Teele ’06, from Pennsylvania,
was awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to support a year of study abroad.
An economics major, Teele will travel to areas affected by the December 2004 tsunami to examine
the balancing of interests between community members and formal organizations in the reconstruction
process in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. “Many contemporary micro-economic
development studies ignore the culture of the areas that are being examined,” explains
Teele. “But community, culture, and history are of utmost importance when considering
the direction that development projects should take.” Each year, the Watson Foundation
provides funding to 50 graduating seniors for a year-long independent study outside the United
Ward ’06, a mathematics major, has won Reed’s Sperling Studentship.
Ward has been accepted to the M.Phil./Ph.D. program in management science at the Judge
Business School in Britain. The Sperling Studentship—established in 1995 by John
Sperling ’48, founder of the University of Phoenix and an alumnus of Cambridge University—supports
Reed graduates in their pursuit of a three-year doctoral degree at Cambridge.
Duke R. Harjo ’08 has been selected to participate
in the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute of the American Political Science Association at Duke
University. Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the five-week program is
designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic
opportunities for African American, Latino/Latina, and Native American students.
Strom Borman ’07, from Minnesota, and Derek A.
Oldridge ’07, from Idaho, have been awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships,
which encourage students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.
Grant D. Meadors ’08, from Oregon, received an honorable mention. Borman, a junior
majoring in mathematics, is currently in Budapest, studying in the Budapest Semesters in
Mathematics program. This summer will mark his second participation in the Research Experiences
for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation. He plans to
earn a Ph.D. in pure mathematics. Oldridge is a double major in chemistry and physics.
Since 1991, 21 Reed students have been awarded Goldwater scholarships.
Leah Nevada Page ’07 will head to The Netherlands
this summer on a 2006 Humanity in Action fellowship. A biology major, Page is one of 66 American
students selected for the fellowship and 1 of 10 selected for the Dutch program. The program
addresses human rights and minority issues in several European countries, focusing on the
development of international human rights institutions in the aftermath of World War II and