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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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Response to Kimberly Peirce November 11 Event

On November 11, 2016, at a public event on campus, the director and writer of Boys Don't Cry was met with signs bearing profanity-laced slogans, and her talk was disrupted by a small number of Reed students.

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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

Prof. Steinberger Wins Goldschmidt Fellowship

Portland Ore. (June 15, 2017) — Professor of Political Science Peter Steinberger was Read more...

NPR’s Peabody Award Winning Correspondent Arun Rath Announced as Reed College’s 103rd Commencement Speaker

Portland, Ore (April 17, 2017)—Reed College announces that award-winning NPR Read more...

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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 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...

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Senior Wins Award for Thesis on Chilean Art Resisters

History-literature major Flavia Bortoleto ’17 has won the Lankford Award for her thesis, Read more...

12,280 Feet Later: Reedies Summit Mt. Adams

Six bold Reedies. Six long miles. And 12,280 unforgiving feet. The Reed Outing Club mounted an Read more...

Senior Wins Award for Thesis on Cyberfeminism

Chinese major Ben Landauer ’17 has won the Unrue Award for their senior thesis on Read more...

Annual Fund Raises Record $4.6 million

Alumni, parents, and friends of Reed engaged in a flurry of passionate philanthropic support in the Read more...

Bio Profs Win NSF Grant to Study Shapeshifting Cells

Your gastrointestinal tract may not seem like the most exciting part of your Read more...

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