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Commencement 2007
The usher's tale
Women's works
Steloff Lecture brings von Trotta and Atwood
Skidmore teams with Carnegie and Juilliard First residency in October
For the record Making, and mentoring, music
Faculty retirees Levith, Tacardon, Sweet, Zangrando
Professoriat What the faculty are up to
Thinking ahead Brooklyn teens get a taste of college life
Books Faculty and alumni authors
One foot out the door Periclean Scholar award winners
Business casual Quirky performance art
Creative kleptomania Top composer advocates artistic license
Sportswrap Spring sports highlights


Thinking ahead

Seventh- and eighth-graders from a Brooklyn public school arrive on campus for a taste of college life. Their two-day visit, hosted by Prof. Joyce Rubin and about twenty-five education majors, included sitting in on a wide range of classes and staying overnight in student residences. Skidmore education students had visited the Brooklyn school last year and this year, but bringing thirty of its pupils to Saratoga was a first. For Skidmore students who grew up in suburbia, Rubin says, these firsthand encounters bring new understandings about the needs, and successes, of urban schools. As a result of the Skidmore-Brooklyn exchanges, Lauren Henigan ’06 became a teacher at the school this year, and its principal says many kids and parents are talking about the possibility of college for the first time. —SR