The Glotzbachs Decline to be Filmed at Fireside Chat, Citing Low Hopes for Student Turnout
On the evening of November 30th, President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach held one of their monthly fireside chats. The Skidmore News intended to cover this event with a Facebook Live stream, but this did not occur because the Glotzbachs declined to be filmed at this public event. Marie Glotzbach voiced her concern that students would not attend the event and that filming would be fruitless. After waiting for 20 minutes, no students showed up to the chat.
The chat was scheduled to take place from 5 to 6 p.m., but the Glotzbachs departed at approximately 5:20 p.m. even though they had not seen any students. Many students have class until 5:20 pm, and at least one student told The Skidmore News that Glotzbach was not considerate of these students’ schedules. Fireside chats typically have a low attendance rate, but they do serve as a useful outlet for students to express their priorities and concerns to the President. Marie expressed her hope that more students will attend the next scheduled chat in February. The Skidmore News will provide coverage of that event.
Photo by Rebecca Fawcett '18