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  • What+in+God%27s+Name+Poster
    The Department of Political Science welcomed Clemson University political science professor Laura Olson for her lecture, What in God's Name," Religion and Politics in the 2016 Presidential Election."
    Feb 10 2017
  • 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
  • seyb+election+watch
    This year's Election Night Extravaganza--starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8--will take place in the Tang Museum's A More Perfect Union exhibition space. A special concert precedes the event Monday at 7 p.m.
    Nov 4 2016
  • teachtrump+panel
    Election season update: The most controversial figure in politics, Donald Trump, was the topic of a discussion that drew some 200 students, professors, and Saratogians to the Tang Museum's A More Perfect Union exhibition space.
    Oct 28 2016
  • trump+cube
    Many Skidmore courses have covered many political campaigns, but professors this year are teaching a very unconventional candidate in Donald Trump. They'll talk it through on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Tang Museum.
    Oct 21 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
  • election16-congressmen
    Known for civil bipartisanship, local U.S. Congressmen Chris Gibson and Paul Tonko discuss elections and politics Oct. 10 at Skidmore.
    Oct 3 2016