Reed in the News

December 12, 2017

Count the ways: How the GOP tax plan would reward rich families

Professor of Economics Kim Clausing shines light on the GOP tax plan. Government and outside analyses of the House and Senate tax bills show that the benefits would flow disproportionately to the wealthy. Aides to President Donald Trump argue that lower tax rates for companies and the wealthy would trickle into substantial pay raises for middle-income workers. Clausing disagrees. 

Associated Press


December 12, 2017

The unrealized potential of nonaffiliated voters

Professor of Political Science Paul Gronke contributed to this story on Oregon’s second-largest voting block—nonafilliated voters. 

East Oregonian


December 3, 2017

The Rise of Katherine Dunn: How the late Portland author survived hard times and becomes a literary legend

The Oregonian writes a loving remembrance of Katherine Dunn ’69, the author of the  "Geek Love," a National Book Award finalist and a novel that has gained a cult-status following.

The Oregonian 


November 29, 2017

Pushing back against the conservative caricature of higher education

Tracy Thompson of Bowie, Maryland, whose relationship to Reed is unknown, came to the defense of college in the Letter to the Editor section of the Washington Post. She quoted the Reed Magazine Almanac’s section on those who perpetuate the myth on Underwater Basket weaving. Spoiler alert — It’s not real! The Paideia course continues to attract attention of those who wish to disparage higher education.

The Washington Post —Letter to the Editor 


November 27, 2017

Anne Washburn on watching 156 Twilight Zone episodes for freaky remake 

The 1991 Reed College graduate has turned The Simpsons into a post-apocalyptic opera, invented her own language and put on a communist Dracula pageant. Now, the US playwright is staging the creepy, late-night TV classic that scarred her as a child.

The Guardian