The Hidden Ivies
Noting that the college has resisted falling sway to curricular trends and fashions, the Greenes write that "Reed has remained true to its original mission to provide intelligent, intellectually passionate young men and women with a first-rate education in an atmosphere of free inquiry and reflection. Any changes in programs or requirements over the decades have had to meet the test of this philosophy. . . . A premium is placed on the quality of teaching and advising since intellectual dialogue and study is the key point of the Reed experience."
Other schools profiled in the guide include Amherst, Barnard, Bowdoin, Haverford, Pomona, Swarthmore, Vassar, and Wellesley.
Seth Ulman, 1920-2000
Ulman received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California- Berkeley, where he taught as an assistant professor of dramatic art before he joined the Reed faculty. He also served as a Fulbright visiting professor of English and drama at Waseda University in Japan from 1956 to 1958. Ulman visited Reed in 1997 and gave his last performance on campus, a one-man show on Walt Whitman. Craig Clinton, professor of theatre, wrote of this performance: "The theatre was crowded the evening ofhis performance. Former colleagues were on hand, as well as a great many of Seth's former students. The performance was enthusiastically received, and following his presentation he was warmly greeted by persons he had not visited with in many years."
Tom Dunne, professor of chemistry, recalls that "Seth's one-person theatre department was a very active one. . . . Seth always attracted a student complement of appropriate size with excellent results, in my opinion-wonderful productions followed, in some cases, by captivation toward outstanding careers in theatre."
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