Also In This Issue

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

Skidmore's Friendship Families program pairs local residents with international students for informal support and outings, as well as "laughter and raucous debate."

With NPR and BBC experience, Galen Koch '11 is using a vintage Airstream trailer as a studio to record oral histories of the watermen and other denizens of the Maine coast.

With its virtues of "tolerance, civil rights and creativity, but with sins such as narcissism and a culture of fame," American society needs a new mindset, says journalist and author David Brooks.

Along with the three reported in this year's printed Scope, seven other athletes earned all-America honors in 2016–17. We regret their omission and offer their stories here.

Gender and race were the focus for several all-campus events, including talks by Skylar Kergil '13 and Lesley Norman '79, as part of "In It 2."

Farm and food politics, literature and nature, and "Watershed Science for a Crowded Planet" are just a few of the Skidmore course topics addressing sustainability issues.

Super-resolution microscopy and wearable computing, medieval Buddhism and pre-Columbian sculpture, skydiving and keyboards, tacos and yogurt. And lots in between.

Martin Mbugua is Skidmore's first vice president for communications and marketing. Formerly in the same field at Carnegie Mellon and Princeton, he began his career as a journalist.

Among last month's Hall of Fame inductees at Skidmore was record-breaking diver Doug Pilawa '12. In this podcast, he talks with Jill Greenleaf, head coach for men's and women's swimming and diving.

Along with many student music recitals, semester-end highlights include Big Love, a modern take on Aeschylus's play The Suppliants, Nov. 28–Dec. 3, and the winter dance concert, Dec. 1–2.

In volleyball, outside hitter Caite Canfield '19 and middle hitter Katy Ehnstrom '20 earned All-Liberty League honors. So did the coaching staff headed by Hilda Arrechea, who also reached 500 career wins. The team finished 18-11.

Follow hockey, basketball, and other winter sports news here.

Homecoming Weekend spotlighted varsity sports, team reunions, Hall of Fame inductions, and much, much 'smores.

From student performances to a meeting with the president, from faculty seminars to Career Jam with alumni and parent advisors, Celebration Weekend gave all sorts of glimpses into life at Skidmore. [photos and more]

All are invited to tune in on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, as Robin Adams '00, Andrew Hughes '92 and Amy O'Leary '92 host a Skidmore livestream featuring favorite professors, student performers and more.

Junior Admissions Workshops offer insider advice about applying to colleges. High school juniors who are children of Skidmore alumni or siblings of current students are welcome, along with their parents, Jan. 28–29, 2018. Register here.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Skidmore gatherings are slated in the coming weeks from Texas to Boston, including one at the Whitney Museum of American Art, above.

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '16, '09, '08, '92, '83, '81, '76, and '63, including a song co-written by Gaby Gold '92.

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