November 25, 2011
At Skidmore, we are not some group of lilly-livered good-for-nothing wimps. We don’t need no stinking October break! We start in September and trudge straight through until Thanksgiving. We don’t even get the the Monday and Tuesday off before the Great Feast. We’re fricken AWESOME!
If you detected a slight hint of sarcasm in my opening, good job. We at Skidmore suck very possible day of learning out of our academic calendar. But, what that means is that once Thanksgiving hits, the thinking caps fly off, the feet go up, and the beers crack open (if you are at least 21 years of age, of course). It feels great to get a full three weekdays off towards the end of the semester. It turns out to be the deep breadth that you need in order to cope with the onslaught on finals, papers, and projects that await us when we get back to campus. I love the TTD.
Whatever your tradition over the Thanksgiving break is, have a happy one, and get prepared for the work that’s waiting for you when you get back.
Happy T-Bird Day!