
Camp Abilities, for children and teens who are visually impaired, was hosted for its third summer at the Skidmore campus and nearby venues. Read More.
- Pencils of Promise
Melvis Langyintuo '12 successfully raised $50,000 to build two schools in his hometown of Tamale, Ghana. Read More.
- Skidmore reflects on #OrlandoShooting
Members of the Skidmore community reflect on the assault on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Read More.
- Filmmaking professor debuts at TriBeCa
English professor Cecilia Aldarondo has had her documentary film Memories of a Penitent Heart accepted in the renowned TriBeCa Film Festival. Read More.
- College prep leg-up
Mentoring, money, and more are available to help high school students attend Skidmore's summer Pre-College Program, thanks to a new foundation grant. Read More.
- Tang awarded Mellon grant
An Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will seed a $1.2 million initiative to explore diversity and collections at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College Read More.
- Show Your Sport to host discussion featuring prominent speakers
An April 11 discussion on LGBTQ inclusivity will feature two prominent speakers: Kate Fagan and Kristin Russo. Admission is open to all. Read More.
- Student projects earn $20,000
A student from Pakistan will return with life-saving vaccines for a poor region. A Maldives native will promote civic waste management on her island. Read More.
- Critiquing management scholarship
Prasad book throws down the gauntlet in critical management scholarship Read More.
- Hip hop and social change
Hip-hop activist, journalist, and 2008 Green Party vice presidential candidate Rosa Clemente wants to change the world. She will speak at Skidmore March 30. Read More.
- Identity poetry
Blood--in the lives of migrants and laborers, prostitutes and hoodlums, Mexicans and Bosnians--is the motif of one poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. He gives a public reading at Skidmore on March 23. Read More.
- #BlackLivesMatter founder Alicia Garza to speak at Skidmore
Garza will deliver the keynote address at the NY6 LGBTQIA Spectrum Conference Feb. 27 Read More.
- Islamophobia under discussion
A Feb. 24 discussion hosted by the Office of Spiritual Life and Hayat, a student club, will promote tolerance. All are welcome. Read More.
- Ujima to present 25th annual fashion show
This year's theme: "What Do You See When You See Me?" More than 30 students are invovled in staging the popular event. Read More.
- Record-breaking year for Skidmore applications
The number of students seeking to join Skidmore's Class of 2020 has now reached nearly 9,100 -- officially the largest group of applicants in College history. Read More.
- Matters of sex and race
Masculinity, race, politics, and citizenship engaged students at a recent national conference. Read More.
- Saratoga's MLK observance to feature Skidmore contributors
Several Skidmore people will be among those engaged in the multi-day community celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read More.
- Flare-ups tackled in class
Students in "Multicultural Flare-ups" analyzed hot issues like the killing of black suspects by white police, sexual assault in the military, and a county clerk's refusal, on religious grounds, to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Read More.
- Nigerian soccer players find new home at Skidmore
Here's a two-fer: a feature story about Nigerian soccer players Adebare Oyeniyi '17 and Austin Okoye '18, and an advance on the Liberty League men's soccer championship. Read More.
- Harvard scholar to deliver Fiscus lecture Oct. 29
Noted legal expert Charles Ogletree to discuss race and justice in America during Thursday's lecture. Read More.
- UAlbany prof to lecture on Hollywood's depiction of black women
Janelle Hobson will examine the limited representations of black women in film and TV in her Oct. 22 talk. Read More.
- American Studies to sponsor talk on history of hate speech
Franklin and Marshall College scholar Alison Kibler will share her research on how action against racial ridicule at the dawn of the 20th century resonates in contemporary debates over hate speech. Read More.
- Inspiring hope in Hong Kong
Kevin Wang '17 had an unexpectedly inspiring high school English class. His teacher asked questions that touched him, that made him feel alive. Now he's sharing that gift overseas. Read More.
- Public welcome at Solomon Northup Day celebration
Cheryl J. LaRoche of the University of Maryland, College Park, is the keynote speaker at this year's event, the 17th annual celebration of Northup and his story. Read More.
