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SEC Presents: Magic Man & Good Neighbor

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Last Day Of Classes

Last Day Of Classes

Tomorrow is the last day of classes, forever, for-ever, for-ev-er, f-o-r-e-v-e-r… if you’re a senior. So, in celebration of school being out for summer, the Skidmore Entertainment Committee (the group responsible for wrongfully leading us to believe that Macklemore was headlining Funday) has graced us with a spur-of-the-moment concert.

The concert will take place outside on the South Park Green, though it might rain, and in that case it will be in the Spa, with free food. Opening the set will be Skidmore’s Good Neighbor. If you’re not familiar with them, check out this video of them playing on the roof and outside of Stables during last semester’s unofficial Fall Funday:

Headlining tomorrow will be Magic Man, a group of magic men from Boston, Mass who make an interesting blend of electro-indie-pop-rock. You may remember them from the last time they played at Skidmore, in September 2012, opening for Oberhofer. If you’re not old enough to remember that, here’s a sample of their music:

Magic Man and Good Neighbor, South Park Green (or Spa),  April 29th at 6pm

EU Buff Dr. Ginsberg in NY Times

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Skidmore professor and resident expert on EU relations Dr. Roy Ginsberg had a brief letter to the editor published today in The New York Times. Ginsberg writes about the Polish elections, which may sound like an obscure piece of news to follow to anyone who doesn’t follow European politics, but Ginsberg reminds us of Poland’s troubled past and relates its democratic transition to the ones that are occurring in the Arab spring.

Doesn’t this seem like a good moment to stop and appreciate the concept of democracy and realize how lucky we are to be in a country that understands its importance? The media may have stopped the 24/7 reporting on the revolutions in the Middle East but that hardly means that everything has already been worked out over there. The aftershocks of these revolutions are also still being felt worldwide, as is evident in the OccupyWallStreet protests. I mean, it sucks that we might get Tazed or pepper-sprayed but I’m at least pretty sure that we won’t be gunned down. Or, if we are, there would definitely be a Big Thing about it. And if you think that’s nothing to be thankful about then I don’t want to be at your Thanksgiving dinner.

Ginsberg has written several books on European foreign policy and the European Union, the most recent publication being Demystifying the European Union: The Enduring Logic of Regional Integration. He is currently co-writing a book about the EU’s role in global security, to be published in 2012.