2001
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The Reed community gathered on October 5 for one of the most joyous occasions in the life of a college, the inauguration of a president. Under a tent on the front lawn Diver was officially greeted by chairman of the Reed board of trustees Daniel Greenberg ’62, student senate president Chris Moses ’03, college controller Tracy Frantel, dean of the faculty Peter Steinberger, president of the alumni association Patrick Pruyne ’83, and Daniel O. Bernstine, president of Portland State University. Portland Mayor Vera Katz sent a warm greeting from the city to Diver, and the Reed chorus and Collegium Musicum, led by Virginia Hancock ’62, provided ceremonial music. After a thoughtful keynote address by Amherst president Tom Gerety, Diver was officially invested as president and gave an address that will long be remembered (see the president's address). Then came the party in the Gray Campus Center, attended by throngs of students, alumni, and members of the faculty and staff, as well as delegates from 50 colleges and many friends of Reed. After a glorious meal featuring foods of the Northwest, everyone—and most especially Colin S. Diver—danced for hours and reveled in the happiness of this great occasion.

For complete speeches and additional photos, visit the president's inauguration pages.

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