Skidmore Student Lends a Hand to Local Refugees

When Rula Issa ‘17 came to the United States in 1998 seeking refuge from the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was warmly welcomed by Americans who sought to help her and her family assimilate to America and settle comfortably in their new home.

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Election 2016 at Skidmore

Many would describe this election season as exhausting, but at Skidmore it has been interesting and exploratory. Students, faculty, and staff have participated in community dialogues regarding the presidential campaigns, challenging each other's views and questioning values showcased by the candidates.

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Questioning the queue

"I'm only popular in the fall of even-numbered years," quips Skidmore political scientist Chris Mann on the "This is Skidmore" podcast. Why is his popularity in flux? Because he teaches campaigns and election research--hot topics leading up to November election days.

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Driving tomorrow's trends

"At Skidmore I suffered FOMO--fear of missing out--when my friends talked about their study abroad. So I quit the basketball team and studied in China," recalls Eli Johnston '14. Now it's FOMO no more: Johnston is back in Asia, where he'd vowed to return, and he's a very marketable professional in a very exciting economy.

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Skidmore hosts bipartisan discussion

Two local-area congressmen known for civil debate and bipartisan cooperation--Chris Gibson (Republican, 19th district) and Paul Tonko (Democrat, 20th district)--held a public conversation at Skidmore's Tang Museum on Oct. 10. Their discussion, "What Happened to Compromise? A Conversation About the Role of Civility in Congress and Daily Life," was moderated by Alexander Heffner, the host of PBS's "The Open Mind." The Congressmen covered issues ranging from the upcoming election to the future of political discourse and also took questions from the audience.

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News

January 12, 2017
What do students miss most about Skidmore when they leave for winter break? Student Blogger Brian Allan '17 created a list. Read More »
January 11, 2017
Many successful college students plan to major in one academic area and end up changing their minds, sometimes several times and sometimes quite dramatically. Read More »
January 10, 2017
Defending gold medalist Skidmore is hosting this week's American Culinary Federation conference, featuring an 11-college cook-off on Friday, Jan. 13, in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Read More »
January 9, 2017
Skidmore professor Mason Stokes's reflection about his mysterious namesake uncle has won inclusion in 2016's "Best American Essays." Read More »
December 22, 2016
When Rula Issa ‘17 came to the United States in 1998 seeking refuge from the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was warmly welcomed by Americans who sought to help her and her family assimilate to America and settle comfortably in their new home. Read More »

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January 16, 2017
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January 17, 2017
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January 18, 2017
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January 18, 2017
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January 19, 2017
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