A response to last week’s article, “Sexual Misconduct Policy Leaves the Community Vulnerable,” in which Schwartz attempts to modify and refine the argument formerly presented.
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After last semester's housing debacle, Maltzman decided to check in with the Office of Residential Life to see how students will be accommodated moving forward.
The funds raised by the Senior Parent Project and the Senior Gift are integral to not only the future of Skidmore as an institution, but also to the comradery of the graduating class. Take a look at the purpose and benefits of these fundraising efforts from the perspectives of students, alumni, parents, and administrators.
After an extended debate before the planned vote on a new general education curriculum, a motion to table the topic and postpone the debate until the May faculty meeting was passed.
The Skidmore News Editorial Board supports Henry Jaffe ’18 for his reelection bid as VP for Academic Affairs. Jaffe is passionate about the issues he has covered for the last Academic year, and his experience will be beneficial to the students he proudly represents. His strong commitment to ethics allows him to speak on behalf of the students, even when has personal reserves. We wholly endorse his candidacy.
Tucked away in his Palamountain office, is Joel Aure—the new Title IX Coordinator of Skidmore College. After his experiences as the Chief Diversity Officer, Affirmative Action Officer, and the Title IX Coordinator at Purchase College, Aure is ready to make an impact upon the Skidmore community.
Take a minute to get to know your SGA representatives!
The spring SGA election season is about to kick off. Elections will be held on April 6 and April 7 to choose next year’s student government representatives. Seats on the Senate, Inter-class Council, Executive Committee, and more, are at stake.
A recently published SGA article featured the creation of a new commission called, “Friends of Skidmore” Commission on Sobriety and Recovery. The article focused on the formal legislation of the commission and covered the bylaws by Julia Budsey ‘19, SGA VP for Club Affairs, but did not explain the full scope of work and research that has contributed to the formation of this initiative.
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For over a decade, Skidmore has purchased 250 online academic passes, accompanied by 250 hard copies of the New York Times, but is now reducing that number to 175.
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Julia Budsey, SGA’s Vice President for Club Affairs, recently began the “Friends of Skidmore” Commission. The commission’s goal is to establish a support system for Skidmore students struggling with addiction and substance abuse.
It is not unusual for a student to see a pet around campus, since 17 Skidmore students have registered emotional support animals (and at least a few more have unregistered pets), in residence halls and apartments. However, prior to 2015 there were no pets on campus and Skidmore’s Office of Residential Life had a no pet policy.
Skidmore announced on Jan. 25th that the GPA requirement for off-campus study had been lowered from a 3.0 to a 2.75. This means that those that have a 2.75-2.99 will now be automatically eligible for off-campus study and will not have to petition for an exception to the policy with the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS).
Many faculty members expressed their surprise and concern following his remarks because of the political polarization. The President skirted against the tenor of federal law that disqualifies nonprofits from political campaign activities. His remarks may have also violated Skidmore’s commitment to inclusion.
In recent years, Skidmore has been increasingly concerned about the imbalance in student's studying abroad between the fall and spring semesters. The Office of Off Campus and Exchange launched a fall abroad campaign to try and fix the imbalance.
Heated diversity discussions that have embroiled Skidmore students and faculty for the last several years reemerged forcefully during the November Faculty meeting. Two of the initiatives that have emerged will be to build a social justice center and to start an Africana Studies Program.
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.