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Skidmore In The News
Birth of a classic
The Kinks' recording of 'You Really Got Me' in the summer of 1964 would establish them as one of Britain's most important bands and Ray Davies as a songwriter to be watched, notes Gordon Thompson, professor and chair of music. More.
A 'beacon of tolerance'
As Temple Sinai approaches its golden anniversary, its membership speaks to the 'charismatic drawing power' of Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Jewish chaplin at Skidmore, and her husband, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein. More.
Culture wars have a new turf
Soccer offers a new turf to play out the "culture wars" between cosmopolitanism and traditionalism, writes Andrew Lindner, assistant professor of sociology. "It is a divide ... between a relativist worldview that embraces diversity and global culture and an outlook that aims to maintain what they see as traditional American culture." More.
Alexina Jones '03 heads area opera company
Jones is artistic director of the Hubbard Hall Opera in Cambridge, NY. The company recently launched its seventh season with "The Marriage of Figaro." More