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Athletic Stereotypes at Skidmore

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Tonight there will be a panel discussion titled “Shades of Gray: Athletic Stereotypes on Campus – Which Side are You On: Red or Blue?” The event is being organized by the Honors Forum and panelists will fittingly address “athletic stereotypes on campus and the role athletics plays at Skidmore and beyond.” A “dessert reception” will follow.

I assume this panel is part of the illustrious Skidmore tradition of assigning GREAT IMPORTANCE to relatively trivial matters, like figuring out where to sit in D-Hall. Are you a broey hipster? Are you a sensitive jock? Who the fuck cares, sit wherever you like and don’t think about it too much.

Wednesday November 28, 7pm @ Pohndorff Room, 3rd Floor Library  

Student/Faculty Panel on Class

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Now that you’re all back from Thanksgiving break, it’s time to jump back into the cycle of crippling depression swing of things.

Tomorrow, there will be a student/faculty panel on social class at Skidmore titled “Making Class Visible.” According to SkidProp, the panel will deal with “how class background and socioeconomic status affects students and faculty at Skidmore College.” A question and answer period will follow the moderated section.

This event is being organized by the OSDP and CLASS (Class Action for Skidmore Students*), a club that seeks to “create a safe space for working-class, low-income, and first-generation students.”

*Admittedly not the most artful backronym.

Monday November 26, 7pm @ Gannett

The Rescheduled Siri Hustvedt Event

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The English Dept.’s  Siri Hustvedt lecture and panel discussion that was canceled at the end of last month because New York was buried under a mountain of snow has been rescheduled for this Tuesday (2/22) at 8pm in Emerson.

Siri Hustvedt, who has written several novels, memoirs, books of essays and short stories, will be on campus for a lecture and panel this Thursday Jan. 27th TUESDAY FEB. 22nd thanks to Salmagundi Magazine and the English Dept..

The evening will begin with a lecture by Hustvedt ‘exploring the relationship between fiction and memoir’ followed by a panel discussion featuring English Dept. fixtures Robert Boyers, Melora Wolff and Greg Hrbek.

Hustvedt has written three novels: The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, and What I Loved. The New York Times Book Review called the international best seller What I Loved “superb,” and continued, “What I Loved is a rare thing, a page-turner written at full intellectual stretch, serious but witty, large-minded and morally engaged.” Publisher’s Weekly called it “a gripping, seductive, break-out novel.” Hustvedt is also the author of several memoirs, including last year’s The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves, a neurological memoir about Hustvedt own recently developed seizure disorder. Hustvedt will deliver the 2011 Sigmund Freud Lecture in Vienna in May of this year.

Siri Hustvedt’s books are available online here.

On Campus: Author Siri Hustvedt

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Siri Hustvedt, who has written several novels, memoirs, books of essays and short stories, will be on campus for a lecture and panel this Thursday Jan. 27th thanks to Salmagundi Magazine and the English Dept..

The evening will begin with a lecture by Hustvedt ‘exploring the relationship between fiction and memoir’ followed by a panel discussion featuring English Dept. fixtures Robert Boyers, Melora Wolff and Greg Hrbek.

Hustvedt has written three novels: The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, and What I Loved. The New York Times Book Review called the international best seller What I Loved “superb,” and continued, “What I Loved is a rare thing, a page-turner written at full intellectual stretch, serious but witty, large-minded and morally engaged.” Publisher’s Weekly called it “a gripping, seductive, break-out novel.” Hustvedt is also the author of several memoirs, including last year’s The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves, a neurological memoir about Hustvedt own recently developed seizure disorder. Hustvedt will deliver the 2011 Sigmund Freud Lecture in Vienna in May of this year.

Siri Hustvedt’s books are available online here.

That lovely picture of Hustvedt’s work space via this feature from TheGuardian.co.uk