Sage students bury time capsules in honor of 100th anniversary

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The Sage Colleges last week buried time capsules on the Russell Sage and Sage College of Albany campuses as part of its Centennial Celebration. The capsules, which include a wide variety of items that reflect Sage’s illustrious history, were buried by President Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., students and other members of the Sage community.

“This is a wonderful way to create yet another milestone to recognize our Centennial,” said Scrimshaw. “Gathering and preserving these items was truly a Sage community effort. The capsules tell the unique stories of our two different campuses, and capture the essence of Sage’s dedication to providing an education that truly changes lives. While we cannot yet envision all the possibilities for Sage in the next 50 years, I am certain that our future students, faculty, staff, and alumni will recognize a shared history, and a tremendous sense of pride when they open these capsules in 2066.”

The time capsules, which feature the Sage Centennial banner, measure 19.8 x 18.2 x 10.3 inches and are constructed from a material with high chemical resistance and stability to withstand temperature fluctuations of -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 250 degrees. All of the contents were preserved using current best practices in preservation and archiving.

Russell Sage College Time Capsule (buried outside Buchman Pavilion):
The Russell Sage capsule includes: Centennial swag, issues of The Quill, Sagettes’ CDs (the college’s a cappella group), a DVD of photos, a campus map, commencement programs, alumnae and class mascot pins, RSC blazers from 1943 and 1965, Sage Gators gear and a class ring donated by alumna Trudi Palm Girr (Class of 1959), among other items.

Sage College of Albany (outside the Kahl Campus Center – Quad side):
The Sage College of Albany capsule includes: a graduation cap from 2016, Centennial swag, a Sabres basketball jersey, a DVD of photos, Gator gear, college catalogs, a signed copy of Backbeard & The Birthday Suit by Sage Professor Matthew McElligott and items from the 50th anniversary.

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