Also In This Issue

Alumni news reports, from travels to jobs to weddings to babies, are always on view at the Class Notes site.

From Russia to South Africa, students studied abroad this semester and learned even more than they bargained for. Blogs and other reports give a firsthand glimpse.

Caitlyn Opfer '18 and Jack Sloan '18 talk about serving as consultants for Saratoga-area businesses and organizations. The program's faculty liaison, Colleen Burke, explains the benefits for all parties.

Skidmore makes an extravaganza out of Giving Tuesday, engaging alumni and parents with those on campus for camaraderie, fun and fundraising. This year's event was a big hit.

Skidmore's student-faculty-staff Investment Working Group is seeking alumni opinions on the college's future investment strategies; here is its brief survey.

The hoops are hot: Kelly Donnelly '18 was again the league's Performer of the Week in women's basketball, fueling a recent win over powerhouse Middlebury. And the men's basketball team, ranked 18th nationally, leads the league in scoring.

For advice about applying to any college, Skidmore invites high school juniors who are the children of Skidmore alumni or employees, as well as siblings of current students, to campus for this year's Junior Admissions Workshop, Jan. 27–28, 2018.

Skidmore's travel program offers a "Quest to the Heart of Britain," June 25–July 8, 2018. Led by Prof. Erica Bastress-Dukehart, the trip offers "time travel" through role-playing, to bring 16th- and 17th-century Britain to life.

Murphy's on the Green

From tours and talks to career networking, events are coming soon to Denver, San Francisco and LA, Hanover, N.H., and four sites in Florida.

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '08, '02, '98, and '95, including New York State Supreme Court Justice Christina Roberts Ryba '98

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.