- Skidmore's UWC scholars are global student-citizens
United World Colleges want to make education a force to united people, nations and cultures for a peaceful, sustainable future. Skidmore's UWC schoalrs are living that mission. Read More.
- Skidmore's "born free" cohort
For some Skidmore students, the notion of freedom carries special significance. Read More.
- IGR conference to draw national audience
An upcoming conference on Intergroup Relations is expected to draw nearly 150 participants to hear national scholars on the subjects of racial and ethnic relations, and the campus climate. Read More.
- Class project a powerful tool for acceptance
Volleyball players Clare Kenny and Aria Goodman, both Class of 2015, asked fellow athletes to declare themselves LGBTQ allies. They got a strong, unequivocal response. Read More.
- Community reading event taps Skidmore talent
Skidmore students bring stories to life for kids and families Read More.
- Latin American film series continues on campus
Four films will explore Latin American culture and society. Pictured above is Junior from "Pelo Malo" ("Bad Hair"). Read More.
- Jazz Institute faculty to teach, perform
It's not quite summer--yet. But that's not stopping a quintet of faculty members from the Skidmore Jazz Institute to teach and perform on campus Feb. 28-March 1. Read More.
- Latin American films to be featured in Skidmore series
Series of four films and discussions will explore contemporary Latin American culture and society. Read More.
- Skidmore prof to lead film discussion in town-gown series
Assistant Professor of History Eric Morser to offer commentary on Native American film "Smoke Signals" Read More.
- Chamber event links international students and the community
Skidmore students from around the globe explore career and internship opportunities in their adopted home town Read More.
- Tang exhibition presents South Asian paintings
Show features paintings that span artistic and cultural traditions from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Read More.
- Tang show re-examines Civil Rights Movement
Paintings, prints, and photographs from the Tang collection inspire reflection Read More.
- A message from President Glotzbach on recent national events
'At a time of year that should be devoted to joy and celebration, let us acknowledge, honor, and share the pain that too many people in our country are experiencing as the result of racial and other factors that continue to divide our nation,' he writes. Read More.
- Issues of inclusion
Efforts are underway to develop a more inclusive Skidmore. Tobi Ewing (left) and Kiara Boone, both Class of 2015, are leaders of I, Too, Am Skidmore. Read More.
- 'We Can't Breathe' drop-in session set for Tuesday, Dec. 9
Office of Student Diversity Programs offers an 'open space' to share emotions and experiences Read More.
- A re-examinination of the Civil Rights Movement
Using a current show at the Tang Museum, students are gaining new insights into the Civil Rights Movement. The students will present their findings at a Dec. 10 event. Read More.
- Ferguson events spark campus rally, solidarity march
Members of the Skidmore community walk on North Broadway Dec. 1 as part of a nation-wide rally in the wake of events in Ferguson, Mo. (Bob Kimmerle photo) Read More.
- Art and activism in an intergenerational setting
At the nation's largest multiracial, intergenerational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders, Tashawn Reagon '16 will join her mother and grandmother for a conversation about race. Read More.
- Students launch Social Justice Month
Skidmore students have organized a month-long series of events to raise awareness and inspire action. Read More.
- Speaker to explore border security and related issues
Todd Miller, author of "Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security," will give a talk on Nov. 7 Read More.
- Founding a new business with duct tape
When EntrePrep challenges high school students to launch a new commercial enterprise for a day, there's no predicting what they'll come up with. Read More.
- Legal scholar to discuss racial justice and incarceration
Noted civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander to give public talk Oct. 22. Read More.
- Skidmore students to perform at Saratoga's international food festival
Local restaurants will showcase international cuisine at Oct. 11 event; special offer for Skidmore students. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces new book of choice
This year's selection centers on Native American themes; related books for young readers also announced. Read More.
- Tang Museum presents three solo shows
Works by cutting-edge contemporary artists draw on race, feminism, Brazilian modernism Read More.
- NCAA grant supports new Athletics position
Nekisha N. Quinney of Austin, Texas, named assistant director of athletics. Read More.
