About Reed Magazine
There are four issues a year, mailed in August, November, February, and May, published
by Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202-8199; 503/777-7591; fax, 503/777-7595.
Reed is distributed free of charge to its alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and
The contents of this magazine are selected to stimulate thought and discussion, to demonstrate
the range of opinion and activities prevalent at Reed College and in its broader community,
and to provide news about the college and its alumni and friends.
Incorporated as the Reed Institute in 1908, Reed College is a private, independent, non-sectarian
four-year college of liberal arts and sciences. Named for Portland pioneers Simeon and
Amanda Reed, the college opened in 1911. Today Reed draws more than 1,300 students from
across the United States and around the world. Reed magazine is published quarterly to
provide news of the college for alumni, parents, and friends. Contributors and/or subjects
are associated with the college or issues of concern to the Reed community. Feature articles
are selected to reflect a range of ideas and activities of interest to readers. Essays
and the letters section provide a forum for various viewpoints of general interest.