Awards to Reed's computing staff
An article written by Martin Ringle, Reed’s director of computer and information services, and Yale University's Daniel Updegrove has received the 1998 CAUSE/EFFECT contribution of the year award. "Is Strategic Planning for Technology an Oxymoron?" appeared in the winter 1997-98 issue of the journal. It focuses on the importance of strategic planning and the reasons many planning efforts fail and offers sound, practical advice for advancing information technology planning on campus.
A technical help sheet produced by Johanna Colgrove ’92, Reed's education and documentation coordinator, and Reed senior Nathan Emmons was recently awarded third place in a nationwide contest for technology documentation. Reed was the only small school to place in the competition. ACM SIGUCCS (the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services) recognized Reed's entry, Mac Your Thesis Word '98, in the printed tutorials category.
Steven Koblik named to NAICU board of directors
Reed president Steven Koblik was recently appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). The Washington, D.C.–based national organization represents private nonprofit colleges and universities in federal public policy matters.
"President Koblik brings to his position a thorough command of the issues affecting America’s colleges and universities," said NAICU president David L. Warren. "His leadership will be vital as we work with Congress, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Education on student aid funding, education tax benefits, and regulatory matters this coming year."
Reed and Reedies in the Times
In the same week in January a Reed faculty member and a trustee were singled out for their accomplishments in the New York Times. Allan Kozin’s review of the Baltimore Symphony’s concert at Carnegie Hall took favorable notice of R.P. Wollenberg Professor of Music David Schiff’s piece "Stomp." "David Schiff mixed James Brown’s rhythmic moves and a bracing sample of post-tonal angularity in ‘Stomp,’" he wrote.
In "A New Gauntlet: Cognac, Made in America," R.W. Apple Jr. paid a high compliment to the Pear William brandy made by trustee and alumnus Steve McCarthy ’66. In writing about brandies and eaux de vie produced by several companies in California, he wrote, "They have a formidable competitor in Portland, Ore.—Steve McCarthy of Clear Creek Distillery, whose eau de vie made from Bartlett pears is quite spectacular."
"Reed" was also the answer to 14 down (College in Portland, Ore.) in a December Sunday crossword puzzle, the second time we can remember that Reed has been a puzzle answer for the Times. Not only that: a recent Education Life supplement of the Times ran a college trivia quiz, and Simeon and Amanda Reed also served as correct answers.