On the cover: Academic regalia lend pomp and circumstance to Commencement’s rite of passage. (Photo by Gary Gold)
Anticipation: Waiting at the back during Skidmore’s commencement ceremony, loved ones are poised (and posied) to congratulate their new grads.
Boy, girl, boy, girl
Tackling issues of sex and gender in student culture
Harmony in the tropics
’46er orchestrates life’s changes into sweet music
Students take over the classroom…
…and learning takes over their lives
Leisure reading tips from retired faculty
Student-faculty research teams were hard at work this summer on a wide array of projects -- from opera history to computer algorithms to hydrology. For example, Christina Schull ’05 was studying Loughberry Lake, Saratoga’s drinking-water source for the past century. Working with environnmental-studies faculty members Kim Marsella and Sue Van Hook, Schull will prepare a report for city officials who are grappling with policy issues regarding the longevity and sufficiency of Loughberry as a reservoir for the fast-expanding city.
The joint's been jumpin' this summer, thanks to Skidmore’s special-programs office. The writers institute, several music programs, dance and theater residencies, art workshops, and other events drew thousands to campus, some for a week or two of intensive work and play, others just to sneak a peek (free of charge) at the many public performances and other cultural offerings. Watch the fall Scope for a look inside the Skidmore Flute Institute.
Saratoga Reads! That’s the name of an intergenerational town-gown program in which Saratogians of all ages and walks of life will read the same novel and then share in related cultural and educational activities. The steering committee includes Marie Glotzbach and husband Phil, Skidmore’s president. The selection advisory group -- including Skidmore faculty and a wide range of other community members -- is picking 15 candidate books. Then communitywide voting opens up, with the winning novel announced in October. Click here to find out more.