News of the College Feb. 2001

News of the alumni
association chapters

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The Boston area alumni chapter will meet throughout the winter at events such as the second annual potluck in Somerville, a performance of the Odyssey by local storyteller Sebastian Lockwood, and maybe even attacking the slopes on a ski trip. For more information email Greg Lam ’96 at

New York
Upcoming events include a picnic in Central Park (when the weather gets nice), a hike, and a wake. Okay, there won’t be any wake. Also another potential event is an evening with an art collector who has graciously invited Reedies to view his collection. For more information, call Jon Steiner ’93 at 212/608-0670.

The Portland chapter had a pretty low-key summer after the excitement of reunions. In the fall chapter events included a trip to a WNBA game and a tour of the new Chinese garden, led by faculty member Charles Wu. Fall activities culminated in a gala holiday party December 9, which included swing dancing to a live band, the traditional boar’s head procession, and much general merriment. For more information email Robin Tovey ’97 at

Puget Sound area alumni welcomed Professor Tom Wieting in mid-November, when he delivered his Reed on the Road lecture, “The Sun in the Church.” The Reeding Group continues to meet monthly, always welcoming new participants. Current book selections include The Golden Gate in February, The Charterhouse of Parma in March, and The Professor and the Madman in April. The Reed College Urban Brewing Experience (RCUBE or R3) also continues to explore weighty issues at fine pubs around the Seattle area on the third Thursday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. The February gathering will be at the 74th Street Ale House, and the March meeting at the Elysian Pub. Volunteers have been meeting to organize local participation in the oral history project, which involves interviewing Reedites who graduated before 1950. For more information, call Barb Carter Radin ’75 at 206/523-2484 or send email to

Southern California
The chapter book group meets monthly, usually in the afternoon on the second Sunday. Selections include Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping in February, and Naguib Mahfouz’s Sugar Street in March. Alumni visiting from out of the area are invited to call ahead for particulars, read the book, and join the discussion. For infor- mation call Robert Hadley ’53 at 310/391-1427 or send email to

Washington, D.C.
Sixty alumni attended the annual chapter picnic in September at Cabin John, Maryland. Kudos to the many people who helped during the picnic. The chapter celebrated midwinter solstice with a dessert potluck and traditional dancing at the Lyon Park Community Center in Arlington, Virginia. For more information email David Baxter ’87






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