In the Media

February 14, 2021

It's about academic rigor

Prof. Kathy Oleson, the dean of the faculty, forcefully defended Reed’s grading policy in a Letter to the Editor to The Wall Street Journal after it came under attack in a recent misguided opinion piece by columnist Andy Kessler.

Wall Street Journal


January 21, 2021

Astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman awarded National Academy Of Sciences Henry Draper Medal

Sheperd "Shep" Doeleman '86, an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics has been named the recipient of the National Academy of Sciences 2021 Henry Draper Medal. As founding director of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), Doeleman is widely known for his pivotal role in capturing the first image of a supermassive black hole in 2019.

Science Magazine


January 18, 2021

Argentina legalized abortion. Here’s how it happened and what it means for Latin America

Professor of Political Science Mariela Szwarcberg Darby helped provide analysis for the Washington Post on the legalization of abortion in Argentina.

Washington Post


January 11, 2021

Variety: Lost 1956 Allen Ginsberg ‘Howl’ recording to be released, thanks to Omnivore/Reed College connection

The highly anticipated April 2 release of At Reed College: The First Recorded Reading of Howl and Other Poems by Omnivore Recordings was first announced by Variety but then quickly picked up by local and national news outlets, such as: 


Rolling Stone
Allen Ginsberg’s first recorded reading of ‘Howl’ to be released
At Reed College: the first recorded reading of Howl and Other Poems arrives decades after the performance

Willamette Week
The earliest known recording of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” captured at Reed College in 1956, is finally getting a public release
In 1956, Ginsberg and poet Gary Snyder were hitchhiking through the Pacific Northwest when they decided to stop at Reed, Snyder's alma mater.

Boing Boing
First recording of Ginsberg's "Howl" to be released in April

Oregonian
First recording of Allen Ginsberg reading his controversial epic ‘Howl’ took place in Portland; now it’s finally being released


December 28, 2020

2020 in review: Iconic bookstore weathers COVID-19, Courtney Barnett’s love for words

Prof. and Poet Samiya Bashir talks about the importance of Powell’s Books to Portland in a yearend news roundup.

PBS Newshour