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Reed Mag Autumn 06

On the cover
Ellen Millender, associate professor of classics and humanities; photography by Edis Jurcys


Mitchell Hartman

Class Notes &
copy editor

Laurie Lindquist

Assistant Editor
Johanna Droubay '04

Production Manager
Amy H. Taylor

Alumni News Editor
Robin Tovey '97

Development news editor
Matt Kelly

Graphic Designer
Chris Michel

Associate Graphic Designer
Laura Pritchard

Web Designer
Tony Moreno



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Why I Teach at Reed

Six professors discuss the intellectual
odyssey they chart for their students, and the scholarly goals they pursue themselves.

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My Essay

What makes a powerful personal statement on a college application? The editors selected successful admission essays by Reedies in the Class of 2010.

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Hedging Reed's Bets

The college’s endowment has grown dramatically over the past two decades, thanks in part to hedge funds. And many Reedies have found that this laissez-faire industry suits their entrepreneurial inclinations.



About this Issue

If you didn’t stay around Portland after graduation, you may have forgotten just how wet this place can get during a really good autumn rainstorm, though in truth, to call the five days of torrential downpours we suffered in early November a mere “rainstorm” is an insult to meteorology’s rich lexicon. Read more.


Read letters from:
David Romtvedt ’72
John W. Thompson ’55
Bernard Wasow ’65
Robert Grott ’72
Paul G. Spitzer ’59
John Christopher Hall, Jr. ’86
Robert J. Palladino
Randy Hardee ’80

At Reed

Inspired by the weekly electronic bulletin board of happenings on campus . . .

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Read about books by Reedies. You can purchase these and other books through Reed's bookstore.

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A Eulogy,
of Sorts
By Harriet Watson

Class notes are available on the alumni pages. You can also update your address, submit a class note, make a contribution to the college, and add your email address to the new on-line email directory from our web site. This is a protected web site, and you will be asked to enter your last name and Reed ID. Your ID number can be found on your alumni association membership card or on your address label from a Reed mailing.