- Exploring pathways to college
Thirty-seven high school students - mostly rising seniors from New York City and upstate New York - spent three days on the campus as CFES (College for Every Student) Scholars. Led by mentors from Skidmore, CFES, Union College, Cornell University and other institutions, they focused on leadership and exploring pathways to college. Read More.
- Skidmore to host Solomon Northup Day, July 19
A story of enslavement and eventual freedom inspires an afternoon of reflection and celebration. Read More.
- Rabbi's "Sacred Scraps" to be featured at exhibition
Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Skidmore's Jewish chaplain, has earned acclaim for her ground-breaking work as a soferet (Torah scribe). This Spring Street Gallery exhibition demonstrates the beauty of the parchment-making process. Read More.
- Performance, workshop by Climbing Poe Tree
Duo to emphasize themes of environmental and social justice. Read More.
- Breaking records
Skidmore has offered admission to a select group of students from a record 8,700 applicants seeking membership to the Class of 2018. Read More.
- Lecture to explore the roots of Arab uprisings
Rami Zurayk of the American University of Beirut says thousands of hungry, jobless rural migrants are reshaping the Arab world. He'll give a talk, "Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice" at 7 p.m. April 7 in Davis Auditorium. Read More.
- Author, trans activist Janet Mock to speak on campus
Founder of the #Girlslikeus project, Mock is known for using media to explore issues of identity. Read More.
- Activist for agricultural workers in Latin America to present film
Founder of La Isla Foundation, Jason Glaser, will screen his documentary Bananaland: Blood, Bullets, and Poison Read More.
- Solomon Northup's story resonates in contemporary America
The story of Solomon Northup (above) is not just a history lesson. Area scholars will discuss implications of the Northup story for contemporary America in a March 19 program. Read More.
- Skidmore takes lead role in Solomon Northup Day
The story of Solomon Northup, depicted in the film 12 Years a Slave, has special meaning for Saratoga Springs. The annual event in Northup's honor, shown above in 2013, will now be organized by Skidmore. Read More.
- "Classless Society" a distinctive exploration of income disparity
Income inequality was an agenda item at the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting and has been frequently addressed by Pope Francis. These conversations make the current "Classless Society" exhibition at the Tang more relevant than ever. Read More.
- Actress/writer Obehi Janice in residence on campus this week
Guest artist known for exploring the power of voice in identity, politics, cultural exchange, and testimony. Read More.
- Tang show and Perlow Lecture explore Jewish identity
New exhibition features graphic novels by four artists who depict Jewish life. Feb. 5 panel (this year's Perlow Lecture) to complement show. Read More.
- At White House Summit, Glotzbach pledges to double SEE-Beyond awards
Initiative expands the College's effort to give low-income and historically underserved students full access to its academic offerings. Read More.
- We celebrate
Saratoga Springs holds annual day of service, remembrance to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay #Skidmore Read More.
- Community partners for global awareness
Skidmore's international students connect with Saratoga Springs elementary pupils in cultural exchange program Read More.
- College to host conference on identity
Scholars to consider many forms of identity in two-day event. Read More.
- Social Justice Month offers events, activities
Student-organized program designed to increase awareness and stimulate action Read More.
- Journey of hope
Danny Tejada '09 returns to his roots with an inspiring message for high school graduates. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads celebrates 10th year with selection of special book
Saratoga Reads, launched a decade ago as a Skidmore College-Saratoga collaboration, will return to its roots this year with the announcement of its book of choice for 2013-14, 'And the Mountains Echoed,' by Khaled Hosseini. Read More.
- New Heights: A decade of accomplishment under the Glotzbach presidency
Skidmore has made many notable advances -- from the First-Year Experience to the Arthur Zankel Music Center - during the first 10 years of the Glotzbach presidency. Read More.
- What was Miley thinking?
Ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong to take a critical look at American pop music in inaugural Judy Tsou '75 lecture. Read More.
- Music from China to perform at Zankel
Traditional and contemporary Chinese music to be featured at free Sept. 24 concert. Read More.
