Alumni & Parents
News & Events
Join fellow alumni at our Restaurant Club selection for December: Rus-Uz in Arlington, VA, on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. We don't typically have these events on a Friday, so come enjoy some holiday cheer and celebrate the end of the week at this special event. The following information is adapted from its website:
Family-owned by Uzbeks, Rus-Uz offers food that is an inspired blend of culinary traditions from Russia and Uzbekistan. For starters, try the Pirozhki, small pies stuffed with fish, sautéed with onions and mixed with chopped hard-boiled eggs, or stuffed with sautéed cabbage and eggs. Dig into the amusingly named "Fish Under a Fur Coat," a Russian favorite featuring herring fillets, potatoes, carrots, beets and eggs. For the main course, enjoy Goluptsi, consisting of a seasoned ground beef and rice filling, stuffed inside either boiled cabbage leaves or sweet pepper shells. Vegetarians can choose the Manti, which are large steamed dumplings stuffed with vegetables. Another standout is the Russian Roasted Salmon, which is topped with a cream sauce and served with steamed vegetables. Traditionalists can comfort themselves with either Chicken Kiev or Beef Stroganoff.
Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
1000 N. Randolph St.
Arlington, VA 22202
Nearest Metro station: Ballston-Marymount University (orange line)
RSVP to Margaret Anderson '05 at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Students & the Civil Rights Movement" discussion & tour at Newseum
On Saturday, December 7, at noon, alumni can enjoy a free visit to the Newseum (normally $21.95), with special attention to its new exhibit on the role of students in the American Civil Rights Movement. Leading us in discussion on the tour will be Bernard Wasow '65, one of 10 Reed students who went to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 to participate in Freedom Summer. Through a stroke of luck, we have 28 free tickets to the Newseum, which will also be good for admission the following day, so this special offer will be available to the first 28 RSVPs only. Contact Paul Levy '72 at email@example.com.
According to Wikipedia, the Newseum "is an interactive museum of news and journalism ... [featuring] 15 theaters and 14 galleries. The Newseum's Berlin Wall Gallery includes the largest display of sections of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. The Today's Front Pages Gallery presents daily front pages from more than 80 international newspapers. Other galleries present topics including news history, the September 11 attacks, the First Amendment, world press freedom and the history of the Internet, TV, and radio. ... Its mission is 'to help the public and the news media understand one another better' and to 'raise public awareness of the important role of a free press in a democratic society.'"
Saturday, December 7, noon
"Students & the Civil Rights Movement" exhibit discussion & tour at Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Nearest Metro station: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (yellow & green lines)
RSVP to Paul Levy '72 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday potluck + book driveCome to the mix of hospitality and cynicism shared by fellow Reedies (particularly those of us inside the Beltway) at our annual holiday gathering graciously hosted by Sophie Mayer '11. Since this is a holiday potluck, please bring a dish and beverage to share. Please indicate in your RSVP what kind of dish you'll bring (appetizer, entree, dessert, etc.).
We hope to see you there to combat whatever strange fever grips you before the winter solstice! You can also see this information on the DC Chapter Facebook page.
To coincide with the party, we're hoping to arrange for a chance to donate books and/or to purchase them online as a charity/community opportunity for the DC chapter. The Reading Connection has been suggested as a small charity that is highly effective and links direct-service opportunities to read to at-risk kids or to simply donate an appropriate new or gently used book to the community of at-risk children. More details will follow soon.
Thursday, December 12, 6-9 p.m.
Holiday Potluck & Solstice Party
Home of Sophie Mayer '11
4301 Kansas Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Nearest Metro station: Georgia Avenue-Petworth (green & yellow lines)
RSVP to Paul Levy '72 at email@example.com indicating what dish you'll bring.
Thirsty Third Thursday (TTT)
The chapter gathers monthly for happy-hour fun at different locations around the area; check out the full TTT listings.
Facebook + Listserves
The chapter now has a Facebook page, check us out!
Also, we have an email listserve to arrange get-togethers with fellow Reedies on short notice. If you want to invite Reedies to join you for a concert, movie, drink, dinner or a hike, please send an email to the list. This is an opt-in list, which means the only people who will see the announcements will be people who have subscribed to the web page. There is an option to get the messages combined in one message daily or weekly; please subscribe.
If you have an idea for an event please contact the DC chapter. We'd love to hear your ideas.
Bennett Barsk '82, chapter chair
Harreld Dinkins '94
Paul Levy '72
Jonathan Make '98, chapter rep
Karen Melnick '99
Leslie Overstreet '71
Paul Sikora '70
Kristin Williams '07