Reed in the News

April 12, 2018

Diversifying a Classic Humanities Course

Reporter Colleen Flaherty wrote a thorough followup to her September 2017 story, Occupation of Hum 110. She chronicled the steps taken by the Hum faculty that resulted in the new class structure.

Inside Higher Education


April 12, 2018

Students Said a Keystone Course Was Racist. Here’s What Professors Did About It.

The Reed faculty approved a new course structure for Hummanities 110. The new structure will begin fall 2018 with the ancient Mediterranean and Athens. Updates will proceed in the spring with new modules on Mexico City from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries and Harlem from 1919 to 1952.

Chronicle of Higher Education


March 9, 2018

How it's Easier and Harder to Vote in the U.S.

Professor of Political Science Paul Gronke talks about the changing voter landscape in the United States. The show focuses on the drive to increase efficiency, integrity and access to the American voting system, while some states are purging electoral rolls. This conversation is happening amid a backdrop of probes regarding Russian influence during the 2016 presidential election and allegations of voter fraud considered by a now disbanded presidential commission.

ABC Radio News 


March 4, 2018

The American Campus, Under Siege:

"Now under fire from an array of forces on the right, colleges must learn how to weather the attacks"

President John Kroger is quoted in this broad story about "far-right-wingers who want to take the fight to the heart of Blue America," by legislative powers and grassroots activists.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)


February 26, 2018

Music and Activism Intersect: Civil rights leader fronts new CD with Pink Martini

Longtime Portland civil rights leader and Reed College graduate Kathleen Saadat ’74 is releasing a collection of jazz standards with Pink Martini founder Thomas Lauderdale. The CD titled, “Love for Sale” will be available March 1. Kathleen Saadat was commencement speaker for Reed’s graduating class of 2015.  

Portland Observer