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Troy Walker, Nick and Gabe, and 16 college troupes—from Skidomedy to Hammerkatz to Whistling Shrimp—are slated for this year's National College Comedy Fest at Skidmore, Feb. 10 and 11. Details are on social media at #comfest2017.

From Forbes to US News & World Report to Kiplinger's, from Tribeca to Sundance, and from the Liberty League to the late great Moore Hall, 2016 put Skidmore in the news and on the map. Here's a top ten (plus one).

Joel Aure has joined Skidmore as its first full-time Title IX coordinator. Previously in a similar post at SUNY-Purchase, Aure will work across campus constituencies on assuring gender equity compliance and preventing and addressing sexual and gender-based misconduct.

Thoroughbred swimmer Erin Donovan '17—in Puerto Rico with the team last week—has been on social media, sharing views of its activities in and out of the pool.

This semester the Tang Museum presents Entangle, three visual and performance works by Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio, this year's McCormack Visiting Artists at Skidmore. The series begins with the interactive Rope Dance, Jan. 28 through March 19. Also, Balinese music is cycling through the elevator until March 12.

Juried student art show opening, Feb. 2, Schick Gallery

"Art and the Brain" lecture by student art show juror John Stomberg, Feb. 9, Filene Recital Hall

Skidmore Wind Festival, Feb 11–12, Zankel Music Center

Ensemble Connect (formerly ACJW) 10th-anniversary concert, Feb. 17, Zankel Music Center

This is the fifth year of the Skids on the Loose photo challenge. In the hands of students and alumni, Skids has traveled the globe, met friends and family, and more. Use #SkidsontheLoose to check out this year's photos so far.

Floridians can catch history professor Erica Bastress-Dukehart discusing "botany and empire" in old Europe on Jan. 24 in Boca and on Jan. 27 in Vero, along with Erin McHugh '74, author of Political Suicide, on Jan. 26 in Naples.

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '13, '02, '97, '96, '90, '78, and '70, including potter Keith Kreeger '97.

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