- Author of summer read gives students the inside story
Drawing on his New York Times bestseller, Wes Moore urges first-year students to make a positive difference. Read More.
- Joshua Woodfork to Direct President's Office
A former Skidmore faculty member, Woodfork also will coordinate strategic initiatives. Read More.
- Latino youth dancers on campus for summit
The Alma Latina dancers, a Mexican group based in Rochester, will be among a number of dance troupes from throughout the state on campus this week for the first-ever Latino Dance Summit. Read More.
- Shaping interpersonal--and interspecies--dynamics
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- Pre-College Program a jump start for eager students
Summer fun can take many forms. Right now, 74 ambitioius high school students are enrolled in Skidmore's Pre-College Program, earning college credits in studio and liberal arts. Read More.
- Hollywood celebrates Solomon Northup
Representatives of Fox Searchlight, distributor of a soon-to-be-released film that brings to life Solomon Northup's chronicle of his 12 years as a slave, joined dozens of Northup's descendants at an annual remembrance of the Saratogian's life and work. Read More.
- Solomon Northup Day, July 20
Skidmore will host the 15th annual tribute to Solomon Northup, a free-born African-American who was abducted into slavery in 1841 and held for 12 years. His memoir, "Twelve Years a Slave," will soon be released as a film by Fox Searchlight. Read More.
- Skidmore honored for increasing access
College recognized for commitment to access for underrepresented students. Read More.
- Williams named College's first Institute for Responsible Citizenship Delegate
Sophomore Williams is the first Skidmore student selected from more than 700 applicants this year to the Washington, D.C.-based institute. Read More.
- "I won't stand for . . . "
As part in the "I Won't Stand For . . ." movement, 300-plus students gathered last week to personalize T-shirts with social justice messages. Read More.
- Campus to mark Autism Awareness Month
For the fourth straight year, students of psychology Professor Rachel Mann Rosan have arranged a month of public events to observe Autism Awareness Month. Read More.
- Skidmore students launch Social Justice Month
Organizers present a wide range of events and activities to raise awareness Read More.
- Celebrating the Skidmore Mind
A series of 18 lectures, performances and exhibits will spotlight creative work in areas as diverse as business, ecology, computer science, and the arts. Read More.
- Author/artist Kip Fulbeck on campus April 3
Fulbeck's own multiracial background is the springboard for conversations on ethnic stereotypes and cultural identity. Read More.
- Mix and match
Career-minded students and alumni of color connected at Skidmore's Multicultural Speed-Networking Reception in New York City. #Skidmore Read More.
- Legendary performer Ben Vereen to give show at Zankel
Tickets go on sale March 15 for June 7 show, presented by SaratogaArtsFest Read More.
- Diversity workshops set for March 6
Noted filmmaker, author and diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah will conduct four workshops for students, faculty and staff. The programs are part of a series of community events sponsored by the President's Office and organized by the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU). Read More.
- Famed AIDS quilt to make one-day stop at the Tang
On Feb. 14 the Tang will display one panel of the massive AIDS memorial quilt begun in 1987 Read More.
- Black History Month
Every February Ujima and the Office of Student Diversity Programs team up on programs to celebrate Black History Month. One of the most popular events is the Ujima Fashion Show, scheduled Feb. 2. Read More.
- Celebrating a legend
There will be several opportunities for members of the Skidmore community to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the days ahead. Read More.
- Student groups to present end-of-semester concerts
Skidmore's Department of Music has announced a variety of student concerts celebrating a semester of hard work. Read More.
- Doing well by doing good
American studies students have organized a series of cultural events to benefit a regional summer camp for girls. FemFest 2012 offers music, art and poetry, all for a good cause. Read More.
- Crisis of Zionism
Controversial author Peter Beinart will be on campus Nov. 8 as this fall's featured Jacob Perlow lecturer. Read More.
