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Smoke free

“This is not a policy about what we cannot do. Instead, it is an affirmation of the positive steps that we as a college are taking together to promote the health and well-being of our entire community,” President Philip A. Glotzbach said in a video message.


Skidmore News

Skidmore submits comments about proposed Title IX changes

Skidmore joined other colleges to submit comments on proposed changes to Title IX regulations in two separate letters to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Skidmore signed a joint letter from the and another one from throughout the United States.

We are still in

Skidmore has joined over 3,500 organizations that are standing by meeting the goals of the Paris Climate agreement. Read about Skidmore’s climate efforts on the or

NK Mabaso offers advice to international students

NK Mabaso, a senior from South Africa, offers advice for future international students and laughs at a few experiences in the United States that caught her by surprise.


Campus Notes

Cerri Banks, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, was quoted in an article about e-cigarette use on college campuses in Inside Higher Ed.


Yelena Biberman-Ocakli, assistant professor of political science, published an op-ed in a Kashmiri newspaper.


Jordana Dym, professor of history, co-organized a workshop at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island.


Chef Joe Greco of Dining Services appeared on the NewsChannel 13 MNYT program “Live at Noon.”


Siobhan Hart, associate professor of anthropology, has published her book “Colonialism, Community and Heritage in Native New England.”


Jill Linz, senior instructor of physics, published an article in Physics Today.


A drawing by Doretta Miller, professor of art, is on display at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.




Skidmore Spotlight

Nate Smith

Nate Smith, who works as an athletic communications and marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing, says he has every Skidmore sports fan’s dream job.


CIS updates
Spa Specials


Camp Northwoods

Registration for Skidmore’s summer day camp for children entering grades one to six is now open online for Skidmore employees.


Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held Friday, Feb. 1 in the Intramural/Dance Gym from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To check your eligibility, or to schedule a donation, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code SKIDMORE. For more information, .


Kids Night Out

Kids ages 5-14 are invited to participate in some well-supervised recreational activities,Friday, Feb. 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Williamson Sports Center. The cost is $10 per child. For more information, , or call ext. 5380.


Conference: Sharing the Wealth, Six Leading Black Intellectuals Talk About Their Work and the Culture

Margo Jefferson, Darryl Pinckney, Danzy Senna, Orlando Patterson, John McWhorter and Thomas Chatterton Williams consider issues ranging from identity politics to the future of race relations, Feb. 1-3 in Davis Auditorium. For more information, or


Bread Sale

Freshly baked breads are available for $4 a loaf on a first-come, first-served basis Friday, Feb. 1 in the Atrium Café, 3-5 p.m.


Rescheduled: Science on Tap

Kristofer Covey will discuss "3 Trillion and Counting: What Mapping Global Tree Density Taught Us About Science and the Popular Imagination" at the Parting Glass, Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. For more information,


Chinese New Year theme dinner

Join a Chinese New Year Celebration Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 5-7:30 p.m.


Lecture: Geoffrey Cohen

Geoffrey Cohen will discuss “Powerful but Invisible, Social Psychological Processes Shaping Student Success” on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Gannett Auditorium. For more information, .


Lecture: “Do We Really Have a Climate Crisis and Can It Be Solved?”

Oren Cass, domestic policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign, and Andrew Revkin, strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism for the National Geographic Society, will consider the urgency of action on climate change on Thursday, Feb. 7, 5-6:30 p.m., in Gannett Auditorium. For more information,


National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Skidmore Athletics National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the Williamson Sports Center. . For more information,


Sixth Annual Home Run Breakfast

Join Skidmore’s Softball team to raise funding toward their Spring 2019 season. Friday, Feb. 22, 7:15-9 a.m., Dining Hall, second floor.. For more information, .

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

Thursday, Jan. 31

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium


Friday, Feb. 1

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Murray Aikins Dining Hall, second floor


Friday, Feb. 1

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Palamountain, Gannett Auditorium


Saturday, Feb. 2

7-9 p.m.

Filene Recital Hall


Tuesday, Feb. 5

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery

Thursday, Feb. 7

5-7:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Mezzanine


Friday, Feb. 8

12-1 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room


Friday, Feb. 8

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, Feb. 9

4-5 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Wachenheim Gallery


Saturday, Feb. 9

5-6:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium

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