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Alumni News

Offspring of Reed Graduates of Yesteryear

Offspring of Reed Graduates of Yesteryear (ORGY) gathered during Orientation 2008: Front step (left to right) are Kathleen Conahan ’12, Hannah Stein ’12, Christianna Hannegan ’12; middle step (left to right) are Carolyn Conahan ’83, Elizabeth Mitchell ’92, Lauren Spiegel ’12, Morgan Movius ’12, Janet Neuburg ’69; back step (left to right) are Mark Conahan ’81, Alix Vollum ’12, Will Meese ’12, Rosalie Movius ’73, Aaron Webb ’12, and Michael Webb ’71.

New Assistant in Alumni & Parent Relations

Alumni & parent relations is pleased to announce that Todd Hesse has joined its merry band as assistant. Todd comes to Reed from Portland State University (PSU), where he distinguished himself on the telecommunications team as a deft troubleshooter with exceptional customer service. Laura Miller ’92 is pursuing new avenues and taking classes at PSU; we wish her well and hope that she’ll enjoy attending local alumni gatherings—off the clock.

Alumni Board Notice of Nominations

In accordance with the constitution of the Reed College alumni association, and following a call for nominations to all alumni in the May 2008 magazine, the nominating committee of the alumni association hereby gives notice of nominations to the alumni board, for the 2009–10 term. All terms begin July 1, 2009. Please read short bios of the nominees at or request a paper copy by calling 503/777-7589.



Mark your calendar for the alumni holiday party on Saturday, December 13! Return to holidays of yore with Reed’s own boar’s-head procession, and help us keep this beloved tradition alive by joining the Boar’s Head Ensemble Singers. For more information, email or call 503/777-7589. (If you did not receive an invitation in the mail, please see details and register online at

Important IRIS Change: New Login Protocol

Reed’s Integrated Reed Information System (IRIS) includes the online alumni directory, class notes, volunteer and job opportunities, and contact information for fellow alumni. To enhance security of this information and ease of access for users, Reed has adopted a Kerberos protocol for logging into IRIS.

To continue to access the online directory and other services, you must create a Kerberos account. The good news? You will be able to create and use a username, rather than having to remember your Reed ID, when you visit What will your username be? doyle_owl? p_doyle? puffowl? This is your chance to lay claim to a good one!

Go to and click “create an account” in the box in the left column.

You will need your Reed ID and some other information about yourself to create the account. If you are unable to locate your Reed ID number, please click on the “help” link in the upper right corner of the IRIS home page. Once your Kerberos account has been created, just log in using your new Kerberos username and password. If you have used IRIS at any time in the past, your settings will be preserved. Once your account has been created, you will only be able to use your Kerberos username and password.

Alumni may use their existing IRIS login until January 13, 2009. However, alumni are encouraged to create a Kerberos account as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the more likely you’ll get the username of your choice.

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