In the Media

July 1, 2021

Lord of the rankings

Malcolm Gladwell interviews Prof. Kelly McConville and former students about their investigation into the US News & World Report college rankings. Also, watch Gladwell explaining McConville's reseach on CNN.

Revisionist History


June 29, 2021

Threats against election officials are a threat to democracy

A look at attacks on election officials uses Early Voting Information Center polling data to forecast a potential increase of retirements in the field.

The New Yorker


June 25, 2021

Data analysis of urban trees forecasts climate change impact

Prof. Aaron Ramirez explains how the health of urban trees can be used as an indicator of climate change.

Government Technology


June 23, 2021

Dr. Ali Nouri '97, confirmed by U.S. Senate to serve in the Biden Administration

The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Ali Nouri by voice vote to serve as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Department of Energy


June 21, 2021

Unmasking the far right: An extremist paid a price when his identity was exposed online after a violent clash in Washington

Freelance journalist Laura Jedeed '19 whose Reed thesis was titled Making Monsters: Right-Wing Creation of the Liberal Enemy was harassed at the "Million MEGA March" in November. She caught the harassment on video, which went viral. The Washington Post covered the aftermath.

Washington Post