Students bring Tibetan monks to campus

Students for a Free Tibet, a Reed student organization, sponsored a week-long campus visit in February of Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery. The monks, part of the international "Sacred Music and Sacred Dance for World Healing" tour, gave a concert and constructed a sand mandala. The tour's purposes were to make a contribution to world healing and peace movements, to re-generate a greater awareness of the endangered Tibetan civilization, and to raise support for the Tibetan refugee community in India.

Steinberg '74 will give commencement address

Over time the most meaningful commencement speakers for Reed students and their families have been Reed alumni, and this year's seniors reaffirmed the value of that tradition by selecting Ambassador Donald Steinberg '74, U.S. special assistant to the President and the Secretary of State for global humanitarian demining, and special Haiti coordinator. A career diplomat, Steinberg is the recipient of the Robert C. Frasure award for promoting international peace, the presidential meritorious honor award, three state department superior honor awards, and Columbia University's Pulitzer fellowship. Commencement this year is on Monday, May 15.

For more informatoin, you can visit the commencement page.

Koblik speaks to college board

President Steven Koblik delivered an address in January in Los Angeles at the College Board Colloquium. The colloquium brought together college presidents and professionals in college financial aid, admission, and enrollment management, as well as high school counselors. Koblik's talk was part of a session called "Who is Managing Your Institutional Image-Your Institution or U.S. News and World Report?" He described Reed's decision to decline participation in the U.S. News and World Report rankings and the results of that decision, and he talked about how colleges must have a clear sense of their own mission to create and maintain a strong self-image that external forces, such as rankings, do not affect.

Magazine wins silver and gold

Competing with other college and university magazines from all over the world, Reed won a silver medal in periodicals with circulation under 20,000 category from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education).

In addition, for the second year in a row, Reed won a gold medal in its regional district. The district comprises colleges and universities in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Manitoba, Montana, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Washington, and Yukon.

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