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This past month Skidmore College welcomed Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History back to campus. Sponsored by the the Saratoga Springs Public Library, the Gannett auditorium was nearly full with an overwhelming majority of older members of the community, along with a smattering of Skidmore students and faculty.
On April 8, Hungary held its parliamentary elections, resulting in a victory for the Fidesz-KDNP alliance, with Victor Orbán selected as the country’s Prime Minister. Orbán’s radical platform is not only detrimental to Hungary, but also poses a risk to the stability of the European Union.
On April 7 Hoda Katebi, an Iranian fashion blogger and activist, visited Skidmore College as the Keynote Speaker for the first annual Envisioning LiberaT.I.O.N (This is Our Network) Conference. The Conference, which took place on April 7 and 8, was an opportunity for students of color to come together in order to share narratives and redefine liberation.
On April 21, The Skidmore Women in Business (WIB) team hosted their third annual leadership conference, “Breaking Societal Norms: Readdressed”. The conference gave an opportunity for students and alumni from various industries to connect over strategic and successful techniques for achieving their career goals.
April 4 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. In towns all across the country, demonstrations were held to honor his legacy. Saratoga Springs was no exception to these sentiments, and held a silent march and vigil downtown.
On June 1, 2017, Iceland passed a law to tighten its gender wage gap. The country is leading the world in passing legislation to close the pay gap, but does Iceland see any positive effects because of this new law?
On Tues., March 27, the Saratoga Chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a lecture on the First Amendment. This lecture was part of the three programs sponsored by the League and was given by Justin Harrison of the New York Civil Liberties Union’s legislative department.
On March 26, the Yemen war entered its fourth year, and the crisis is yet another bleak reminder of inhumanity in modern history. The significant civilian losses, which have reached over 10,000, have gone unnoticed by global media, especially by those in the United States.
This February, Skidmore’s Model United Nations club sent thirteen delegates to the North American Model United Nations Conference (NAMUN) at the University of Toronto. Connor Batsimm ’18 reflects on his experience.
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, a lecture on voting rights in the United States was hosted by Chris Deluzio, a counsel of the Brennan Center for Justice’s democracy Program, who advocated for extending voting rights and implementing more effective methods.
In November 2017, Lebanon’s Prime Minister resigned from his position while on a diplomatic trip to Saudi Arabia. Analysis of his sudden resignation and following events reveal how countries are being used as instruments to further the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
On Sunday, Feb. 18, the Palestinian Rights Committee and the Jewish Voices for Peace joined forces to rally together, holding a vigil in solidarity with Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinian children in Saratoga Springs.
Deniz Aytaç '20 reflects on her experience attending the 21st United Nations Youth Assembly from Feb. 14-16, and the status quo behind addressing youth regarding global issues.
Ten Skidmore students attended the 27th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference this past weekend at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The flyers were first passed around to people unexpectedly on Broadway on the evening of February 10th. The same pamphlets were later found on a number of car windshields near downtown Saratoga the following morning.
One of the world’s smallest nations — consisting of over 1000 coral islands — has made it to headlines due to the tormenting conflict between the executive and the judiciary branches, which has resulted in massive protests and unrest across the nation.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is still ongoing and while people are amazed at the feats of the athletes, it should also be remembered that the games were affected by the ongoing tensions between South Korea and North Korea, and the ongoing missile crisis in the region.
Sentencing mitigation videos are a form of documentary shown in court where individuals who know a defendant provide words of support. Is this method truly helpful, or is a misuse of it by lawyers turning the courtroom into a reality television show arena where the more persuasive storyteller wins the case?
On Wednesday, Feb. 6., Professor Issam Nassar, a historian of the Modern Middle East and Photography at Illinois State University, guest lectured at Skidmore as a part of the “Palestinian Voices” series in relation to the current Tang Museum exhibition ‘This Place’.
On Tues., Jan. 30, a lecture on the core principles of the United States Constitution was hosted by Dr. Katie Zuber, a visiting professor in the Political Science Department. Zuber presented myths about the Constitution, calling it a “timely topic.”