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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,, 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

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

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

History of Islam in America

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

Reed Political Science Professor to Work at Pentagon on International Affairs Fellowship

Portland, OR (May 17, 2012)--Alexander Montgomery, Reed College associate professor of Read more...

First Goldschmidt Fellow will Assess Nuclear Proliferation Risk

Portland, Ore—Alexander Montgomery, associate professor of political science at Read more...

Two Reed Seniors Win Watson Fellowships

Reed is thrilled to announce that two Reed seniors have won Thomas J. Watson Read more...

$800,000 Mellon Foundation Grant Elevates Dance at Reed College

Reed College has won an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen its dance Read more...

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...

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Avengers Cut Through Blue Tape

While many college students fret about tangling with red tape, Reedies like to tangle with blue Read more...

Digital Pioneers Help Reed Design CS Program

A formidable array of computing brainpower converged on campus yesterday to help Reed think through Read more...

History Major Redefines “Student Athlete”

While most Reed seniors spent their last precious hours of spring break polishing their thesis Read more...

Tango Masters Tear It Up with Reed Orchestra

When the soundcheck wrapped up and the doors swung open, hundreds of excited music lovers swarmed Read more...

Reed Announces President’s Summer Fellows

Reed is proud to announce the latest winners of the President’s Summer Fellowship: eight Read more...

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