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Venezuela After Chávez

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Former Venezuelan president and giant toe Hugo Chávez

Tomorrow, Model EU will be sponsoring a panel discussion on Venezuelan and regional politics in the wake of socialist President Hugo Chávez’s death in early March. The panel will include Professors Aldo Vacs (Government), Maria Fernanda Lander (Latin American Studies), Violeta Lorenzo (Foreign Languages and Literature), Mehmet Odekon (Economics), and Jordana Dym (History).

This is a veritable powerhouse team of international affairs scholars here at Skidmore, and the discussion is sure to be lively and interesting. Definitely worth checking out for those into that sort of thing.

Wednesday April 17, 8:30pm @ Gannett

SGA Elections: Round II (FIGHT!!!)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The hellsteed itself

Skids Scribner—the equine motherfucker who haunts your nightmares—has informed me that Speech Night for Round II of SGA elections will take place on Wednesday night, where he’ll spring for unlimited pizza and snacks. Maybe this fucknose ain’t so bad after all.

Voting is important or something, so after Speech Night, be sure to check your email for a ballot. “Polls” will be open until 11:59pm on Thursday night, and voting booths will be placed in Atrium and the SGA desk in Case.

SPEECH NIGHT: Wednesday March 27, 6pm @ D-Hall (second floor)

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Op-Ed: Questions and Lessons From Middlebury

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

A kind tipster informed us about this fascinating little incident that recently caused a tempest over at Middlebury College.

So, a brief summary starting from the beginning…on October 12, in preparation for a visit from the Dalai Lama, a group of five students from the self-proclaimed “Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee” (DLWC) authored a fake press release and sent it to hundreds of students, faculty members, and members of the local press via email. The release (titled “Middlebury College Divests from War in Honor of Dalai Lama Visit”) averred to be from the College’s “Office of Communications.”

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