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Reed Mag Spring 2008

On the cover

Oh For Christ’s Sake members sing Christmas carols in Eliot chapel. From right: Eva Fields ’08, Julia Lazenby ’08, Hilary Gray ’08, Tracy Mehoke ’08, and Jessica Griffith ’06
Cover photography by Orin Bassoff

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Editor
Mitchell Hartman

Associate Editor
Aimée Sisco

Class Notes &
copy editor

Laurie Lindquist

Production Manager
Amy H. Taylor

Alumni News Editor
Robin Tovey '97

Development news editor
Matt Kelly

Graphic Designer
Chris Michel

Web Designer
Raymond Rodríguez

 

Features

Kate Christensen'86  

The Art of the Novel

The Great Man, Kate Christensen’s (’86) story about a dead artist and his living ladies, has won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
By Robert Smith ’89

     
Britt Eira Long '08  

Getting Religion

Are Reed students becoming more “spiritual”?
By L.D. Kirshenbaum ’84

     
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Religion in Days Gone By

Remembrances of religion at Reed culled from the Oral History Project

     
Admissions  

Many Apply. Few are Chosen.

The admission process used to be simple:
the majority of students who applied got in. Nowadays, just one in three makes the grade. Is a plummeting admission rate good for Reed?
By Romel Hernandez

     

Departments

 

From the President

Late on the evening of Saturday, April 5, Reed freshman Alejandro Lluch was found dead in his dormitory room, the victim of an accidental heroin overdose. In the immediate aftermath, the campus community struggled to come to terms with its shock and grief. Read more.

Letters

Read letters from:
JJ Miranda ’01, Nicholas Callaway ’07,
Bill Cornell ’69, Tad Brennan ’87
Tara Meixsell ’83, Mike Munk ’56
Sheila Bain Jones ’51, Alex King ’91
Joshua Kohn ’79, Jeffrey Kovac ’70
Cornelia Cerf, Roberta Wolin-Manker ’72
Owen Hawkins ’07, Kelly Pomeroy ’61

Alumni News

Konrad Alt imageBlood and Ownership,
by Konrad Alt '81

Regional Gatherings

Alumni News

Class Notes

Class notes are available on the alumni pages. You can also update your address, submit a class note, make a contribution to the college, and add your email address to the new on-line email directory from our web site. This is a protected web site, and you will be asked to enter your last name and Reed ID. Your ID number can be found on your alumni association membership card or on your address label from a Reed mailing.

Reediana

Read about books by Reedies. You can purchase these and other books through Reed's bookstore.

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Endpaper

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The Impoverished Students’ Book of Cookery, Drinkery & Housekeepery
Being an excerpt from the cult culinary classic by Jay Rosenberg ’63 (1942–2008)

Stacks of Applications

Class notes are available on the alumni pages. You can also update your address, submit a class note, make a contribution to the college, and add your email address to the new on-line email directory from our web site. This is a protected web site, and you will be asked to enter your last name and Reed ID. Your ID number can be found on your alumni association membership card or on your address label from a Reed mailing.


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