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Orientation is just the beginning

'First Six Weeks' is a comprehensive schedule of nearly 100 events through early October that aims to help first-year students transition to college life and establish a sense of place. More.

A warm welcome for the Class of '18

The 2014-15 academic year begins with one of the largest first-year classes in the College's history. More.

Kelsey Russell '14 named assistant soccer coach at Colby College

The All Liberty League standout racked up a roster of honors during her Skidmore career. More.

"Teeing Off on Cancer" Golf Classic to be held Aug. 25

Event founded seven years ago by Coach Darren Bennett and friend Patrick Swan More.

Arthur Berry '87 launches giant waterpark

The $163 million Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Water Park remains on schedule for a spring 2015 opening. More.

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Dan Osman '02
Camp Daybreak, where Dan Osman '02 is director, is sponsored by the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery and caters to kids ages 8 to 11 who have a range of social, emotional, behavioral needs and mental health conditions. More

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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.

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Underwater filmmakers Matt Weiss '09 and Jon Betz '09 face off with sharks

"National Geographic" tracks their extraordinary undersea project. More

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