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Generous gift from Tim and Mary Boyle transforms Reed's sports center

Portland, Ore (September 9, 2016)--Reed College has transformed its sports center into a dynamic athletic education center fitting of its students’ past and current dedication to nature, outdoor exploration, and an active Pacific Northwest lifestyle, thanks to a generous gift from Tim Boyle, Columbia Sportswear CEO and Reed trustee, and Mary Boyle. The Boyles’ gift was part of a larger philanthropic effort by the Reed College board of trustees, which included creating new faculty positions in environmental studies and computer science and making major renovations to Reed's iconic cross-campus residence halls.

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Assembling the Freshman Class, One Student at a Time

School is back in session. First-year students roam the Quad clutching copies of the Iliad, frisbees arc across the Great Lawn, and Commons echoes with talk of teleology and telomeres. No one revels in that sense of exuberant possibility more than Milyon Trulove, vice president and dean of admission, who shoulders the formidable responsibility of assembling each year’s crop of new Reedies.

So how do you go about selecting students for one of the most rigorous and distinctive colleges in the nation?

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Reed Champions Step Up to the Plate

Reed alumni, parents, and friends made a series of generous gifts totalling more than $20 million during the fiscal year ending June 30 to meet some of the college’s longstanding—and pressing—needs.

Thanks to their leadership, the college has been able to make progress on several big projects: launching a fully fledged computer science program; completing a long-held goal of a comprehensive program in environmental studies; and renovating the chemistry labs, the sports center, and the cross-canyon residence halls. Support for student research and for preparing for careers beyond college received significant contributions from alumni and parents who believe in Reed students’ talents. Donors also provided funding for Reed’s longest term aspirations: strong financial aid and general support for the endowment and the college’s operations. 

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Reed in the News

3 Myths About Inversions and U.S. Corporate Taxes
Fortune Magazine

Reed Economics Professor Kimberly Clausing dispels the myths behind the “competitiveness problem" associated with America’s current corporate tax code.

New Scrutiny on Vote Buying as Argentine Elections Near
New York Times

Professor of Political Science Mariela Szwarcberg on vote buying in Argentina

The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn
Oregon Public Radio

McGill Professor Lisa Barg spoke to OPB about Billy Strayhorn while at Reed's conference “Ellington and Strayhorn: A Celebration.”

Reed College bait bike sting uncovers hidden chop shop

Reed College initiated a creative way to combat bike theft on campus. They attached GPS trackers to bicycles, hoping it would lead them to whoever was responsible for the thefts. It worked!

Press Releases

Generous gift from Tim and Mary Boyle transforms Reed's sports center

Portland, Ore (September 9, 2016)--Reed College has transformed its sports center into a dynamic Read more...

Physics major embarks on tall ship research expedition to Phoenix Islands

Reed physics major Kevin Freymiller ’17 is currently sailing with Sea Education Read more...

Award Winning Author Laleh Khadivi Announced as Reed’s 102nd Commencement Speaker

Portland, Ore (May 11, 2016)—Reed College announces that award winning novelist, Read more...

Top Obama Advisor to Share Insights From Paris Climate Change Agreement

Portland, Ore (March 31, 2016)--Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor Brian Deese, who Read more...

Understanding Putinism: Illiberal Russia through the Liberal Arts

Portland, Ore (March 16, 2016)—Since the end of the Cold War, Russian studies have become Read more...

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Professor Paul Gronke: Just in Time for Early Voting

As the last debate of the 2016 presidential election cycle approaches, we asked Professor of Read more...

Balls in the Air—Jugglers Converge on Reed

It’s the ultimate balancing act. Poised ever-so-precisely on an overgrown skateboard that Read more...

Reed Run Raises Cash for Public Schools

More than six hundred dashing locomotorists took part in Reed’s annual 5K Fund Run, which Read more...

Student Body President Apologizes for Email

Reed’s student body president has apologized for a mass email he sent to Reed students Read more...

Protest Amplifies Discussion of Race on Campus

A day of student protest inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement amplified the ongoing Read more...

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