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A fresh batch of alumni news, from travels to jobs to new babies, can be viewed now on the Class Notes site.

This year's Beatlemore Skidmania raised close to $12,000 for several noble causes, but it also raised nostalgia, camaraderie, and intergenerational spirit—read the reactions of a student blogger here.

A third TEDx Skidmore College presented five takes on change, including gender transitioning, adopting a vegan diet, and ways of "seeing" music while "hearing" color.

Skidmore Cares this year provided more than 3,000 food items and more than $14,000 in cash to local shelters, food pantries, school programs, and other agencies helping the needy.

Citing its students' "interest in creative and unconventional thinking," Hidden Ivies places Skidmore among America's top liberal arts institutions, along with the likes of Amherst, Duke, Emory, Stanford, Wesleyan, and Williams.

Isolde Brielmaier has been appointed curator-at-large for Skidmore's Tang Museum. She is on the faculty of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, specializing in global visual culture; race, gender, and class; technology; and the international art market.

US-Russia issues from cybersecurity to Mideast policy got a candid airing in a live web interaction that engaged Skidmore political science students with master's candidates at Moscow's Diplomatic Academy.

From the New York Times to Vogue to National Public Radio, everyone's talking about the posthumous story collection Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by filmmaker and writer Kathleen Conwell Collins '63.

In Shanghai, Phil and Marie Glotzbach pose with parent leaders and event organizers Huijuan Jing and Weixiong Zeng, whose son is Jing

A presidential trip last month brought news of Skidmore to alumni, parents, and potential new applicants in several East Asian cities. A London stop was included too.

The men's basketball team fought valiantly against a very hot Middlebury squad, losing a tough decision, 72-71. Heading into the holiday break, the T'breds are 5-3. Their next games [livestreamed here] are Dec. 30 and 31 against Vassar and RIT.

Dining Services' "Grinchmas" dinner delighted students, faculty and staff families, and others, as Instagram showed off President Phil Glotzbach in the title role. Campus scenes, happy new admits, and more here.

With videos and more (playlist at right, here), Skidmore's $300,000-plus from nearly 1,000 donors earned it a nod as one of this year's best Giving Tuesday campaigns of any college.

Since helping alumni is a priority for the Career Development Center, it periodically emails Grad Gigs, a newsletter sharing employment opportunities that CDC staffers learn of from their talks with employers and the Skidmore network. To sign up for Grad Gigs, email the CDC's Pam Fisher.

Skidmore was "life-changing," "too expensive," and a lot more, according to grads from class years ending in 1 and 6. They were the latest to rate their Skidmore education in the Alumni Learning Census. Grads from classes ending in 2 and 7 will receive questionnaires soon; those who haven't already taken the survey can fill it out here.

For advice about applying to any college, Skidmore invites high school juniors who are the children of Skidmore alumni or employees, as well as siblings of current students, to campus for this year's Junior Admissions Workshop, January 29-30.

On Jan. 17, 18, and 19 career networking comes to D.C., Boston, and New York City. Then Floridians can catch interesting lectures: by history professor Erica Bastress-Dukehart on "botany and empire" in old Europe on Jan. 24 in Boca and on Jan. 27 in Vero, and by Erin McHugh '74, author of Political Suicide, on Jan. 26 in Naples.

Registration is open for September's one-week "Flavors of Northern Italy" trip, inviting visitors to unpack, settle in, and luxuriate in the area's cuisine and culture.

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '05, '99, '96, '92, '88, '84, and '79, including chocolatier Lindsay Tarnoff '05.

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.