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Spring 2003

Scope cover, Spring 2002

Artist Jim Hodges creates visual meditations with everyday objects, such as this untitled 1997 work, a cracked mirror on canvas. His work will be on view at Skidmore’s Tang Museum from June 21 to August 31. For information, call 518-580-8080 or see www.skidmore .edu/tang.
(Courtesy of the artist and CRG Gallery)


Make No Small Plans. In honor of Skidmore’s centennial, pick up a copy of Make No Small Plans, researched and written by Mary C. Lynn, professor of American studies. This comprehensive history is jammed with facts and photos, personal stories and recollections, and more than 200 photographs. Order it today!

Scope cover, Spring 2002

 

Captain Art Richardson ’77 has worked in Baghdad, Bosnia, even Antarctica; Korea’s next.
(Photo by Hilary Schwab)

F E A T U R E S

Balancing the books in precarious times
College budgeteers walk the razor’s edge

The squeeze is on
Skidmore grapples with budget woes

Conscientious inspector
Cover story: Career Navy man knows the art, and price, of war

Change is good
Making the big move to switch careers

Up in the air
Tales of a Navy pilot

D E P A R T M E N T S

Letters

Observations

Centennial spotlight

On campus

Faculty focus

Arts on view

Sports

Books

Alumni affairs and development

Class notes


  Who, what, where?
Winter quiz:
Who, what, when?


News Breaks

SKIDMORE’S PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH is down to a small handful of finalist candidates, who are slated to visit campus and meet with faculty and students in April-May. The search committee, chaired by trustee John Howley ’80, has been thrilled with the candidate pool. Stay tuned for a possible announcement of Skidmore’s new president by this summer; meanwhile, click here for the latest.

MUSIC LEGEND PHIL RAMONE http://www. philramone.com/ visited campus in April to talk with music students, especially in the Music Technology course. A ten-time Grammy winner, Ramone produced hit records with Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Gloria Estefan, and others; he also produced dozens of major movie soundtracks, from Midnight Cowboy to Casino Royale to Flashdance, and worked on Broadway shows from Chicago to The Wiz.

COMMENCEMENT GUEST SPEAKERS this year include West Wing actress Anna Deavere Smith, Skidmore trustee Joan Layng Dayton ’63, and American Museum of Natural History president Ellen Futter. Commencement is Saturday, May 17; click here for the schedule.


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