- SEE-Beyond project: Images of India
If you've seen the Academy Award-winning documentary Born into Brothels, you know the remarkable results that filmmaker Zana Briski achieved when she gave cameras to the children of prostitutes living in the red-light district of Calcutta. Inspired by Briski, who delivered the second Carr Lecture at the College last fall, David Schlenker '13 adopted a similar approach in his SEE-Beyond assignment this summer, made possible by a $4,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Interning with the nonprofit Project Why to teach English to fourth- and fifth-graders in South Delhi's Okhla slums, Schlenker--a history and international affairs dual major--decided to step it up a notch and simultaneously teach the essentials of photography. Read More.
- SEE-Beyond offers intensive summer learning opportunities
Destinations for an exotic summer vacation? Not exactly. These are just some of the locations where Skidmore College students are Italy. China. India. Guatemala. Nicaragua. Destinations for an exotic summer vacation? Not exactly. These are just some of the locations where Skidmore College students are based this summer, working and learning, as inaugural participants in Skidmore's new SEE-Beyond program. Read More.
- David Schlenker '13 wins SEE-Beyond award
David Schlenker '13, received SEE-Beyond Award for his upcoming summer internship in India! Read More.
- Granito: How to nail a dictator. See flyer below.
Granito: How to nail a dictator. See flyer below. Read More.
- Environmental scholar to discuss field study in Bhutan
Robin Sears, vice president for academic affairs at the School for Field Studies (SFS), will discuss "Optimize your gross happiness: Study abroad! Environmental field studies in Bhutan and other exciting places" on Wednesday, Oct. 24 Read More.
- Special Topic 2013: FL231: Crime Fiction around the World.
Special Topic 2013: FL231: Crime Fiction around the World. Read More.
- Special Topic 2013: FL251: Contemporary German Cinema.
Special Topic 2013: FL251: Contemporary German Cinema. Read More.
- Special Topic Courses Spring 2013
Special Topic Courses Spring 2013 Read More.
- Hip hop to HaMapah
DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization in residence on campus this month, will present two public events: Hip Hop: Theatre of Now, an interactive lecture-demo, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. HaMapah/The Map, a multimedia dance journey tracing the intersections of African, American, and Jewish heritages, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in the Skidmore Dance Theater. Read More.
- Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf visits Skidmore
We are very pleased to announce that the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York, of the Interfaith Center of New York, a member of the World Economic Forum, and founder and CEO of the Cordoba Initiative. Read More.
- Islamic law historian
Ben-Gurion University scholar Iris Agmon will present a talk titled "Justice of the Kadi: New Perspectives on Ottoman Law" on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Skidmore. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 8 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Rose Bouboushian is off to Venezuela for an internship with FundaciÃÂ³n Aldeas de Paz
Rose Bouboushian, class of 2012, is on her way to Venezuela this summer to intern with FundaciÃÂ³n Aldeas de Paz. She was also a recipient of the Skidmore Summer Internship award. Read More.
- Kelsey Yam has big plans for this summer!
This summer Kelsey Yam, class of 2013, will be heading abroad for her first time. She's secured an internship with Soccer Without Borders (SWB) in Uganda. SWB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change. SWB hosts core programs in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Uganda, coaching soccer and providing educational lessons/life skills to boys and girls of all ages. "Our goal at SWB is to provide these kids with resources that they do not typically have in order to learn and to realize their full potential" explains Kelsey. Read More.
- FLL Prize Winners 2012
Foreign Languages & Literatures Prizes 2012 Read More.
- Academic Festival 2012 and our students!
Academic Festival 2012 and our students! Read More.
- Skylar Sasson '12 to present on importance of study abroad
Skylar Sasson '12 to present on importance of study abroad Read More.
- CHALLENGING THE MYTH!!
CHALLENGING THE MYTH!! Can Education Majors Study Abroad? Of Course they can!! So why does the myth persist? Read More.
- David Schlenker '13, received SEE-Beyond Award for his upcoming summer internship in India!
David Schlenker, class of 2013, will be heading to New Delhi, India this summer for an 8 week teaching internship. He also recently received the Educational Experience Award (SEE Beyond) that will help fund this endeavor. Below are excerpts from an essay he wrote on the project. Congratulations to David! Read More.