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Subject: Thank You to Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dear Reed faculty and staff members:

As we gather to begin another academic year, I want to express to everyone my deep appreciation for all of your hard work. Collectively, you have made Reed a remarkable intellectual community and an important national symbol of integrity, rigor, creativity, and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences.

I have been touched over the last few days by the optimism with which everyone has returned to campus and your enthusiasm as we begin again our important work as educators. Your love for and commitment to Reed are infectious and moving.

Good luck and best wishes for the 2017–18 academic year. —John