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Where are all of Portland's bright ideas?


Several Reedies contributed to Peter Korn’s Portland Tribune story on the Rose City's lack of MacArthur Genius grant recipients. Though, three Reedies have won the award, none were living in Portland at the time. The MacArthur Foundation annually chooses about 20 geniuses from various fields and hands each a no-strings-attached check for $500K to further their research, fund an artistic endeavor, or if the recipient chooses, buy a Lamborghini convertible. Roger Porter, Professor of English and Humanities; Stephen Arch, Laurens N. Ruben Professor of Biology; and David Schiff, R.P. Wollenberg Professor of Music all shared their thoughts in “Where are all of Portland’s bright ideas?”