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Victim Of New York Terror Attack Was Skidmore Graduate

Among the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City was a recent graduate of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

Among the eight killed after a man drove a truck into a lower Manhattan crowd was Nicholas Cleves.

Cleves graduated from Skidmore in 2016. The 23-year-old was living in New York City and working as a software engineer, analyst, and web developer.

In a message to the campus community, Skidmore College President Dr. Philip Glotzbach said Cleves was a Computer Science major with a Physics minor and also studied Italian.

Glotzbach wrote “we need to reflect not just on the acts of violence but on their causes and, above all, on the most effective ways to prevent them in the future.”

Counseling services are being made available.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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