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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Skidmore College's Gordon Thompson On The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' U.S. Arrival

   Feb. 7, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the first visit by the Beatles to the USA.

A musician, musicologist, professor, and chair of Skidmore’s Music Department, Gordon Thompson has been studying British popular music in general and The Beatles in particular for almost 20 years.

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New York News
1:05 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

TV Producer David Miner Reflects On His Role In Creation Of "ComFest" At Skidmore College

This weekend, Skidmore College is hosting the 25th National College Comedy Festival. The annual event was first organized in 1990 by Skidmore alum David Miner. Miner, now a television producer with credits for shows including "30 Rock", "Parks and Recreation", and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", also formed the College’s first comedy group, the Ad-Liberal Artists.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 9, 2014

"Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal"

   Historians generally portray the 1950s as a conservative era when anticommunism and the Cold War subverted domestic reform, crushed political dissent, and ended liberal dreams of social democracy. These years, historians tell us, represented a turn to the right, a negation of New Deal liberalism, an end to reform.

Jennifer Delton argues that, far from subverting the New Deal state, anticommunism and the Cold War enabled, fulfilled, and even surpassed the New Deal's reform agenda. Anticommunism solidified liberal political power and the Cold War justified liberal goals such as jobs creation, corporate regulation, economic redevelopment, and civil rights.

In her book, Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal, Skidmore College History Professor Jennifer Delton shows how despite President Eisenhower's professed conservatism, he maintained the highest tax rates in U.S. history, expanded New Deal programs, and supported major civil rights reforms.

New York News
4:19 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Skidmore College Announces Partnership With NYSERDA To Train Executives In Clean Energy

The New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Insitute- or NY EXCEL - is a new program launched by Skidmore College focused on training business professionals in the Empire State about renewable energy and the opportunities surrounding clean energy investment.

The college will partner with the Syracuse Center of Excellence, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium, and the Pace Energy and Climate Center.

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New York News
7:41 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Skidmore College Solar Array Gets OK From Greenfield Planning Board

Credit wikipedia commons

Correction 10/11/13: The fence surrounding the array will be six-feet high, not five, as previously reported.

Greenfield’s planning board voted this week to approve Skidmore College’s application for a Planned Unit Development – or PUD. The project involves the construction of a 2-megawatt solar array on a 120-acre parcel of land owned by the college that currently contains baseball and polo fields.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Jonathan Franzen At Skidmore College

Credit Chris Buck / The Guardian

    Critically acclaimed novelist Jonathan Franzen will deliver this fall’s Frances Steloff Lecture at Skidmore at 8 p.m. tonight.

The reading and discussion, titled “Jonathan Franzen: The Novel and the World,” will be in Gannett Auditorium of Palamountain Hall.

The program will include the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Franzen; a book signing by the author will follow the formal program. Franzen’s books will be available for sale.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Students Stand For Service Workers In Skidmore Labor Disputes

Students rally for service workers at Skidmore College
Credit SEIU Local 200United

Students at Skidmore College recently rallied in support of service workers on campus. The demonstration came as the workers’ union is engaged in labor negotiations with the school’s administration.

On Thursday morning, students from Skidmore College gathered and stood silently, holding signs in support of workers on campus. The school’s administration is currently involved in labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union Local 200United.

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New York News
5:40 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Students Stand With Service Workers In Skidmore Labor Disputes

Students rally for service workers at Skidmore College
Credit SEIU Local 200United

Students at Skidmore College recently rallied in support of service workers on campus. The demonstration came as the workers’ union is engaged in labor negotiations with the school’s administration.

On Thursday morning, students from Skidmore College gathered and stood silently, holding signs in support of workers on campus. The school’s administration is currently involved in labor negotiations with the Service Employees International Union Local 200United.

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WAMC News
12:00 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Charles Joseph, Skidmore College - Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" 100 Years Later

Skidmore Professor Emeritus Charles Joseph
Credit Skidmore College

When Igor Stravinsky’s work “The Rite of Spring” made its debut in Paris on May 29, 1913, it was called by some one of the most scandalous events in music history. So much so that the theater erupted in a riot. Fast forward 100 years to this coming Wednesday, 100 years to the day since that debut, when the work will be performed in a new arraignment by The Five Browns at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. 

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WAMC News
3:34 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Roy Ginsberg, Skidmore College - The Thatcher-Reagan alliance

Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman prime minister of Great Britain, left a personal style and political legacy that will be debated for years to come. Like her American ally and friend, Ronald Reagan, she took power at a time when her nation was seen by many to be in economic and international decline.

Professor Roy Ginsberg, chair of the department of government at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields on the Thatcher-Reagan alliance.

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