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reed magazine logoAutumn 2009

Reed Mag Autumn 2009

On the cover

Calligrapher Carol DuBosch renders lines by Sappho as translated by Mary Barnard ’32. The text reads: “Desire darts about your loveliness, drawn down in circling flight at sight of it.”

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Chris Lydgate

Class Notes editor
Laurie Lindquist

Alumni News Editor
Robin Tovey '97

Development news editor
Matt Kelly

Graphic Designer
Chris Michel

Web Designer
Raymond Rodríguez




Architect For a Golden Age

A new book by Philip Niles ’63 describes how A.E. Doyle, the designer of Reed’s most iconic buildings, shaped the architectural character of Portland for generations.

By Catherine Hinchliff ’10


Channeling Sappho

On the 100th anniversary of her birth, we look at how Mary Barnard ’32 liberated the ancient Greek poet Sappho from a prison of Romantic rhyme.

By Bill Donahue


Ottomar’s Odyssey

The incredible transformation of Ottomar Rudolf from tank gunner on the eastern front to professor of humanities at Reed.

By Robin Cody

Minh Tran  

Centennial Campaign

By Matt Kelly



From the Editor

Our lead story posed an interesting dilemma…Read more.


Read letters from:
Ruth Leeds Love ’58, Liz Perkin ’04, Kelly Pomeroy, ’61, Stephen G. Frantz, Jim Kahan ’64, David Potts ’62, Karen Smith ’70, Marvin Levich, Bonnie Huddart Garlan ’57, David L. Harris ’57, . Howard Shafer ’63, William Kirby ’65, Seth Wittner ’73, Laura Fisher ’68, Kenneth Koe ’45

Eliot Circular

Convocation 2009

The Sound of Cells Dividing

An Apple in the Air.

Kindle vs. Caxton

Mellon Grant Boosts Enviro Studies

Reedies Nab Prestigious Awards

Reed Welcomes New Dean

Mark Your Calendar…

Empire of the Griffin

Heed the Boar

The Quest for Exotic Delicious

Take My Hand…

The Ultimate Graduation Present


Adventures in First Person:
Finding Another World in Fez

Alumni Profiles

Interpreting the law with Connie Crooker ’69.

Publishing Grandma with Eva Fields ’08.

Dave Wiegand ’95 nabs the National Scrabble Championship—try his puzzle!

Tasia Bernie ’02: read her body of literature.

Class Notes

Class notes are available on the alumni pages. You can also update your address, submit a class note, make a contribution to the college, and add your email address to the new on-line email directory from our website. This is a protected web site, and you will be asked to enter your last name and Reed ID. Your ID number can be found on your alumni association membership card or on your address label from a Reed mailing.


Read about books by Reedies. You can purchase these and other books through Reed’s bookstore.

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In Memoriam

Tom Kelly ’48,
by Patsy Garlan ’48

David Eddings ’54,
by Nadine Fiedler ’89


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Tales from the Thesis Tower Read more.

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