Reed Magazine

Chemist Probed the Architecture of the Infinitesimal Sciences

Chemist Probed the Architecture of the Infinitesimal

Marilyn Olmstead ’65 defied obstacles to become a star crystallographer.


Channeling Sappho Arts & Humanities

Channeling Sappho

How Mary Barnard ’32 liberated the ancient Greek poet from a prison of Victorian verse.


Meet the Microbes with an Appetite for Plastic Sciences

Meet the Microbes with an Appetite for Plastic

Reed biologists grow strains of bacteria that feed on plastic pollution.

Arts & Humanities

April 27, 2021

From Antiquity to Zoom

Reed’s Latin Forum brings Portland’s young scholars together.


April 09, 2021

Documentary Resistance

In Spanish 372 students delve into documentary films about struggles for social justice.


March 22, 2021

Defining and Defying Difference

History students explore race, ethnicity, and empire with Prof. Radhika Natarajan


January 12, 2021

“Howl” Unleashed

Rare audio of Allen Ginsberg’s historic 1956 reading at Reed College to be released by Omnivore Recordings.

January 11, 2021

The Artist With the Invisible Hand

John Laursen ’67 was honored with the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award.

Sciences

May 03, 2021

The Biggest Lab on Campus

Bio students make exciting discoveries in the Reed canyon—and raise questions for its future.


April 29, 2021

Physics Junior Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Patrick Park ’22 earns national recognition for exceptional promise in physics.


April 27, 2021

Biochemist Joins National Academy of Sciences

Reed grad Rachel Klevit ’78 is elected to the nation’s top scientific organization.


April 12, 2021

Spread the Word

Reed grads have written an astonishing number of books about climate change and sustainability. Here’s a tiny sample.

April 09, 2021

Growing the Curriculum

The environmental studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here’s a small sample.

Reed Community

May 03, 2021

The Biggest Lab on Campus

Bio students make exciting discoveries in the Reed canyon—and raise questions for its future.


April 29, 2021

New Bridge Honors Metro Councilor

Portland bridge is named for visionary planner Bob Stacey ’72.


April 29, 2021

Physics Junior Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Patrick Park ’22 earns national recognition for exceptional promise in physics.


April 27, 2021

From Antiquity to Zoom

Reed’s Latin Forum brings Portland’s young scholars together.

April 19, 2021

Senior Wins Davis Award for Traffic Sign Project

Nebiyat Esubalew ’21 will put up road safety signs outside schools in Ethiopia.