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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.

FEMA grant to further new research on firefighter health

Professor Denise Smith to lead largest national study investigating precise medical cause of cardiac death in the fire service. More.

Moss-Racusin helps White House scientists understand STEM gender bias

Assistant Professor Corinne Moss-Racusin shared research with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in July. It was the third time in 18 months that a Skidmore community member attended a high-profile White House meeting. More.

Biologists seek answers to fundamental questions about cells

The mysteries of plant cell walls are being revealed to Skidmore biologists engaged in summer collaborative research. 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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