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July 20, 2021

Fighting Structural Racism in Science

Moore Foundation supports Reed initiative to boost diversity in STEM.

July 12, 2021

Milestones in Black History at Reed

We uncover some of the people and events that have too often been marginalized or glossed over.

July 12, 2021

In Our Own Words

Reed Magazine surveyed Black alumni across the years about their experience at the college.

July 12, 2021

“What have we been through?”

Alumni of color look back on life at a predominantly white institution through the lens of the ongoing civil rights movement

July 12, 2021

Learning From the Past

Protestors in 2016 looked to the experience of an earlier generation—and adapted their tactics to suit new circumstances.

July 12, 2021

Seizing The Moment

Frustrated by Reed’s Eurocentric curriculum, these students went rogue and built their own DIY alternative.

July 12, 2021

The Long Arc

Prof. Mary James has been working to reshape Reed’s trajectory on race for three decades.

July 12, 2021

Black at Reed

Black alumni look back at the challenges they faced, the mentors they found, and the strategies they used to make the college more inclusive—and more just.

July 9, 2021

The Ominous Cracks in the US News College Ranking System

Malcolm Gladwell exposes the circular logic and the culture of privilege embedded in the ranking giant’s algorithm.

June 23, 2021

The Social Dynamics of Biology

Theatre/biology major wins Class of ’21 Award for production focused on diversity and inclusion in science.

June 23, 2021

Where There’s Smoke

Environmental studies major wins Class of ’21 award for innovative way to measure pollutants in wildfire smoke.

June 30, 2021

Pirouetting Through the Pandemic

How Reed’s dance professors found creative ways to teach despite the challenges of social distancing.

May 25, 2021

Truth and Justice in Tulsa

The Ground Breaking unearths the sinister history of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

May 3, 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 27, 2021

Biochemist Joins National Academy of Sciences

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

April 26, 2021

Well Versed

For National Poetry Month, we present some Reed poets who explore identity and social justice.

April 19, 2021

Senior Wins Davis Award for Traffic Sign Project

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