Dean of the Faculty

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Reed Union

Reed unions are open forums for the college's community—including students, staff, and faculty—to discuss relevant issues in a public space.

In 1947 faculty, staff, and students founded a forum for important issues of relevance to the Reed community. Known as “Reed Unions,” these are discussions open to the Reed Community—some moderated with a panel of experts, some entirely open forums without any panel. The Reed Union Committee includes members from the student body, faculty, and staff who work each year to host Unions that speak to the interests of the community.

History of Reed Union


Previous Reed Unions

Community Responsibility in a Time of Climate Crisis
February 6, 2020

Questioning the Curriculum: Gender Studies, and Ethnic and Race Studies at Reed
April 10, 2014

Sustainability at Reed Now
December 2013

Student Autonomy: Its Possibilities and its Limits
April 2013

Climate Change: Policy, Advocacy, Science
March 2013

Reed Union Committee

See committee membership.