Schedule of Events

A final schedule of events will be distributed upon your arrive at the Reunion Registration desk. This schedule is subject to change; please check back for updates.

Thursday, June 1

Time Activity
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Prospective Student Admission Interviews, Info Sessions, and Campus Tours

Location: Eissner Admissions Center, North Broadway
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The Office of Admissions extends a special invitation to high school students; information sessions, evaluative admission interviews (for juniors and seniors), and campus tours are available throughout the day. If students are accompanying you to Reunion, invite them to come learn more about Skidmore! By appointment only; please call 518-580-5570.
Noon–9 p.m.

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
3 p.m.

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Enjoy a tour of Janine Antoni/Stephen Petronio: Entangle led by Laila Morgan ’18, the Tang Museum’s Marchand Intern. Entangle presents three visual and performance works—Rope Dance, On the Table, and Honey Baby—that aim to blur the lines between artist, dancer, choreographer, and audience.
5–7 p.m.

All-Class Welcome Party

Location: Case Center Patio, Overlooking the Green
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Join Skidmore Alumni from all classes as we kick off Reunion 2017!
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Class of 1972 Gathering

Location: Hattie’s Patio, 45 Phila St., Saratoga Springs
6 p.m.

Scribner Society Dinner

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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Join President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach for a celebration of alumnae in post-50th-reunion classes.
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1967 Reception and Dinner

Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza and the Spa
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Class of 1982 Dutch Treat Gathering

Location: Circus Café, 392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.

Class of 1977 Dutch Treat Gathering

Location: Olde Bryan Inn, 123 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs
7–9 p.m.

Class of 1997 Gathering

Location: Desperate Annie’s, 12 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
7:30 p.m.

Class of 1992 Informal Gathering

Location: Druthers Brewing Company, 381 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9 p.m.

Class of 2002 Informal Gathering

Location: Desperate Annie’s, 12 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
9:30 p.m.

Class of 2007 Informal Gathering

Location: Henry Street Taproom, 86 Henry St., Saratoga Springs

Friday, June 2

Time Activity
6:30 a.m.

Class of 1967 Coffee Service

Location: Hospitality Suite
7:30–9 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
7:30-9 a.m.

Class of 1962 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, reserved tables
7:30-9 a.m.

Class of 1967 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, reserved tables
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Prospective Student Admission Interviews/Information Sessions/Campus Tours

Location: Eissner Admissions Center, North Broadway
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The Office of Admissions extends a special invitation to high school students wishing to learn more about Skidmore College. Information sessions, evaluative admission interviews (high school juniors and seniors), and campus tours are available throughout the day. If a student is accompanying you to Reunion, invite them to come learn more about Skidmore! By appointment only; please call 518-580-5570
8:30–10 a.m

Skidmore Legacy Society Breakfast with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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For members of the Legacy Society who have affirmed their commitment to Skidmore’s future by establishing a planned gift. By invitation only.
9 a.m.–Midnight

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Bus departs from Case Center parking lot at 9:20 a.m.
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Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore's first campus. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.
10 a.m.

Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Go behind the scenes of Skidmore’s interdisciplinary teaching museum and art gallery, guided by Sanjana Gothi, the Tang’s Winter Intern.
11 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Lunch

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
11 a.m.

Mini College: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Kim Crabbe, director of the Career Development Center
Location: Bolton Hall, room 101
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Whether you have been in your career for a short time or a lifetime, you may be contemplating a major transition. In this 50 minute workshop, discover the ways you can leverage your current skill set and life goals to move into a more satisfying and rewarding career.
11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tee Off for the Weekend

Location: McGregor Links Country Club, Wilton
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The twenty-third Annual Alumni Golf Outing is open to all Skidmore alumni and guests and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive at the course by 10:45 a.m.. Advance registration is required, with slots filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For directions, please click here.)
11 a.m.

Class of 1962 Music Performance

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helene Filene Ladd '22 Concert Hall
Noon

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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A special luncheon for all reunion and class volunteers. By invitation only; each invitee is welcome to bring a guest.
1–4 p.m.

Career Development Center Open House

Location: Starbuck 204
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The staff of the Career Development Center will be on hand to demonstrate the Career Development Web site and to discuss networking, career advising, job listings, and other services available to alumni.
1:30 p.m.

