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September 15, 2021

Brilliant Mathematician, Iconic Professor

Reed mourns loss of Prof. Thomas Wieting, who taught math for more than 50 years.

September 13, 2021

Through the Looking Glass

Grant from Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation brings cutting-edge microscope to Reed.

September 10, 2021

Sport and Society

Anthro 324 with Prof. Silverstein looks at how sports reinforce—and challenge—fundamental social constructs.

September 6, 2021

Water and the American West

History 310 with Prof. Josh Howe explores the turbulent controversies surrounding the resource that defines half a continent.

August 27, 2021

Russian Culture Under Putin

Russian 390 with Prof. Zhenya Bershtein explores how artists and writers depict life in Putin’s Russia.

August 26, 2021

Mural Honors Leading Reed Biologist

Prof. Helen Stafford joins pantheon of inspiring scientists in bio stairwell.

August 24, 2021

Reed Welcomes Class of ’25

Incoming class is more than 500 strong, the biggest in the college’s history.

August 12, 2021

Donors Dig Deeper than Ever Before

Reedies give record-breaking $5.5M to the Annual Fund to help students through COVID-19.

August 10, 2021

Reed Mourns Paul Bragdon, Who Led College Through Crisis of the ’70s

With faith in Reed’s intellectual underpinnings, he stabilized the college’s finances and restored its place at the forefront of higher education.

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.