Reed in the News

October 9, 2018

Georgia’s motor-voter drive boosts eligible balloters who lean democratic

In a push by Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia increased its registered voters by 15 percent. Deal is in a closely contested reelection bid and his voter initiative has resulted in enlisting more traditionally democratic leaning voters into the rolls. Reed Prof. of Political Science Paul Gronke talks about how many new voters went to the polls after a similar registration effort in Oregon.

The Wall Street Journal


October 9, 2018

Why it will take more than basic recycling to cut back on plastic

The work of Bio. Prof. Jay Mellies and his mentee Morgan Vague'18 to isolate strains of bacteria that degrade PET plastic was included by PBS Newshour as a reason for optimism in an otherwise alarming story about plastic in the environment.

PBS Newshour


October 4, 2018

The Ivy League is the problem

In his option piece for The Week, Ryan Cooper '08 asks if it's healthy for the American democracy for all nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices to be graduates of either Harvard or Yale.

The Week


October 2, 2018

Expert explains the science of accurate memories

Daniel Reisberg is the Patricia and Clifford Lunneborg Professor of Psychology at Reed College. He is often called as an expert witness in court cases to talk about memory. KGW asked Prof. Reisberg about memory and testimony in the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings.

KGW-TV


October 3, 2018

Boosting the number of students from underrepresented groups in physics

Dean for Institutional Diversity Mary B. James is highlighted for her work at Reed and as chair of the American Institute of Physics diversity task force.

Nature