NOAA May 2004

Reunions 2004

We invite you to return to Reed for Reunions 2004, June 3–5, which promises to be bigger, bolder, and more engaging than you’ve ever imagined. All the pieces are in place—classmates you haven’t seen in years, campus in bloom, and a vast array of diversions. . . .

  • Reed alumni celebrating their 0 year—2004, 5th—1999, 10th—1994, 15th—1989, 20th—1984, 25th—1979, 30th—1974, 35th—1969, 40th—1964, 45th—1959, 50th—1954, 55th—1949, 60th—1944, and AMP reunions will gather on campus. Remember, those in classes on either side of the anniversary year are also invited. There will be a plethora of events to participate in, or you can use your off time to explore the campus again (if you can still recognize it!).
  • Friday evening class dinners—a relaxed opportunity to catch up with friends.
  • Your former professors—we’ve invited many of them back for this year’s events and they’Elbe pleased to see you (sans any impending paper deadlines!).
  • Fun and games with your classmates on Saturday afternoon, including mini-golf, Frisbee, softball, tennis, and more.
  • All-class parade, salmon bake with Northwest wines, and a gala celebration on Saturday evening. The quad will be transformed into a festive carnival replete with jugglers and lots of music. Of course you can dance—in addition to the marimba band, there will be folk dancing, followed by dancing galore with Dr. Demento. The capstone to the evening will be a spectacular fireworks display.

    alum parade

Directly preceding reunions, this year’s Alumni College (June 2–4) will focus on “The Role of Probability in Life: Better Lucky than Good.” Participants will explore, debate, and contemplate myriad aspects of probability in our lives and examine topics ranging from moral luck to theories of success and failure.

The format will be similar to Reed’s humanities classes—a faculty lecture followed by conference-style discussion. Faculty leaders include:

  • Jay Dickson, Reed associate professor of English, to speak on “The Odds and Ends of Narrative: W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn
  • Paul Hovda, Reed assistant professor of philosophy and humanities, to speak on “Moral Luck”
  • Martina Morris ’80, Blumstein-Jordan Professor of Sociology and Statistics, University of Washington (subject TBA)

Call the alumni office at 503/777-7589 to register or check our website: www.reed.edu/alumni/
We look forward to seeing you in June!

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Reed Magazine May

2004