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Skidmore to gather, reflect on life of Alexander Grant

March 10, 2011

Skidmore will gather today (Thursday, March 10) at 5 p.m. in the Case Center walkway for a silent vigil in memory of Alexander Grant, a member of the Boston College Class of 2013, who died in Saratoga Springs earlier this week while visiting friends who are Skidmore students.

It appears that Mr. Grant lost his way in the snow following a party at an off-campus location. His body was found Tuesday in a wooded area off Church Street.

The Saratoga Springs Police Department is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Grant's death, which was due to drowning, according to the results of an autopsy. 

Earlier this week, Acting President Susan Kress met with members of Mr. Grant's family and conveyed to them condolences on behalf of Skidmore's students, faculty, and staff. Several members of the Skidmore community also have been in touch with representatives of Boston College, including its President, the Rev. William P. Leahy.

Said Acting President Kress in a campus message, "The death of a student is a tragic event in the life of any college, and this is a grievous loss for two campus communities. Our hearts go out to Mr. Grant's family and friends and to the Boston College community."

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