In the Media

April 1, 2020

Portland State’s plan for virtual college graduation brings real-life heartache in age of coronavirus

The Oregonian examines how local colleges are handling commencement and the difficulty of carrying on traditions during unprecedented times. The story highlights President Audrey Bilger's letter to student and parents, announcing the postponement of May's ceremony, as poetic and heartfelt.


March 29, 2020

Announcing the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalists!

Professor of Creative Writing Peter Rock's most recent book, Night Swimmers, has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction.


March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Creates College Uncertainty, Admissions Gets Easier

The Wall Street Journal consults with Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Milyon Trulove about how colleges are coping with uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic (subscription needed).

Wall Street Journal

March 17, 2020

Hundreds of Scientists Scramble to Find a Coronavirus Treatment

Kevan Shokat ’86, a professor of cellular molecular biology, was featured in The New York Times regarding the urgent project involving hundreds of the world’s top scientists to find a treatment for the coronavirus. He was also featured on ABC’s Good Morning America for his work to identify known drugs that could help slow the spread of COVID-19.

New York Times

March 10, 2020

What I Learned From My Term as Acting President

Vice President for College Relations Hugh Porter shares advice for advancement professionals from his time as Reed's interim president.

Inside Higher Ed