Commentary



February 11, 2021

Dean of the Faculty Pushes Back at WSJ on Grades

Prof. Kathy Oleson says Wall Street Journal columnist got wires crossed on Reed’s grading policy.

By Chris Lydgate ’90

June 15, 2020

Reflections and Action on the Murder of George Floyd

Dean for institutional diversity urges us not to squander this moment.


June 6, 2020

A Response to the George Floyd Demonstrations

Biology professor writes about pride, race, identity, and science.


May 11, 2020

Save Democracy. Vote By Mail.

States should let citizens cast their votes without ever visiting the polling station.


April 28, 2020

Should You Wear a Mask? Yes.

Wearing a mask is a smart social investment.

May 18, 2018

Act of Creation

Why senior theses at Reed are inherently creative.