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Weekly Bulletin

COVID-19 Updates

Current campus COVID-19 policies

In response to the lifting of most state COVID-19 restrictions last month, and with a campus vaccination rate of well over 70%, the guidance outlined here is in effect on campus.

Skidmore News

Tang Teaching Museum reopens to the public

Skidmore’s Tang Teaching Museum welcomes back visitors this summer with new exhibitions and events, including the return of in-person Family Saturdays and Upbeat on the Roof concerts.

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Envisioning a new future

What will the world after COVID-19 look like? Skidmore faculty share their visions for the future based on teaching, research, national and international events, and experiences during this transformative period.

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Dining Services

Please visit the Dining Services website regularly for updates, specials, hours of operation (including new summer hours), information about summer policies and other information.


Pop-up Grill: Dining Services is hosting its pop-up grill every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The grill features hamburgers, hot dogs and plant-based burgers and more on the walkway outside Burgess Café. A $7 lunch combo meal includes your choice of a grill item, two sides and a beverage. A la carte pricing is also available. The grill is available to the entire Skidmore community. Pay inside Burgess Café and come out to the grill, where the crew will take care of you. Credit/debit card and Skidmore Card are accepted for payment.


Burgess Café is also offering novelty ice cream to help beat the heat.

Human Resources

EAP Reaching Out Newsletter

The July edition of our Employee Assistance Program’s (EAP) Reaching Out newsletter is here. There are a range of interesting articles that we hope you find helpful.


Return to Campus Policy

The College is looking forward to beginning a phased return to campus of all staff who have been working remotely. The College’s Return to Campus Policy was announced to all employees last month. Division and unit heads have also received an email from Human Resources with instructions for completing their division or unit's Return to Campus Plan. Human Resources is available to assist division and unit heads in completing their Return to Campus Plans and to answer any employee questions regarding the phased return of remote staff to campus. Employees will be notified by their supervisors of the date the phased return to campus will begin for their unit or division. That date will be no later than Aug. 2, 2021, with a full return to on-campus work by Sept. 2, 2021.


The College looks forward to welcoming remote employees back to campus in the coming months. The College also acknowledges that this will be a transition that involves mixed emotions for many employees. The College reminds employees that Human Resources is available to provide support, answers to your questions, and resources during this transition period. Employees may also speak confidentially to a support professional from the College's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) by calling 518-793-9768 or 1-800-734-6072.

Employee COVID-19 Information

Reminder to Report Your COVID-19 Vaccination Status

As a reminder, employees who are fully vaccinated are now exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements. As federal and state health and safety guidelines evolve to consider individuals’ vaccination status, the College will continue to align its testing program, health and safety policies, and anticipated return to full, on-campus employment with these guidelines. If you have not already done so, Human Resources requests that all employees complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Status form promptly. Employees who have not already submitted a copy of their vaccination card may do so by emailing Please include [OME] in the subject line to encrypt your message.


The information submitted through the COVID-19 Vaccination Status form and vaccination records will be maintained confidentially by Human Resources. Skidmore College continues to strongly encourage all faculty and staff to get vaccinated as soon as possible as the next step in returning to a normal learning and working environment. If you have any questions regarding this process, please direct them to Interim Director of Human Resources Sarah Delaney Vero.


Summer Surveillance Testing

As a reminder, employees who are fully vaccinated (14 days past last dose of COVID-19 vaccine) are exempt from the College's surveillance testing program effective May 24. Testing after May 24 will continue to be required on a weekly basis for all non-vaccinated employees who will be working on campus with regular proximate contact (working in the same workspace) with co-workers or students. Non-vaccinated employees who will only come into incidental contact with others but who otherwise work alone (either in their own private office or in a shared office space but who will work alone because of staggered staffing arrangements) are also exempt from the College's surveillance testing program effective May 24. For those employees who must still participate in surveillance testing over the summer, all campus COVID-19 testing will take place in Palamountain 201. More information and the testing schedule can be found here.


Testing for New Hires Working on Campus

Hiring managers should reach out to Leslie Miakisz to coordinate testing for new hires who will be working on campus and who are not fully vaccinated. Non-vaccinated new hires should be tested within 72 hours of their first day of work on campus.


Paid Time Off for Vaccine Appointments During Work Hours

Skidmore strongly encourages all employees to get vaccinated. All employees who cannot schedule vaccination appointments outside of regular work hours will receive paid time off for work time missed due to receiving the vaccine. Exempt and nonexempt employees should record any work time missed due to traveling to and receiving the vaccination as sick time. Union employees should record this time as College Emergency Leave. To be eligible for paid leave, employees must provide proof of their vaccination appointment to their supervisor, who will work with Human Resources to approve a sufficient period of paid time off for each vaccine injection. The amount of paid time off will depend on the time and location of the vaccination appointment (e.g., local appointments may require 1 to 2 hours of paid time off to attend, while an appointment in Plattsburgh could require 4 hours of paid time off to account for the additional travel time.) 

