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Recapping 2017

January 4, 2018

Skidmore’s homepage highlights a lot of stories over the course of a year—about research, campus life, alumni, you name it.

In 2017, the top pageviews went to several stories aimed at prospective students. Nine reasons to love Skidmore, from faculty to food, won the most readership, followed by news of the college’s record-breaking 10,000-plus applications and then an overview, with video and photos, of the incoming Class of 2021.

Other homepage favorites during the year featured celebrities on campus, up-and-coming alumni, and more: 

Oprah Winfrey 
Oprah Winfrey and two other big names announced as Commencement speakers

 

The public launch of Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore, with a goal of raising $200 million by 2020 
The public launch of Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore, with a goal of raising $200 million by 2020

 

Professor Paul Arciero 
Prof. Paul Arciero’s journal article about how to shed weight while safely releasing stored toxins

 

Danny Pravder '16, David Slitzky '14, others 
Alumni from ’13, ’14 and ’16 making careers in media and entertainment

 

Freirich contest finalists 2017 
Student projects that survived the first round of the Freirich Business Plan Competition

 

 

Advisors about choosing majors 
Advice on majors and how to ponder, sample, plan and choose them, offered by juniors and seniors

 

Paul Simon 
Paul Simon’s campus visit, to lead a songwriting masterclass and speak publicly with a little impromptu performance too.

 

Zazie Beetz '13  
Emmy-nominated alumni, from ’13 and ’91, both vying for Best Comedy Series

 

 

 

 

Commencement image 
Ten seniors who landed cool jobs well before Commencement

 

Skylar Kergil '13  
A young trans alum whose candid video-blogging has a huge following
 

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