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Alumni Create Online Petition to Change Policy on Readmission

Friday, March 20th, 2015
You can't ignore the post-it's.

You can’t ignore the Post-it’s.

A group of Skidmore alumni have started an online petition on Change.org to send a message to the administration that “Skidmore College must change its policy on readmittance of those found to have committed sexual assault.” They go on to say that “[w]here the College has made a finding that a student has committed sexual assault, the penalty should be expulsion.” Click to continue »

Job Shadowing Orientation

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I found one!

Tonight and tomorrow, the Career Development Center will host orientations/info session for the job shadowing program to be held this winter break.

From what I can gather, you basically put down your name, the field you’d like to work in, and the city you live closest to, and the CDC hooks you up with a Skidmore alum to shadow/irritate for a few days over winter break. Sounds like a great networking opportunity! Alternatively, get on LinkedIn.

RSVP is suggested through My CDC Account; if you can’t make it but would like to participate, email Penny Loretto.

There’s also a “Careers in Dentistry” seminar hosted by Dr. Barry Loffredo in Albany if you’re into sticking your fingers in people’s mouths for a living.

Wednesday October 3 & Thursday October 4, 7pm @ Emerson

NPR and Meat

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

up your pork game

In an attempt to appeal to a more conservative audience and distance itself from liberal vegans, NPR has been running a few stories about good ol’ American meat.

During the last week this has led to the emergence of an unlikely love triangle between NPR, Skidmore alums, and slaughtered pigs…

Bruce reported earlier this week on Andrew Plotsky and butchering.  Here’s a another meaty story on alum Molly Baz who, along with Mikaela Bloomberg, used to treat lucky students, faculty, and Saratogians to gourmet meals.

We’re a bit late to this one but it’s kind of weird, right? We can only hope that the administration takes note and replaces Macrury with this.

Relive the Memories! Again and Again and Again and Again…

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Skidmore alum, Calder Wilson ’11, was hired by Skidmore to lend his considerable photographic skills to capture acts from Beatlemore Skidmania. Check out the videos on youtube!  Wow, the Beatles, am I right?

The Skidmore Facebook App: “Because the World Needs More Social Networks”

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Skidmore has launched a new app on the Facebook, and as far as I can tell, it’s basically a social network within a social network. So meta!

Right now, the app is mostly being used by students, alumni, and Skidmore propagandists to announce to the internet that they like “Muse,” “nerdiness,” “laughing,” “travel,” “Jonsson Tower,” and “pre-orientation,” among other interesting things/concepts. That’s great! I like “water,” “Scribner bathrooms,” “speaking,” and “New Deal legislation.” Maybe some of our interests align and we can develop an online relationship? Please?

Am I missing something here? In theory, I guess it could be pretty useful with regards to alumni connections (and subsequent nepotism), but isn’t that what Linkedin and actual human contact are for? Apparently, there are private groups for freshmen Seminars (or, a social network in a social network in a social network), but I was unable to infiltrate them after two minutes of clicking on things hacking. Cool idea, considering the school doesn’t already pay for online course management software. Oh wait.

To be fair, it’s kind of funny going through the people listed in your class year and being shocked by how many of them you’ve never seen before in your life.