Skidmore Spotlight

Danielle Hudson works as the advancement marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing, providing marketing strategy and project management support for advancement work with Skidmore alumni and donors, fundraising, stewardship and events.   

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Meet Danielle Hudson

Faculty-Staff Achievements

Click here for details about the achievements below.


Catherine White Berheide, professor of sociology, co-authored an academic article. Read more >>


Beau Breslin, professor of political science, discussed his new book in an interview. Read more >>


David Domozych, professor of biology, co-authored a scientific paper. Read more >>


Catherine J. Golden, professor of English, published two book reviews in academic journals. Read more >>


William Kennerly, senior teaching professor of chemistry, co-authored an academic article. Read more >>


Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of sociology and director of the Intergroup Relations Program, published a scholarly paper with a Skidmore graduate. Read more >>


We welcome submissions from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors.


“All Together Now” exhibitions now on view throughout region

“All Together Now,” the regional collection-sharing project organized by the Tang Teaching Museum, has announced that five of the six exhibitions at partner institutions are now on view: “Summer Bomb Pop: Collections in Dialogue” at The Hyde Collection through Oct. 31; “Muybridge and Motion: Selections from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection” at The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame through Jan. 2 (free admission with Skidmore ID); “Brighten the Corners: Art of the 1990s from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection” at Saratoga Arts through Aug. 14; "The Social Lives of Hats" at Saratoga County History Center through October; and "Chromatic Scales: Psychedelic Design from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection" at Saratoga Performing Arts Center through October, with special public viewing hours of noon to 5 p.m. daily from July 17 to 30 (visitors are asked to enter through the Route 50 gates). For more information, visit the All Together Now” webpage.


Tang, Saratoga Arts present “Storytelling Painters and Poets: The Relationships Between Painting and Spoken Word”

In conjunction with the opening of “Opener 33: Sarah Cain Enter the Center” at the Tang and “Brighten the Corners: Art of the 1990s from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection” at Saratoga Arts, which is part of “All Together Now,” the Tang and Saratoga Arts will present a talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, about the relationship between poetry and the visual, and what is gained, lost or transformed when shared discourses of art are used for both media. The event features painter Sarah Cain and poets Bernadette Mayer and John Yau and is moderated by John O’Grady. Advance registration and proof of vaccination are required. For more information, visit the Saratoga Arts website.


Tang’s Family Saturdays return July 17, registration opens Saturday

The Tang has announced the return of in-person Family Saturdays from July 17 through Aug. 14. These 90-minute, multigenerational events for children 5 and older and their parents, grandparents or other guardians feature a close-looking exercise at a work of art, an art-making activity, and a moment to share new creations. Each Saturday will have two sessions, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made one week in advance, so reservations for the July 17 sessions open July 10. On July 17, the program features the work of artist Sarah Cain. For more information about the program, visit the Tang website or contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang.


Tang at Home Studios return July 18; registration opens Monday, July 12

Tang at Home Studios feature online discussions about art, art-making, and sharing — all conducted via Zoom in one-hour sessions. This summer, Tang at Home Studios will take place Sundays from July 18 through Aug. 15, starting at 11 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made the Monday before the Sunday event. Registration for the July 18 Tang at Home Studio opens on Monday, July 12. For more information about the program, visit the Tang website or contact Sunny Ra, the Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at the Tang.


Lunchtime Crochet: Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef

Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara hosts a lunchtime drop-in crocheting session from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. Join at your leisure to crochet and chat as we create corals for the “Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef.” Open to everyone, and all skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact Rebecca McNamara.


MVP Living Well Programs

MVP Living Well Programs has announced new programs for summer, and the extension of some previous favorites. Registration for all programs is available through the MVP Living Well Programs Event Registration Survey. MVP Living Well Programs are open to all Skidmore employees (MVP members and non-MVP members) and MVP Medicare members. For more information, email MVP Living Well Programs. To view additional MVP Living Well Program opportunities, visit this calendar.


Athletics News

The interim title was removed and John Mosier has been named Skidmore College assistant athletic trainer.


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Accessing College Resources

A comprehensive list of current resources and services available to the Skidmore community is now available online. This website will be updated frequently. Updates and additions to this list can be submitted by email.


Skidmore College continues to provide campuswide updates on the Campus Planning 2020-21 website.  

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