Mini College: Skidmore’s Sustainability Story

Levi Rogers, campus sustainability coordinator
Location: Location TBD
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Skidmore is becoming a leader in campus sustainability. Individuals, offices, and departments across the College have been implementing creative sustainability solutions that address practical needs and also help make the campus into a living and learning laboratory. Learn about the innovative student programs, impressive renewable-energy projects, course curricula, and other initiatives that minimize Skidmore’s environmental impact and empower the community to make positive changes in our world. A tour will follow, for those interested in seeing many of these campus projects firsthand.
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 1:20 p.m.
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Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore's first campus. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.
2:15 p.m.

Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides

Location: Depart from Eissner Admissions Center
2:30 p.m.

Class of 1962 Mini College

Location: Location TBD
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A 55th-reunion seminar led by Kate Graney, political science professor and director of Skidmore’s Gender Studies Program.
2:30 p.m.

Class of 1967 Programming

Location: Location TBD
3 p.m.

Sustainable Skidmore Walking Tour

Location: Meet outside of Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
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Join Skidmore’s Sustainability Office staff for a tour of such campus initiatives as bike-sharing, the community garden, renewable energy systems, and the North Woods. Also learn about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular programs, and our plans for the future.
3–4 p.m.

Walking Tour of Congress Park & Canfield Casino

Location: Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 3 p.m.
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Join fellow alumni on a guided walking tour of these historic locations. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Open to all.
3-5 p.m.

Alumni Admissions Contacts Reception and Open House

Location: Eissner Admissions Center, North Broadway
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Meet the Admissions staff and AAC volunteers, and tour the new Eissner Admissions Center. Thanks to current AACs for their volunteer work; alumni interested in learning more about volunteering for the AAC program are warmly encouraged to join this event. RSVP by May 26 to Eriko Fujita at 518-580-8333.
3:30 p.m.

Mini College: Skidmore's Science Initiative

Kimberley Frederick, professor of chemistry
Location: Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
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See the plans for new and renovated physical- and life-science facilities on campus. Get an overview of the history of the sciences at Skidmore and the design for our future science facilities, which will feature innovative spaces to foster even more hands-on, creative, interdisciplinary collaborations and to invite participation by the entire community. The transformational potential of this project is thrilling, promising to enhance the role of sciences in the liberal arts and Skidmore’s place among the top liberal arts schools in the country.
4 p.m.

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, room 207
5–6:15 p.m.

Presidents Society Reception

Location: Scribner House Lawn, 791 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs
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The Presidents Society honors Skidmore’s founder and presidents. Through their dedicated generosity and unwavering commitment to the College, the members of the Presidents Society set a standard that inspires the entire College community and is central to our continued growth and success. By invitation only.
5:30–6:30 p.m.

Alumni Reunion Art Exhibition Opening

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Presentation Room
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Come enjoy the talents of Skidmore’s alumni artists at this twenty-thirdannual event.
6:15 p.m.

Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, and 1957 Reception and Dinner

Location: Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, 301 Church St., Saratoga Springs
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Bus departs residence hall at 6 p.m. A separate bus will pick up those attending the President’s Society reception.
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1962 Reception and Dinner

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1967 Reception and Dinner with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach

Location: National Museum of Racing, 191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs
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Bus departs Sussman Village bus stop at 6:15 p.m. A separate bus will pick up those attending the President’s Society reception.
6:30–9:30 p.m.

Class of 1977 Dinner

Location: Saratoga Winery, 462 State Route 29, Saratoga Springs
6:30–9 p.m.

Class of 2007 BYOB Wine-and-Cheese Welcome

Location: Case Center, Case Patio
7–8:30 p.m.

Class of 1972 Gathering

Location: Jacob & Anthony’s, 38 High Rock Ave., Saratoga Springs
7-10 p.m.

Class of 1982 Reception

Location: The Lodge at Saratoga Casino Hotel, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs
7-9:30 p.m.

Class of 1992 Informal Dinner Gathering

Location: Mouzon House, 1 York Street, Saratoga Springs
7 p.m.

Class of 1997 Gathering

Location: Gaffney’s Restaurant, 16 Caroline St. #1, Saratoga Springs
7-9:30 p.m.

Class of 1987 Dinner

Location: Falstaff’s
8 p.m.

Class of 2002 Gathering

Location: Druthers Brewing Company, 381 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
9 p.m.

