A liberal arts education certainly represents a personal good for our graduates, preparing them not only to make a living but also to create a life worth living—a life that truly matters for themselves and others. But a Skidmore education also represents a broader social good that is seldom remarked upon in contemporary discussions of higher education. We highlight this value in our expressed determination to prepare our graduates to live as informed, responsible, and globally and interculturally aware citizens who are not only capable of bringing their personal plans to fruition but who also strive to make the world a better place for all.
Civic Engagement at Skidmore
- With elaborate picnic baskets, a silent auction, and generous donations, community members offered their support to the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund.
- Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist” is the First-Year Experience's summer reading. A memoir, the book details Kendi’s real-life encounters with racism and his advice on eliminating it.
- The two leading public intellectuals with differing political and philosophical views spoke to the Skidmore community about their friendship and shared commitment to the liberal arts.
- Nine young classical musicians are sharing their talents with Skidmore College and Saratoga Springs remotely this fall during the 14th biannual Ensemble Connect program residency.