This exhibit looks back on David Porter’s years at Skidmore and the impact he had on the College and its community. It features photographs, articles from Skidmore News, books, and other materials from the Department of Special Collections, as well as tributes from family, friends, and colleagues.

Exhibit curated by Wendy Anthony, Special Collections Curator, and Jane Kjaer, Public Access Assistant.

The exhibit will be on display in the Harris Lobby in the Scribner Library through June.


  • The Library has extended hours!
  • Need help with your research? Ask a librarian!
  • Looking for a quiet place to study? Try the 3rd floor of the library.
  • Need help writing your paper? Visit the Writing Center on the 4th floor.
  • Also see the Skidmore Guide to Writing.
  • Working on a bibliography for a paper? Don’t forget about our online style guides, like the Chicago Manual of Style,
    and the Owl Writing Center @ Purdue for MLA and APA citation help!
  • Refworks can help you generate formatted bibliographies using information exported from the Library catalog (LUCY),
    research databases, web sites, and other information sources.

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Grab a free comic during your next study break!

Location: first floor, lobby

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Paws for Therapy Dogs!
Visit with Therapy Dogs
Friday, May 6: 1:00 -3:00 pm

Location: outside on the walkway in front of the Library (weather permitting) -
inside in the east apse (rain/cold location)

Paws For Yoga!
Yoga sessions taught by Sarah Auer ('16) - *Mats will be provided
Friday, May 6
Session 1: 1:15 -1:45 pm
Session 2: 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Location: west apse, first floor

Activity Tables
Skidmore’s peer health educators host a variety of activity tables
in the east apse, first floor.

Co-sponsored by: Student Academic Services, the Library and Health Promotions

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In the mid-seventies, the Skidmore News began a long tradition of publishing “fake” April Fools editions. The first one, April 1, 1975 was printed almost completely backwards & upside-down. The April 2, 2004 edition boasts of a successful “Student Sobriety Campaign” that purportedly propelled Skidmore to first place in Princeton Review’s “stone-cold sober schools” and “don’t inhale” categories. Learn more on our Digital Collections blog.

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