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Commencement 1A sopping, joyful commencement

Although pride and happiness ruled the day, commencement on May 14 was held under an amazingly drenching rain. No matter; graduates and their families were pleasedto gather and celebrate. This marked Steven Koblik’s last commencement, which was wittily acknowledged in a song performed by the Collegium Musicum. He told the graduates that “I will always think of Reed as a model: how diverse individuals can bend their joint efforts to accomplish something quite distinctive. It has not been easy. It has been noisy! But we have done some wonderful things together.” Lee Blessing ’71, one of the country’s most respected playwrights, television scriptwriters, and film screenwriters, delivered the commencement address.

Commencement 2This year 265 students received the B.A. degree, and 2 received the master of arts in liberal studies degree. In a marked change from the usual distribution of majors, the most graduates were in psychology (33), followed by history (29), English (28), and thenbiology (21) and physics (21). End of Article


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Some 2001 Thesis Titles

Listening at the Speed of Light: An Investigation into the Influence of Modern Physics on Music

A Cultural History of American Cars in Cuba

A Tough Nut to Crack: Idiom Interpretation by Non-Native Speakers of English

Crossing the Aisle: Explaining Party Switching in the United States Congress

Where to Weave and Why: Web-Site Selection in the Spider Zygiella x-notata

Tribal Casinos and Their Effects on Local Communities

Hue City and the Tet Offensive, 1968: Event, Aftermath, and Memory

Fingerprint Recognition Using Holography: A Project in Optical Computing

The Lay of the Land, the Way of the People: Landscape as Culture for the Iñupiat of Northern Alaska

Selecting a Language: The Use of “New” Vocabulary in
Soviet and Post-Soviet Power Discourse

The Alcohol Deprivation Effect: An Animal Model of Craving?

Catholic Hospitals and Health Care in the United States: The Sanctity of Life and the Sacrifice of Women’s Reproductive Rights

“Wherefore I will not rule, and also ruled I will not be”: Anarchism, Violence, and the Anarchist Morality

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