News for Students

July 14

College mourns the passing of April Selley

Colleagues and other friends are mourning the loss of April Selley, a devoted teacher and writer who instilled in students her joy of literature and the craft of creative writing.

April 29

A tree story

Students planted a tree on campus to observe Arbor Day and the legacy of its founder, James Sterling Morton, an honorary degree recipient in 1856.

April 21

Earth Week events wrapping up

Earth Week wraps up with several events Friday, concluding a week of sustainability education and campus activities.

April 7

Spring Taylor Time! series kicks off Monday

Music by Debussy, Ravel, and Hilary Tann will be performed by celebrated Skidmore College faculty members Jan Vinci (flute), William Hakim (viola), and Elizabeth Huntley (harp).

March 1

Rain or snow, we're golfing

On one of Schenectady's cold and rainy late fall days, Emily Ferguson '18 is practicing with her pitching wedge at Pebble Beach.

March 1

Investigating Maine's radioactive granite

Hancock County, along the scenic mid-coast of Maine, is known for evergreen forests, emerald lakes and rolling blueberry fields. Less known, however, is that it is one of several areas in Maine that have a higher-than-average occurrence of lung cancer that may be linked to radioactive minerals.

November 12

Civil War glossary posted online

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination, the College’s Notables Committee mounted an exhibition titled “Profound and Poignant: Union College Connections to the Civil War Era”