Family Movie Night Hosted by Class of 1997

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
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Come join the Class of ’97 under the stars for a movie that is entertaining (and appropriate) for all ages. And what kind of movie night would it be without fresh popcorn?
9 p.m.

Class of 2007 Informal Gathering

Location: Desperate Annie’s, 12 Caroline St., Saratoga Springs
9:30 p.m.

Class of 2012 Informal Gathering

Location: Gaffney’s Restaurant, 16 Caroline St. #1, Saratoga Springs

Saturday, June 3

Time Activity
6:30 a.m.

Class of 1967 Coffee Service

Location: Hospitality Suite
7:30–9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 1st floor
7:30-9 a.m.

Class of 1962 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, reserved tables
7:30-9 a.m.

Class of 1967 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, reserved tables
8:30–9:30 a.m.

President’s Breakfast for the 2017 Alumni Awards Recipients

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
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By invitation only.
9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Registration

Location: Case Center, second floor
9-10 a.m.

Pre-Parade Gathering

Location: Case Center Patio
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Grab a complimentary mimosa or other beverage with your classmates as you prepare for the Parade of Classes
10:15 a.m.

Parade of Classes

Location: Case Center Patio
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Led by the Schenectady Pipe Band, Ltd., proceeds from Dana Science Center to Arthur Zankel Music Center
10:30 a.m.

Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Class Gift Presentation

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Auditorium
Noon–2 p.m.

All Reunion Classes Picnic

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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Join alumni, family, and friends for a tasty BBQ. Pony rides, face-painting and Mr. Bouncy Bounce for the kids. A photo booth will be on site for everyone to receive a personalized Reunion memento.
12:40-2 p.m.

Class Photo

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Location: Case Center, Porter Plaza, Rain location: Case Center, The Spa
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1942, 1947, 1952: 1–1:10 p.m.
1957: 1:10–1:20 p.m.
1962: 1:20–1:30 p.m.
1967: 6:15 p.m. (at the Zankel’s Thomas Amphitheater)
1972: 12:40–12:50 p.m.
1977: 1–1:10 p.m.
1982: 12:50–1 p.m.
1987: 1:10–1:20 p.m.
1992: 12:50–1 p.m.
1997: 1:40–1:50 p.m.
2002: 1:20–1:30 p.m.
2007: 1:30–1:40 p.m.
2012: 12:40–12:50 p.m.
2 p.m.

Mini College: Can We Talk? Trying to Teach, Learn, and Argue in a Culture Committed to Correctness

Robert Boyers, professor of English and edi
Location: Location TBD
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Whether it’s called “the new sensitivity” or “the new puritanism” or “the demise of liberalism,” U.S. campuses have seen the growing influence of persons who are intolerant of genuine diversity of opinion. Their goal seems to be to create a college environment in which—as Yale professor David Bromwich put it— the institution becomes “a laboratory that knows how to monitor everything” and the dominant spirit resembles that of “a church held together by the hunt for heresies.” We will openly discuss the facts and implications—political, cultural, and educational—of these developments.
2–4 p.m.

Sussman Village Open House

Location: Sussman Village, Apartment TBD
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Take a peek into Skidmore's newest student apartments, part of the complex replacing Scribner Village.
2–5 p.m.

Class of 2007 Fun Day

Location: Case Green
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Join your classmates on the green, let loose, and have a couple of laughs! BYOB
2–5 p.m.

Class of 2012 Fun Day

Location: Upper South Park
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Join your classmates in the park, let loose, and have a couple of laughs! BYOB
2:30 p.m.

Class of 1957 Memorial Service

Location: Alumni Memorial Garden (behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
2:30 p.m.

Class of 1962 Minicollege

Location: Location TBD
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A 55th-reunion learning experience led by physician Felicia Axelrod ’62.
2:30–4 p.m.

Class of 1972 History of Yaddo

Location: Location TBD
2:30–4 p.m.

Class of 2002 Activity

Location: Location TBD
3 p.m.

Mini College: The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life

Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology
Location: Location TBD
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Humans’ awareness and fear of death greatly affects our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. We manage this terror by seeking a sense of our meaning and eligibiity for literal or symbolic immortality. This quest underlies some of our most noble achievements as well as hostility and disdain for people with different beliefs, indifference or contempt toward the natural environment, and a mindless pursuit of material possessions—which threaten to make humankind the first form of life responsible for its own extinction. I will discuss these ideas, empirical work that corroborates them, and their implications for individual and social behavior.
3 p.m.

