Editor's Picks


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 12, 2021

The Long Arc

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

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.

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.

March 30, 2021

Power and Ice

Watson Fellow Alisa Chen ’21 will examine the dynamics of power and privilege in ice hockey.

March 18, 2021

These Microbes Eat Water Bottles

Reed College biologists develop colonies of bacteria that can break down plastic pollution.

February 10, 2021

Love is a Radical Act

The inside story of the ceramic hearts that beckon from trees around campus.