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Danny Valencia is a college student and route setter at The Rock Club in New Rochelle, NY living in White Plains, NY. He spoke with Sarah Coburn on April 9th, 2016 about his memories of living in and visiting Colombia and experiences of being a…

Peg Boyers and Dog
Peg Boyers is a Skidmore alumni and faculty lecturer in the English Department, as well as executive editor of Salmagundi Magazine. She spoke with Skidmore Student Sarah Coker at her home in Saratoga Springs on March 25th2016 about Cuban identity,…

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An interview with Stacey Gerrish, '87, about her college days at Skidmore College. MDOCS interviewed Ms. Gerrish' grandmother on the same day. Ms. Gerrish talked about teaching a friend to drive, her work reading the news at WSPN and other…

Jan Saglia
During her time at the College, Jan Scalia '86 majored in Studio Art and enjoyed helping with dance activities. In this interview, she discusses her tri-generational family: her mother graduated in '59 and her daughter in '15. She also discusses…

Matthew Rosen, '76
During his time at Skidmore, Matthew Rosen '76 participated in Student Government as senior class president and played recreational tennis. In this interview, conducted on Alumni Reunion Weekend, Rosen recollects vivid memories on the Wilmarth Dorm…

Javier Calederón, '11

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Oral History interview with John Kirk, musician and contra dance instructor for The Flurry Festival. Talks about the changes to the festival that have occurred over the years in terms of audience, music types and dance styles.

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History of street, evolution, artists identities/roles, the future

Don McCormack

Anne Palamountain at the Cube
Anne Palamountain, first lady of Skidmore College from 1965-1987 during the presidency of her husband Joseph Palamountain, was a staunch supporter of the College. In this interview she talks about her life, her career and advice she gave to students…

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David Porter (1935-2016), a professor emeritus of Classics, was President of Skidmore College from 1987-1999. A video celebration of his life and presidency draws on this interview.

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Barbara Stroock Kaufman '40 studied Studio Art at Skidmore College. Though she never finished her degree, Kaufman continued as a sculptor. Her art, influenced by Asian cultures, decorates Skidmore's memorial garden.

In this interview, conducted…

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Eric Weller came to Skidmore College at first as a Philosophy Professor. During his time at the College, he became interested in college governance. In 1973 Weller proposed the College become coed.

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In this interview, Ralph Ciancio discusses the tumultuous state Skidmore College and Saratoga Springs was in when he arrived in 1965. Over the course of his 35 year career, he saw the political activity amongst students during the Civil Rights…

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Vasantha Narasimhan was born in India and came to the United States in 1971 as a graduate student. In 1980, Narasimahn became a Professor of Chemistry at Skidmore. In this interview, Narasimahn discusses changes at the College such as technology…
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