Spring 2020 Commitment to Communication
Ongoing and enhanced communication with the entire Skidmore campus community of students, faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees and our students’ parents and families has been crucial to Skidmore's COVID-19 planning process and to providing our students with the highest quality educational opportunities and experiences possible while prioritizing health and safety.
- Last week we shared an update on the fall planning with all faculty and staff on Wednesday, and a separate update with all parents and students on Thursday.
- Skidmore College has received $820,317 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students as part of the Federal CARES Act, and has signed the Certification to the Department of Education.
- The last four months have certainly tested us all in ways we never could have anticipated, and we thank you all for your efforts in supporting our students, each other and the mission of Skidmore College during such an immensely challenging time.
- Due to the remarkable efforts and contributions of our entire campus community, Skidmore has weathered the significant initial challenges posed by COVID-19 — Phase I of our planning — and has entered the next critical phase of planning for the College’s future.
- On the heels of Skidmore’s first-ever virtual Commencement ceremony, I wish to again congratulate the Class of 2020, arguably one of the most resilient classes in the College’s history — if not the most resilient — as I noted in my Commencement address on Saturday.
- Skidmore College has received $820,317 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Students as part of the Federal CARES Act.
- After careful consideration of current projections surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all on-campus summer institutes, camps, conferences, events, and academic programs, including all Summer Session courses and the Pre-College Program.
- This afternoon, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order that requires all "non-essential" workers to stay home, beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22, and extending through April 17.
- The recent days and weeks have been challenging and extremely busy. The pandemic brings plenty of uncertainties for everyone. I have spent many restless moments thinking about the effect this is having on every member of our community and marveling at the incredible efforts I have seen in all corners of our campus.
- As you know from news reports, the World Health Organization, based on the speed and scale of transmission, is now describing the global outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic.
- The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States and across the world. As serious as this situation is globally and nationally, it is important to note that the risk to most individuals in the United States remains low.
- As you are aware the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a virus that originated in China, has resulted in daily announcements about precautionary practices and, most recently, travel restrictions from governments and health authorities.
- ou have likely seen media reports of cases of an illness caused by a new type of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.