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Student Minimum Wage Raised for Upcoming Year

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

About how much I made in my year working in dhall.

The entire Skidmore student body received an email from SGA President Addison Bennett ’16 on Friday, December 19th containing an announcement from President Glotzbach that the bottom pay scale for student workers will increase in the new year to reflect the New York State minimum wage:

At its meeting today, December 19, the Institutional Policy and Planning Committee (IPPC) unanimously supported increasing student workers’ pay to current New York State (NYS) minimum wage standards effective for work performed after January 1, 2015.  Although the College is exempt from NYS minimum wage guidelines with respect to student workers, we are pleased to inform the community of this change.   We thank the Student Government Association (SGA), members of the community, the IPPC, and President’s Cabinet for their support.

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Weekend Distractions CXXII

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

THURSDAY
8:00PM – ROCK THE VOTE: A Student Band Showcase @ Falstaff’s

FRIDAY:
3:30PM – AKT (Awkward Kids Talking) Auditions @ Upstairs of JKB
3:30PM – State of the College Address @ Zankel
6:00PM – AKT Auditions @ Upstairs of JKB

SATURDAY
9:00AM – Women’s Tennis vs.Union
1:00PM – Women’s Soccer vs. Plattsburgh
4:00PM – Men’s Soccer vs. Plattsburgh
8:00PM – Los Elk and The Rooks @ Falstaff’s

Missing something? Let us know in the comments!

REMINDER: Community Dialogue is Still a Buzzword

Monday, September 15th, 2014

In approximately two hours, Rochelle Calhoun will kick off a week of events hosted by the administration designed to make you (yes, you) feel more informed and involved in this little community we call Pleasantville Skidmore. All joking aside, the campus Advisory Council is hosting the first of three dialogues on the revised Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct policy today in Davis at 4pm.  Click here to read the new policy and peruse the rest of the Sexual Misconduct site, which the administration unveiled in light of the Robert Gardner arrest.

If you can’t make the dialogue this afternoon there will be a second open forum on Wednesday Oct. 8th at 12:00pm in Gannett. If you can’t make that one, then there will be another held on Tuesday, November 4th at 7:30pm in Davis. So your excuses for not attending are dwindling pretty quickly.

In addition to these dialogues, FDR-wannabe Phil Glotzbach is opening up his office to the community this Wednesday Sept. 17 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Even if you have nothing to complain about, stop by and say wassup to your esteemed President.  Of course, this is assuming you can find his office on the fourth floor of Palamountain.

Finally, this Friday the 19th at 3:30pm in Zankel, Pg and SGA President Addison Bennett will be presenting the State of the College Address, which I didn’t know was a thing.  If it’s anything like the State of the Union address, it’s sure to be filled with lies and disappointment.

And don’t forget, SGA elections are Thursday and Friday this week. Vote or die!!!

 

President Glotzbach Releases Official Statement on Campus Safety Officer’s Arrest & New Sexual Misconduct Prevention Initiatives

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Following the arrest of campus safety officer Robert Gardner on charges of sexual misconduct back in late June, President Phillip Glotzbach has sent out a series of emails regarding the incident. What with this being a concern for many alumni, parents, and others not presently on the student email list, the official statement on Gardner’s arrest can be read below.

To Members of the Skidmore Community:

Earlier today, I announced a number of new steps we are taking to expand our response to the issue of gender-based and sexual misconduct. This issue afflicts not only higher education but also the larger communities in which we live, and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure the safety of every member of our community.

Given the heightened sense of concern regarding this issue, I believe it important to update you on an incident that occurred earlier this summer. We were dismayed to learn that a member of our Campus Safety staff was arrested for an alleged sexual abuse. He was off-duty at the time, the events in question occurred off campus, and the other person was unrelated to the College. The employee was immediately suspended, banned from campus, and no longer works at the College.

It is our usual practice not to comment on individual personnel matters; however, these allegations are a matter of public record. As we begin the new academic year, I want to assure you that the College responded immediately and appropriately as soon as we were notified of the incident.

As always, we have been cooperating with local authorities and appreciate their continued efforts in helping to keep our community safe.

Sincerely,

Pg

Philip A. Glotzbach
President

Shortly before–as mentioned in the statement–President Glotzbach sent out an email to the student body outlining steps that the administration has taken to address the growing issue of sexual and gender-based misconduct on college campuses and “foster a campus climate of respect, care, and safety.”

These steps include the creation of a new comprehensive website on sexual and gender-based misconduct; three public forums to be held over the course of this upcoming semester; and an addition unto the New-Student Orientation of a new program entitled “The First 6 Weeks” that will “address a wide range of issues during this important transitional moment for students.”

I strongly encourage you to read through the email and peruse the new website, as it contains very thorough information on sexual misconduct, how to respond to any such misconduct, and what we as a community can do to address this important issue.