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Reading the February Scope Monthly, Mike San Clemente ’90 especially enjoyed the feature about students deciding on their majors and sent along this comment: “I’d recommend at least a few business classes for everyone, regardless of major: we all need to know how to make money. If you go even further and decide to pursue a business major, ping some alums to find out what each area within business offers — salary, total number of jobs, etc. For example, marketing is the most fun, but it pays a bit less than most other business majors and generally offers less stability.” In true alumni-networking fashion, he also offered to help Skiddies of any era: “Please reach out to me on LinkedIn if you want to connect further.”


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Kayla Abelove Feldman ’64 saw the announcement about Beatlemore Skidmania in the November Scope Monthly, and sent this little reminiscence:  “I find it amusing that Skidmore is having Beatlemania. Our dorm, Moore Hall, rented a TV to watch the Beatles on their first appearance in the USA on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, because there was no TV on campus except in the old rec center (where we all had
watched the JFK assassination coverage).

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As mentioned in the printed annual Scope, alumni are welcome to use this Scopedish blog as an informal, online art exhibition.  Please email your artworks to srosenbe@skidmore.edu for posting. Feel free to use “Leave a comment,” below, to describe or ask questions about any of the works shared here.

And remember that alumni celebrating reunions are eligible to submit to the annual Reunion art show; this year, that’s grads with class years ending in 2 or 7. Email here for full info.

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The Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative interviewed alumni during Reunion ’16 and got some fascinating stories from them:

30 Rock producer and Tina Fey agent David Miner ’91 recounts his launch of the Ad-Libs and the National College Comedy Festival

Attorney and would-be politician Randy Abreu ’11 still values Skidmore as a community

Javier Calderon ’11, who works with fellow alumni, recalls partying under tealights in the North Woods

Emmily De los Santos ’11 studied intergroup relations and is interested in urban planning

Janet Copeland Eschenlauer ’56 remembers her days as a dancer and phys-ed major

Jan Halper Scaglia ’86, P ’15, got nostalgic when she heard the bagpipes at Reunion

Here’s the whole site, including the voices of retired faculty and staff.



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handsLearning our new video camera, and a new-to-me video-editing software package, I put together this odd little video, showing glimpses of Reunion focused solely on hands and feet — click here and see what you think.

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Science of art

beakerAn anodized-jewelry-making workshop was among Reunion 2013’s faculty minicolleges — click here for a video sneak peek.

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Blue ribbons

equestrian_200x150The riding team is heading to nationals.  The $20,000 top prize in the Frierich Business Plan Competition went to a student-devised placement service to help Chinese youngsters  attend American summer camps.  The selection of news commentator David Brooks and mining CEO Cynthia Blum Carroll ’78 to get honorary degrees at Commencement has stirred  controversy among students.  And Skidmore’s Web site and other initiatives earned medals at a regional conference.  These stories and more in the latest ScopeMonthly.

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