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On the cover: Turning over a new leaf, Skidmore Scope is redesigned for full color, with all the verve and subtlety to depict real life at Skidmore.


Skidmore's faculty are some of the dog-lovingest folks in town. See the photo gallery for a glimpse. (Photos by Gary Gold)


Skidmore’s investments may be small, but their performance is huge

Community collaboration transforms a historic downtown church into a performing arts venue

Art whirl
Costume and clothing appraiser pieces together
the good life in New York City

Teachers' pets
Faculty dog-owners wag a few tales


Skidmore quiz:
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The new Beijing exchange program is up and running. The first Skidmore students are studying there now, and this fall a group of professors and others from Beijing University spent a week at Skidmore meeting with faculty and administrators. Click here for details.

Hall of Fame at Skidmore? It’s true, and the first inductees -- from a ‘40s golf phenom to ‘90s record-breakers in basketball, hockey, and tennis -- were welcomed in October. Read about the ceremony here.

LS 1 is out; “first-year seminars” are in. The freshman curriculum has been updated: instead of the same big course with smaller discussion sections, new students next fall will choose among smaller courses in a range of topics, still with critical thinking and interdisciplinary approaches at the core. More info to come in future Scopes.