North Woods Nature Hike

Location: Meet at Falstaff’s
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The Sustainability Office and student North Woods stewards welcome everyone for a nature walk through Skidmore’s unique natural resource—a living classroom as well as an outlet for co-curricular and recreational activities. Please wear sturdy shoes.
3 p.m.

Class of 1952 Memorial Service

Location: Location TBD
3:15 p.m.

Guided Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs and the Old Campus

Location: Bus departs Case Center parking lot at 3:05 p.m.
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Enjoy a tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus. No pre-registration, but space is limited; first-come, first-served.
3:30 p.m.

Tour of the Tang

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Wachenheim Gallery
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Enjoy a tour of If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day: Collections of Claude Simard led by Ian Berry, the Dayton Director of Skidmore’s interdisciplinary teaching museum and art gallery. Claude Simard (1956–2014) was an artist, cofounder of Jack Shainman Gallery in Manhattan, and both a muse and patron of generations of artists.
4 p.m.

Gathering for Friends of Bill W.

Location: Ladd Hall, room 207
4 p.m.

Mini College: 100 Days of Trumpitude: Keeping Promises in the Dark

Ron Seyb, professor of government
Location: Location TBD
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Many political commentators say that presidents have only 100 days to put their mark on public policy before their influence over Congress fades. Perhaps more crucial than legislative success in an era of partisan polarization and institutional deadlock is presidents’ success in gaining control over departments in the executive branch. President Obama, for example, altered education, environmental, gun, and immigration policies through executive actions and regulatory interventions that did not require congressional consent. This talk examines Donald Trump’s efforts with the executive and Congress, and whether policy-making will become less a product of interinstitutional deliberation and more a product of presidential discretion.
5–6 p.m.

Skidmore Department of Nursing Reception: Celebrating the Past and the Future

Location: Dana Science Center, Fowler Atrium
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Come join fellow Nursing graduates to celebrate the rich history of Skidmore’s nursing program and to learn about the agreement with New York University to facilitate the entrance of Skidmore students into NYU’s nursing program.
5:30 p.m.

Class of 1992 Gathering

Location: Hospitality Suite
5:45 p.m.

Class of 1967 Reception

Location: Class of 1967 Lobby, Palamountain Hall
6 p.m.

Classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, and 1957 Celebration Dinner

Location: Case Center, Intercultural Lounge
6:15 p.m.

Class of 1967 Photograph

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Thomas Amphitheater
6:15 p.m.

Class of 1962 Celebration Dinner

Location: Surrey-Williamson Inn
6:15 p.m.

Class of 1987 Celebration Dinner

Location: Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1972 Celebration Dinner

Location: Scribner House, Carriage House
6:30 p.m.

Class of 1977 Celebration Dinner

Location: Keyes Quad and Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
6:45 p.m.

Class of 1967 Celebration Dinner

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center, under the tent
7 p.m.

Class of 1982 Celebration Dinner

Location: Starbuck Quad and Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
7 p.m.

Class of 1992 Celebration Dinner

Location: Surrey-Williamson Inn, under the tent
7:30 p.m.

Classes of 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012 Celebration

Location: Upper South Park, under the tent
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Join classmates to celebrate Reunion and enjoy a wonderful party spread!
9:15–10 p.m.

Live Music and Dancing

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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Enjoy music by local favorites Soul Session!
10 p.m.

Twenty-fifth Annual Reunion Fireworks Display

Location: South Park
10:30 p.m.–midnight

Live Music and Dancing

Location: Upper South Park, Under the Tent
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After the fireworks, continue dancing the night away with the Accents Band!

Sunday, June 4

Time Activity
7 a.m.–11 a.m.

Check-out

Location: Residence halls
7:30–11:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
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Tables will be reserved by class
8–9:30 a.m.

Class of 1967 Breakfast

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast

Location: Case Center, Intercultural Center
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Join fellow alumni for a continental breakfast for alumni of color and LGBTQ alumni. Hear ideas and plans for engaging our diverse alumni population.
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Alumni Memorial Service

Location: Alumni Memorial Garden (behind the Surrey-Williamson Inn)
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Pay tribute to members of the Skidmore community who have recently passed away.
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