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Cycling club?

Who are these pedal-pushers, where are they, and what are they doing? If you have an answer, tell us the story at 518-580-5747,, or Scope c/o Skidmore College. We’ll report answers, and run a new quiz, in the upcoming Scope.


Candlelight march? “That’s my dad!” writes Jena Rotheim ’93. Along with him—Roy Rotheim, professor of economics—she recognizes, to his right, his former faculty colleague Curtis Haynes “and, of course, President David Porter.” She adds, “My guess is this was the early 1990s and they are participating in either the tree-lighting on Case Green or a peace vigil of some kind. Knowing my dad, it’s probably the latter.”

Jennifer Kong ’92 offers more details: “This was a candle­light vigil on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January 1991.” David Emerson Shin Stotler ’82 also recognizes his old econ professor Rotheim and guesses right about the MLK Day observance. In addition to Porter, Haynes, and Rotheim in the front, Kong recognizes the two women in the shadows at the far left as Isabelle Williams, professor emerita of music (who herself confirms the identification), and Maureen Mlynarczyk ’94.

Former econ department secretary Virginia (Swift) Ponessa even hazards a guess about the hat-wearer facing away from the camera: “It might be Michael Arnush,” professor of classics. For his part, Arnush says he was indeed at the event, but he’s sure that isn’t him in the photo, because “I have never worn, and will never wear, a beret.”