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New Trustees Bring Business Expertise to Reed College

The Reed College board of trustees welcomes two new members, who bring expertise in the fields of financial investment, product development, global strategy, operations research, and tech strategy.

Kurt DelBene of Medina, Washington, returns to the board after serving as senior adviser to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from December 2013 to June 2014. DelBene began his term as a trustee at Reed in April 2013, but when President Obama tapped him to rescue the troubled Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov, he resigned all nonprofit board work due to Whitehouse conflict of interest policies.

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The Journey Begins for Reed’s Class of 2018

The moving vans are gone, the posters are hung, and the pages of Gilgamesh are getting highlighted and dog-eared. The 374 enrolled members of the Reed College class of 2018 are high achievers, with an average high school grade point average of 3.9 and a median SAT score of 710 verbal, 680 math, and 690 written.

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Shades of White

The discredited science of eugenics served as inspiration for Shades of White, an installation by Prof. Geraldine Ondrizek [art 1994–] created for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Prof. Ondrizek spent years researching the work of Alexandra Minna Stern, a medical historian at the University of Michigan and the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America.

Ondrizek’s investigation led to a visual reinterpretation of the “Gates Skin Color Charts” created by R. Ruggles Gates and used by eugenicists in the mid-20th century to assign an individual's racial category.

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Reed in the News

Five movies filmed at Reed College; four are failures, one is great
Oregonian

Jeff Baker writes, "Poor Reed College. It's got so much going for it -- a beautiful campus, a low student-to-faculty ratio, a nuclear reactor -- but as a setting for movies, it's on the D-list."

Learning the Chinese government's badminton techniques, photographing prisoners: Reed College students launch summer projects
Oregonian

The Oregonian summarizes the the 2014 President's Summer Fellow projects.

History of Islam in America
C-SPAN

Reed College Professor of Religion Kambiz Ghaneabassiri was interviewed about the history of Islam in the United States. This interview took place at the 2014 meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Atlanta, Georgia.

Election Monitor Talks Ukraine Election Results
OPB Radio

Reed College Professor of Political Science Paul Gronke talked about serving as an election monitor for the Ukrainian presidential election. 

Press Releases

Metz wins Goldschmidt, studies conflict between care and freedom

Tamara Metz, associate professor of political science at Reed College, is the 2014 recipient of the Read more...

Jennifer Corpus Named Oregon Professor of the Year

Jennifer Henderlong Corpus has been selected as the 2014 Oregon Professor of the Year by the Read more...

New Trustees Bring Business Expertise to Reed College

The Reed College board of trustees welcomes two new members, who bring expertise in the fields of Read more...

The Journey Begins for Reed’s Class of 2018

The moving vans are gone, the posters are hung, and the pages of Gilgamesh are Read more...

Reed College Selects VP to Attract Exceptional Students

Reed College is pleased to announce the appointment of Milyon Trulove as vice president and dean of Read more...

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Reed prof lends voice to torture debate

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the use of “enhanced Read more...

Econ Department Hails “Senior” Student

The Reed economics department threw a party on Friday for lifelong student Lys Carney, a retired Read more...

How to Conquer the Number Plane

Imagine dashing into a vast, Borgesian concert hall just before the curtain rises. Read more...

Eye of the Zebra (fish)

Reed made a big splash at the annual Murdock College Science Research Conference in Vancouver, Read more...

Congrats, Prof. Corpus!

Prof. Jennifer Henderlong Corpus [psychology 2001-] was named 2014 Oregon Professor of the Year Read more...

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