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  • Election+2016+Coverage
    Many would describe this election season as exhausting, but at Skidmore it has been interesting and exploratory. Students, faculty, and staff have participated in community dialogues regarding the presidential campaigns, challenging each other's views and questioning values showcased by the candidates.
    Nov 8 2016
  • Congressmen
    Two local-area congressmen known for civil debate and bipartisan cooperation--Chris Gibson (Republican, 19th district) and Paul Tonko (Democrat, 20th district)--held a public conversation at Skidmore's Tang Museum on Oct. 10. Their discussion, "What Happened to Compromise? A Conversation About the Role of Civility in Congress and Daily Life," was moderated by Alexander Heffner, the host of PBS's "The Open Mind." The Congressmen covered issues ranging from the upcoming election to the future of political discourse and also took questions from the audience.
    Oct 12 2016