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.
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.
Academics
At 99th Commencement, College awards diplomas to 667
[5/23/10] Under a blue sky on a perfect spring morning, the College awarded degrees to 624 members of the Class of 2010, 34 students in Skidmore’s University Without Walls and 9 master’s students. Read More.
Budget
Improved financial outlook enables College to avoid layoffs
[2/1/10] Pointing at a number of ways in which the College's financial outlook has improved, President Glotzbach has announced that no non-voluntary reductions in force among the College's full-time employees will be necessary to achieve a balanced budget in the new fiscal year beginning June 1. Read More.
Activism
Meeting set to plan Skidmore's response to crisis in Haiti
[1/25/10] How can Skidmore respond effectively as a community to the crisis in Haiti? Join the discussion at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 2:15 in the Intercultural Center to learn what people already are doing and explore how the Skidmore community can focus its energies. Read More.
Budget
Local media report on reduction in force
[12/1/09] Capital District news media have reported that the College is projecting a reduction in force of between 30 and 70 staff jobs to begin in February. This projection is the same that President Philip A. Glotzbach has reported at several community meetings through the fall. Read More.
Administration
President Glotzbach's Message on Finances and Planning
[9/9/09] In addition to updating the community on continuing budgetary pressures and reviewing actions taken to date, President Glotzbach announces a voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program and formal planning for a Reduction in Force to begin early next spring. Read More.
Communications
Skidmore 'town-hall meetings' upcoming
[8/17/09] Meetings planned around the country to examine the value of a Skidmore education Read More.
Benefits
Palamountain Scholarship Benefit celebrates its 30th year
[7/1/09] A Saratoga Springs summer tradition—the Palamountain Scholarship Benefit—is marking its 30th year this summer as a key fundraiser for scholarship aid at Skidmore College. This year's event, "Polo by Twilight," will take place Tuesday, August 4, at the Saratoga Polo Field, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read More.
Administration
Mellon Foundation funds collaboration among upstate colleges
[6/30/09] Skidmore has joined five other upstate liberal arts colleges in a consortium that will combine resources and open up the possibility of future student and faculty exchanges among the campuses. Read More.
Administration
Glotzbach details steps to reduce costs
[6/25/09] Key features of the FY '10 budget include projected levels of enrollment at 100 students above the budgeted number of 2,280, an increase of nearly $3 million in financial aid, and no salary increases. Read More.
Admissions
Time reports on Skidmore's approach to financial aid
[3/31/09] How does Skidmore make decisions in admissions and financial aid? A reporter with Time magazine recently spent two days on the campus exploring just that. Her three-page report is in the current issue. Read More.
Financial Aid
Economic-stimulus bill will increase Pell grant
[2/16/09] The compromise, $789-billion economic-stimulus bill that Congress is planning to try to deliver to President Obama today will raise the maximum Pell Grant to $5,550 by 2010, up from a current maximum award of $4,731. It also will increase the federal tax credit for tuition from $1,800 to $2,500. Read More.
Administration
Glotzbach updates College on budget
[2/16/09] The College is planning for major budgetary challenges not only in the remainder of 2009 and in 2010, but all the way out to 2011. The College's Strategic Plan remains the framework within which budgets are being developed. Read More.
Action Alert
Advocacy group asks help to preserve NYS aid programs
[1/14/09] A statewide consortium of New York private colleges is asking member schools for their help to preserve state-supported financial aid programs. It takes just a few minutes to communicate with state legislators on this topic. Read More.
Finance
TIAA-CREF announces one-on-one counseling sessions
[12/23/08] TIAA-CREF will be offering one-on-one counseling sessions during the spring semester, to answer questions about financial matters. Read More.
Finance
Vanguard representative available to meet with employees
[12/18/08] The College's Vanguard representative will be available to meet with employees one-on-one to discuss long-term investment strategies, protecting assets against inflation, finding the right allocation mix, or discussing options and needs for retirement. Read More.
Career Services
January break: A great time for networking
[12/16/08] Skidmore juniors, seniors and recent graduates are encouraged to network with employers at Career and Internship Connections (CIC) career fairs set for early January in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Read More.
Skidmore Business Network
San Francisco networking event set for Jan. 14
[12/16/08] Alumni, students, parents and friends are invited to a job search and networking session to be held at the Job Forum of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Read More.