The Skidmore News looked into why three female political science professors are leaving Skidmore this year, and found that they are departing feeling satisfied about their teaching here and looking forward to what's ahead.
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.
Debates regarding free speech continue to be held on Skidmore's campus, especially in light of recent discussions regarding the potential to bring a controversial speaker to campus. Junior Carissa Jaehnert weighs in with her opinion.
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.
The Shape of Water is a monster movie harboring a remarkably human story, and I doubt anyone other than Guillermo del Toro could have told it. With 13 nominations, the film has already succeeded in making its mark.
This year’s Juried Student Exhibition, being held at the Schick Gallery until March 6th, shows chosen works of students in varying Studio Art courses. All of the works of art showcase the incredible talent that Skidmore students have. Each piece is significantly different from the next, showing the true style of techniques that range from student to student.
It was all about the seniors during both the women's and men's contests.
Despite an editorial traditionally representing the ideologies of all section editors and editor-in-chiefs, Hannah (Student Life) and I (Co-Editor-in-Chief) continue to disagree with the statement made in this week’s editorial concerning free speech on campus.
A recent effort to bring Jordan Peterson, a University of Toronto psychologist and controversial Youtube phenomenon, as a lecturer to Skidmore has been met with disapproval from other students.
This past semester, the Department of Mathematics officially changed their name to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
It was a mad dash to get ComFest tickets this year, as the much-anticipated 29th Annual National College Comedy Festival was completely sold out by Thursday. The lineup consisted of improv and sketch comedy groups from seven colleges and universities from the Northeast U.S. area, and had a total of twelve acts. So many intriguing ideas were experimented with and laughed about, and every group should be proud of their wild imaginations and prowess at delivering a punchline.
This Place, an exhibit in the Tang Museum until late April, is a multi- year project that invited a group of international artists to explore Israel and the West Bank between 2009 and 2012. Each of the twelve photographers in This Place spent an extended period of time in a place where Muslims and Jews, Palestinians and Isrealis, Africans, Bedouins, and others live side by side. What resulted is an exhibit as equally powerful as it is sentimental.
Nemtsov follows this great Russian leader from his political birth in the Soviet province of Gorky to the height of his career in the Kremlin, and back down to a grassroots protester. The movie portrays Nemtsov as a figure of unparalleled integrity, illuminated by the highest aspirations of mankind, caught between his ideals and the reality of modern Russia.
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’.
Erik Manditch reflects on his experience attending Super Bowl LII, as well as the disappointment he feels following his team's defeat.
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.”
Residents of third floor Wilmarth, one of the all women’s floors on campus, returned from winter break to find the position of their Residence Assistant, or RA, emptied. We are nearly a month into this semester, and the position has remained unfilled.
This week, Skidmore welcomed distinguished Russian democratic oppositionist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who believes the 2020s will bring a long awaited democratic change to Russia’s politics, refuting the myth that Russian society is not fit for democratic rule.
Through an email sent out to all tour guides, the Admissions department announced students may now include their prefered pronouns on their name tags. At Skidmore, most students feel liberated to be themselves; finding comfort in the support of their peers -- a support they may not get at home. However, one student’s experience cannot determine how others will react to similar situations.
Sexual assault accusations have been breaking out of Hollywood in astonishing numbers, suggesting a greater, systemic issue at play in the industry. There is so much we can do as students and, most importantly, consumers to reject the sexism and horror that seems to run rampant in the film industry.
Professors feel just a little bit too comfortable assigning vast amounts of homework over the break. Whether that is because the break is so short that they do not consider it legitimate or if they are plain sadistic, I have yet to conclude.
In what seems like a whirlwind, Beatlemore Skidmania has come and gone as the weekend of Nov. 17 comes to an end. Every year, Skidmore students and the Saratoga community come together to celebrate a certain era of The Beatles. The 17th annual show celebrated Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as well as the transcendent single “Strawberry Fields Forever.
The life of Skidmore alum Nicholas Cleves, ‘16, was cut tragically short inTuesday’s terror attack in New York City. The New York native, who was a Computer Science major and Physics minor, is remembered by a professor as being a “diligent student” who was “always eager to learn.”
While at a liberal arts institution like Skidmore, one expects free and open discussion of ideas within the classroom setting. But what does this look like in relation to laptop use in class and New York State's "one-party consent law?" Can privacy still exist in the 21st century classroom?
The rock legend died last week at the age of 66.
Featured in the 2017 New York Times Magazine article "Who's Afraid of Claire Messud?" and with numerous bestsellers under her belt, it is no surprise that Claire Messud was the featured speaker of this year's Frances Steloff Lecture series at Skidmore College.
Voter suppression, gerrymandering, and voter apathy keep politically opinionated citizens away from the ballot box-- particularly in local elections. Any Skidmore student can easily register to vote in Saratoga Springs. Given the salience of local political action, there's no excuse not to.