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Winter through the Years

Posted: 12/23/2009

So far, winter has gone easy on us. While most of the Northeast was smacked by a pre-solstice blizzard that dropped up to two feet of paralyzing snow in some places, we saw nary a flake. A quick look at weather.com suggests that we should have relatively clear sailing right through New Year’s. If we can believe the prediction, we can even expect sunshine.

The weather at this time of year is highly unpredictable, but the generosity of Skidmore faculty and staff is not. Every year at the holidays, faculty and staff make a concerted effort to reach out to the local community and help those in need. Skidmore Cares this year donated more than 900 food items and $800 to local food pantries. In addition, Skidmore students and employees contributed some $9,000 to the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council Thanksgiving meal program.

There was a time in the late 1960s, 70s, and early 80s, when students would return to the campus right after New Year’s for a January term that featured pass/fail experimental courses. Now they begin our “spring semester” in late January. But that still leaves plenty of time to experience the challenges and pleasures of a Saratoga winter.

Photos by:

Sam Brook '12
Angela Cascone '12
Savannah Grier '12
Keith Kallas '12
Chris Weigl '11

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