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Skidmore For Japan

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

A group of students designed shirts and will be selling them all week and into next week in Case Center. The shirts are $12 and all of the proceeds go to Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts to a organization called Youth for 3.11. Get yours now.

Bailiwick and Bicycles

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Bailiwick, my favorite band ever, is playing a benefit show for the newly minted Skidmore chapter of Bicycles Against Poverty. The show hopes to raise money for its micro-finance projects in Uganda. Tasty foods from around the world will be served and banjos will be picked.

$3 suggested donation
6:30pm Thursday Nov. 18th @ The Spa

Thanks Stewarts Shops

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

In addition to managing an empire of stores that trade mostly in Marlboros, Lottery Tickets and Adirondack Crunch Ice Cream, Susan and Bill Dake, the owners of Stewart’s Shops, recently pledged to donate 350,000 dollars to Skidmore College.  Roughly equivalent to 116,666 gallons of milk, 43,750 packs of cigarettes or 140,000 extra thick milkshakes.

The donation is just a small piece of the 3.9 million pledged to the Community Foundation. The Dakes established the donor-advised trust with the intention of supporting institutions wherever Stewart’s Shops are enjoyed.

The Bloodmobile Cometh

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Holley Hodgins writes to tell us that fewer than .01% of students have signed up to donate blood next week. In case we didnt make it clear last time The Red Cross needs your sweet young blood. Sign up and choose an appointment by clicking here. Donating blood is totally fun, you get to chat it up with the nurses, eat free cookies and after you can explain to the girl in your English class how brave you were.

Location: Sports Center Dance Gym
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm (last appointment 4:15 pm)

save some lives yall.

The Dorms They Are A-Buildin’

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

As you may have heard, Skidmore is planning on building a new dorm facility for us to spread our mischief upon. With the help of SurveyMonkey, Skidmore has made a generous effort to find out what it is that all of you want in a new dorm. There have been talks of more study/practice rooms, some comfortable furniture (chairs, double-beds, etc.), and some exercise equipment to burn off all off those chimichangas you’ll be eating in the new eatery (Chiptole anyone?) they’ll be adding to the dorm. You only have two days left to fill out the survey (click here) until they take it down from the interweb and completely disregard your pleas to not be spied on by big brother (surveillance cameras anyone?).

This is real, guys. The economy may be crashing like a blind NASCAR driver, but Skidmore is still raking in enough money from donations—like the $12mil from trustee/parent S. Donald Sussman—that we may see construction on the new dorm begin in the next few years. That also means we may see the rustic Scribner Village come to an end, as will swarms of wandering freshmen looking for a party at Reeves.

For the master plan, check your email. Or, if you’re not up for the challenge, just click.

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It Takes A (Do)Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Following in the footsteps of both Mads Vassar and Wesleying, Skidmore Unofficial took some time to snoop around check out which Skidmore professors have been tossing money into the coffers of our national parties. With the integrity of the candidate in mind, campaign donations over two hundred dollars are made public and make for some interesting Sunday afternoon reading/borderline privacy invasion. Huffington Post’s Fundrace ’08 allows you to search campaign contributions by name, address, and employer; and surprise surprise Skidmore professors seem to be pennying up for change. A national search of the occupation “professor” brings up a pretty large—but fairly predictable—discrepancy, with fewer than one million dollars being donated to the Republican Party and close to fourteen million to the DNC.

Bored in the library? Use Fundrace to see which candidates the parents of your friends support (more fun than it looks).