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Reed: The Documentary

By Chris Lydgate '90 on October 13, 2011 11:08 AM

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"I took with me to Oregon the good and the bad of my New England heritage. Chiefly the bad, it sometimes seems. To reform the world, and quickly, I mounted my horse spear in hand and rode forth in all directions at once.

"I have mentioned the belligerent orator who shouted 'I want tax reform, I want suffrage reform, I want money reform!' And the heckler who cried, 'You want chloroform.'

"I do not blame those who felt that way about me.I hope that Reed will continue to stand staunchly, and if necessary, stand alone, for whatever Reed college considered right."

--William Trufant Foster.

Check out Oregon Public Broadcasting's terrific documentary about Reed and Foster's vision.