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Jan19
Reading
Online Readings of Young Adult Novels

Virtual: Class Leader: Bella PittlMy favorite books to read are novels by authors like Rainbow Rowell, James Patterson, Stephanie Meyer, etc. Books like Hunger Games, Divergent, Eleanor and Park are…

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Jan19
Community
Knitting in the Round - Pompom Hat, Cowl, Headband

Virtual: Class Leader: Jen McDonald (Director of Health Promotion)This program is appropriate for students who have some knitting experience and are ready to learn some new knitting skills. Supplies…

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Jan19
Community
Learn To Make Ribbonmaile Jewelry & Charms

Virtual: Class Leader: Valen LawsonJoin us for this workshop and we’ll walk you through how to make ribbonmaile jewelry and charms with no pliers, adhesives, or jewelry making experience…

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Jan19
Film
Book & Movie Club

Virtual: Class Leader: Jaclyn FingerJoin us in reading and discussing two books and their corresponding movies: "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" by Ian Reid and "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan.Click…

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Why Skidmore?
We're a dynamic community where Creative Thought Matters in every pursuit.
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Student Stories
Learn why Skidmore students choose to come here in their own words.
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Creative Thought Works
See how the liberal arts differentiate our alumni every day, in every field, around the world.
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    Associate Professor of Psychology Corinne Moss-Racusin is the only known recipient in the history of the prestigious award to be affiliated with a liberal arts college rather than a major research institution.
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    Political science, history and Black studies faculty discussed the historical significance and impact of the Jan. 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, and affirmed the central role of colleges in countering misinformation.
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    How would you express Creative Thought Matters in under a minute? Check out this video for a cross section of Skidmore College in less than 60 seconds.
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    As Skidmore looks to 2021, members of College faculty and leadership believe the liberal arts offer a way to navigate through tumultuous times toward a hopeful vision for the future.
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    Around the world and close to home, 2020 presented enormous challenges but also offered moments of incredible perseverance and compassion. The entire Skidmore community also demonstrated true heroism, resilience and — most of all — creativity.
  • Elliot+Kreitenberg+loads+a+UV+light+machine+onto+an+airplane
    Elliot Kreitenberg ’14 and Leejay Pollacchi ’13 are behind a groundbreaking UVC disinfection system being used to sanitize airplane interiors and potentially reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 during air travel.
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    President Marc Conner and Barbara Reyes-Conner reflect on the Skidmore community’s good will and strength in the face of incredible challenges and extend wishes for a joyous and peaceful holiday season.
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    The first major snowfall of the season quickly covered Skidmore’s campus with waist-high snow, offering scenes of wintery peace, beauty and wonder during this holiday season.
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    Cross-cultural experiences, artistic achievement and innovative research — Skidmore students achieved these and much more during an extraordinary semester framed by a global pandemic.
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We believe that every life is made more profound with creativity at its core.

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Curriculum
No matter what discipline you pursue, you'll look at it from every angle, connecting different modes of thinking and unrelated ideas. Choose a major, combine interests, or forge your own path altogether.
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Campus
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Community
Welcome to a place thriving with individual expressions, and a unique setting where they all work together. With hundreds of student-run clubs, including dozens of sustainability, health, and wellness programs–you’re invited to explore your unexpected.
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Careers
No matter what you’re meant to be, do, or inspire, Skidmore is the start of your path to a life of purpose. Here, you’ll find personalized, on-campus resources to explore what’s possible, define your vision, and jump-start your life’s work.
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We’re completely committed to environmental action. From our own solar field and 29 buildings with geothermal heating and cooling, to student-run composting, gardens, and more–we’re doing it ourselves so our ecosystems, and those beyond them, can reap immediate benefits.

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Creative Thought Works
See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work in their fields, their passions and the world in which we live.
 
Derrick Yam
’17
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
Don't be afraid of unconventional career paths. Just because most of your class, friends or family work in a certain industry does not mean you have to. Combining your interests is easier than you might think. If you work hard and put yourself out there, you'll meet the right people to help you along the way.
Derrick Yam ’17
Quantitative Analyst, Baltimore Ravens
Emily Lazar
’93
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
I don't like sitting around talking about gear or plug-ins. For me, mastering engineering is all about listening! It’s about making decisions and having confidence in the creative direction you’ve chosen. So be a good listener.
Emily Lazar ’93
President/Engineer, The Lodge Mastering
Jeremy Sigel
’99
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
The rules of the media industry are ever-changing. It's likely your future job does not exist yet. Embrace disruption and plan for flexibility in response to the unexpected. When making career decisions, think about your next jump. Put yourself in situations that lead to many alternative futures.
Jeremy Sigel ’99
Vice President, CBS Interactive