Reed Magazine

Chemist Probed the Architecture of the Infinitesimal Sciences

Chemist Probed the Architecture of the Infinitesimal

Marilyn Olmstead ’65 defied obstacles to become a star crystallographer.


Channeling Sappho Arts & Humanities

Channeling Sappho

How Mary Barnard ’32 liberated the ancient Greek poet from a prison of Victorian verse.


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

April 09, 2021

Documentary Resistance

In Spanish 372 students delve into documentary films and struggles for social justice.


March 22, 2021

Defining and Defying Difference

History students explore race, ethnicity, and empire with Prof. Radhika Natarajan


January 12, 2021

“Howl” Unleashed

Rare audio of Allen Ginsberg’s historic 1956 reading at Reed College to be released by Omnivore Recordings.


January 11, 2021

The Artist With the Invisible Hand

John Laursen ’67 was honored with the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award.

December 15, 2020

Alaska Calling

Folk singer Mossy Kilcher ’66 has her regrets. Her life-changing time at Reed is not among them.

Sciences

April 12, 2021

Spread the Word

Reed grads have written an astonishing number of books about climate change and sustainability. Here’s a tiny sample.


April 09, 2021

Growing the Curriculum

The environmental studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here’s a small sample.


April 06, 2021

Happy Birthday, Environmental Studies!

Reed’s unique ES program celebrates its 10-year anniversary.


April 01, 2021

Don't Cut Down Trees—Make Paper from Straw

Ben Rankin ’87 has a new use for an agricultural waste product.

March 30, 2021

How To Make Green(er) Paint

America is drowning in old paint, but it needn’t. Just ask chemist Jim Quinn ’83.

Reed Community

April 13, 2021

Let’s Fix This

Our planet’s in trouble. Here are some ideas on confronting the climate crisis, brought to you by Reed and Reedies.


April 13, 2021

Race, Heat, and Redlining

Urban heat islands are often a legacy of racism. Cate Mingoya ’08 has ideas on how to fix that.


April 12, 2021

Spread the Word

Reed grads have written an astonishing number of books about climate change and sustainability. Here’s a tiny sample.


April 09, 2021

Growing the Curriculum

The environmental studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here’s a small sample.

April 06, 2021

Happy Birthday, Environmental Studies!

Reed’s unique ES program celebrates its 10-year anniversary.