Reed Magazine

Ominous Cracks in the US News Ranking System Letters from the Editor

Ominous Cracks in the US News Ranking System

Malcolm Gladwell exposes the circular logic embedded in the ranking giant’s algorithm.


Truth and Justice in Tulsa Books, Film, Music

Truth and Justice in Tulsa

New book unearths the sinister history of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.


Meet the Microbes with an Appetite for Plastic Sciences

Meet the Microbes with an Appetite for Plastic

Reed biologists grow strains of bacteria that feed on plastic pollution.

Arts & Humanities

December 08, 2021

Inspiring Professors Named to Chairs


October 25, 2021

No Face, No Case

Students deconstruct portraiture at a new exhibition at the Cooley.


October 19, 2021

Historian of Big Questions

Reed mourns the loss of Prof. Ed Segel, who taught history for 38 years.


October 18, 2021

Beloved Beasts

Science writer Michelle Nijhuis ’96 explores the fascinating history of the conservation movement.

June 23, 2021

The Social Dynamics of Biology

Theatre/biology major wins Class of ’21 Award for production focused on diversity and inclusion in science.

Sciences

December 16, 2021

Science and Systematic Racism

A year since the murder of George Floyd, the scientific community still needs to listen to more Black voices.


December 10, 2021

Black Holes and Stellar Observations

Reed College astrophysicists devise new way to calculate the mass of black holes in distant galaxies.


December 13, 2021

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us about Teaching (and Learning)

How coronavirus spurred Reed professors to rethink their classroom strategies.


December 10, 2021

The Shape of Things To Come

Prof. Derek Applewhite and students in his Reed College lab investigate how cells get their structure.

December 10, 2021

Guardians of the Trees

The fate of the planet is inextricably linked to human health, writes Kinari Webb ’95.

Reed Community

December 16, 2021

Science and Systematic Racism

A year since the murder of George Floyd, the scientific community still needs to listen to more Black voices.


December 10, 2021

Black Holes and Stellar Observations

Reed College astrophysicists devise new way to calculate the mass of black holes in distant galaxies.


December 13, 2021

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us about Teaching (and Learning)

How coronavirus spurred Reed professors to rethink their classroom strategies.


December 10, 2021

The Shape of Things To Come

Prof. Derek Applewhite and students in his Reed College lab investigate how cells get their structure.

December 10, 2021

Secrets Do Make Friends

Psychologist Luke Chang ’02 spills the beans about the hidden power of gossip.