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Class notes

Alumni news reports, from travels to jobs to weddings to babies, are always on view at the Class Notes site.

Chef at work

Skidmore's dining services team earned another gold medal in the American Culinary Federation competition, held on campus at the end of January.

Erica Bastress-Dukehart

The This is Skidmore podcast kicks off its fourth season with Associate Professor Erica Bastress-Dukehart and three of her students who completed the course "The Quest."

Collage by Ephraim Asili, 2017 (detail), courtesy of the artist

Ephraim Asili: Jazz Salt, part of the Elevator Music series, is a multimedia installation featuring sampled musical tracks that celebrate the music and poetry of black Americans while confronting 20th-century racial politics. It runs through May 20.


Skidmore gatherings are slated in the coming weeks from LA to Florida to Maine, including performances by the Bandersnatchers, above.

Skids at the Lincoln Memorial

In honor of President’s Day this month, we share this photo from Ian Sattler ’99. You can request your own Skids and share your pictures using #SkidsOnTheLoose or by emailing them to You might see your photo here!

Crowd cheers for Thoroughbreds

A wild overtime win over RIT on Big Green Scream Day has the women's basketball team in first place with two games to play.

Monument Valley

Go where hoodoos, slot canyons, arches, buttes and mesas fill vast horizons with impossible beauty and learn about the Americans of "Red Rock Country" who shaped our nation's history, October 1–10.

Dover Quartet

Upcoming campus events include the 2018 Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition, Ensemble Connect Feb. 16, Porter Classical World Lecture Feb. 20, Dover Quartet (above) Feb. 24, Making Democracy Work series Feb. 27 and Beijing Guitar Duo March 1.

Athletics Hall of Fame logo

Skidmore's Athletics Hall of Fame invites nominations until April 2 to induct the fastest, winningest, best Thoroughbreds from all eras.

Laughing Gull chocolates

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of 2009, 2005, 2002, 1987, 1983 and 1978, including Laughing Gull Chocolates founder Lindsay Tarnoff '05.

Alumni memorial garden

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