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The presidency of Reed College, David Auston and Colin Diver, visited campus in early December. The presidential search committee said that they both are “superbly qualified to be president of Reed, are very different from each other, and are very interested in the opportunity.” The final-ists spoke with and were questioned by faculty, alumni, students, and staff members during two days each of intensive meetings.

David Auston, former president and faculty member of Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, has also served as provost of Rice University, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, and department head of the physics research division at AT&T Bell Laboratories (B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., University of Toronto; Ph.D. University of California– Berkeley). A physicist and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Auston has been studying very–high-speed optics and electronics.

Colin Diver is Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. professor of law and economics and the former dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is former dean and faculty member of the Boston University School of Law; he has also served on the faculties of law or public management at Boston University School of Management, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Wharton School (B.A., Amherst College; LL.B. Harvard Univer-sity). His fields of interest are administrative law and torts.

Community members were asked to submit comments on both candidates to the presidential search committee. The search committee will forward a recommendation to the board of trustees, which will possibly make its decision in February.
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