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Skidmore College
Office of the President

Statement in response to Atlanta shootings

March 17, 2021

Dear Skidmore Community, 

I write in sadness and outrage in response to the terrible shootings in the Atlanta area yesterday evening. We categorically condemn these attacks on persons of Asian descent, particularly in this year when anti-Asian, anti-Asian American and anti-immigrant violence have been so pronounced. Our hearts go out to the families and victims of these senseless attacks. 

Should students wish to reach out for support, services are available through the Skidmore Counseling Center. Faculty and staff seeking support may call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 518-793-9768 or 1-800-734-6072.  

We stand in support of our entire Skidmore community, and particularly our community members of Asian and Asian American identity, during this tragic moment. We condemn all acts of racism and violence. Together we will continue the important work of building a community of trust at Skidmore through our ongoing commitment to diversity, inclusion and understanding. 

Marc C. Conner