Campaign News

Students
Images of India
[8/13/12] During the seven weeks that David Schlenker ’13 taught English in the slums of South Delhi this summer, his fourth- and fifth-graders produced a remarkable collection of photographs. Read More.
Advancement
24-Hour Challenge sets new single-day record for gifts
[5/1/12] More than 1,000 young alumni stepped forward with gifts in the 24-Hour Challenge, earning the College a $100,000 bonus from several anonymous alumni and parents. The effort generated sufficient funds to support four full scholarships, 24 summer research collaborations, or 30 funded internships. Read More.
Campus
A name change to ‘Filene Hall’
[4/5/12] The building known to the Skidmore community and beyond for more than 40 years as the Therese W. Filene Music Building appropriately was renamed during the Filene Music Competition. Read More.
Zankel Music Center
Zankel earns accolades for design, lighting
[11/18/11] Skidmore's Zankel Music Center continues to earn raves, as does a recording made earlier this year in the building's Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall. Read More.
Assessment
Study: Liberal arts grads give college experience high marks
[11/16/11] When it comes to being prepared to meet life’s challenges, graduates of residential liberal arts colleges give their college experience higher marks than do graduates of private or public universities, according to a new national study commissioned by the Annapolis Group. Read More.
Academics
New minor in arts administration gets green light
[10/29/11] Since arriving at Skidmore in 2010, David Howson (left) has been working to develop the College's arts administration minor. This month, the faculty approved the program, making Skidmore one of a select group of colleges offering such an option for undergrads. Read More.
Schick Art Gallery
New exhibition focuses on arts and sciences
[10/21/11] A Resolution of the Arts and Sciences opens Oct. 28 at the Schick Art Gallery. Curated by a student/faculty team, the exhibition features 28 student, faculty, and alumni artists. (Left: detail of Amy Frappier's 'ATM7,' a thin section of a stalagmite, photographed in polarized light.) Read More.
New York 6
Skidmore conference to focus on undergraduate research
[9/27/11] In the first academic project undertaken by the New York 6 Liberal Arts College Consortium, more than 100 students and their faculty mentors from seven upstate colleges will present their work this Saturday, Oct. 1. Read More.
After the Storm
College comes through Irene in good shape
[8/29/11] Several large trees on the campus came down in winds that gusted to 60 miles per hour, and there was minor flooding in the basements of some buildings, but that was pretty much the extent of the damage, Campus Safety reported. Read More.
Community
Skidmore to hold Palamountain Scholarship Benefit August 2
[7/22/11] "Polo by Twilight," a Saratoga summer tradition, raises significant funds for financial aid. Read More.
Athletics
Teamwork is key in building new boathouse on Fish Creek
[7/20/11] With a $750,000 gift from the parents of Martha Valentine '09 and an impressive design by Hall of Fame oarsman John Onderdunk '89, the College hopes to begin construction soon on a new two-story home for Thoroughbred rowers. Read More.
Admissions
Skidmore welcomes Class of 2015
[7/18/11] Social networking is a common link for the 665 members of the Class of 2015, many of whom are connecting online before coming to campus next month. Read More.
Community
Book illuminates the work and world of Skidmore's founder
[7/6/11] New volume by Helen and David Porter gives insider's look at Lucy Skidmore Scribner's life from 1916 to 1931. Read More.
Alumni
Reunion count approaches 1000 as alums reconnect
[6/5/11] Nearly 1,000 Skidmore alumni and their guests from as far away as France returned to campus for a sun-splashed weekend. At the Alumni Association Recognition Ceremony, the achievements and service of 12 alums and friends were recognized. Read More.
Milestones
At 100th commencement, College awards degrees to 652
[5/21/11] After a gloomy week, the sun came out just in time for the College to award degrees to 652 members of the Class of 2011. The ceremony also marked the closing of University Without Walls, the liberal arts degree-completion program that Skidmore founded in 1971. Read More.
Advancement
Donor challenge races toward deadline
[5/16/11] With only about a week left to the deadline, some highlights of how the Skidmore community is rallying behind the Challenge. Read More.
Saratoga Classic
Saratoga Classic welcomes Patrick Rhodes
[5/5/11] The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show welcomes Patrick Rodes of Argyle, TX as 2011 show manager. Read More.
Career Jam
Auto writer Mike Quincy '86: 'You have to show some passion'
[4/27/11] A self-described “dyed-in-the-wool car guy,” Mike Quincy ’86 is an automotive writer, editor and blogger at Consumer Reports. Here, in our new Career Jam blog, is his advice to any Skidmore students who might be envisioning a similar career path. Read More.
Athletics
Skidmore receives lead gift for major boathouse improvements
[2/25/11] The gift, from the Valentine family of Cincinnati, will support major improvements in the College's crew facilities on Fish Creek. Read More.
Scholarship
Wes Lefferts wins undergrad award for science research
[1/14/11] Lefferts was recognized for helping to determine what types of base-layer clothing reduce firefighters' thermal or cardiovascular strain. Read More.