The New (Olde) Reed Almanac

An irreverent compendium of the ideas, episodes, people, and traditions that have shaped Reed in the last 100 years.

Such Sweet Thunder

Reed music professor David Schiff searches for the real Duke Ellington.

Guerrilla Archivist

Ephemeral librarian Megan Shaw Prelinger ’90 breaks every rule in the book.

Avoiding Your Parents’ Basement

Career expert Don Asher ’83 helps Gen Y navigate a grim job market.

The Small Chill

Researcher Jeff Koplow ’90 finds a new way to cool overheating computers.

Classic Lectures

Darkness, Light, and Drama in the Oresteia

Prof. Thomas Gillcrist explores Aeschylus's great trilogy.

In Memoriam

Prodigal Son

Steve Jobs [1955–2011]

In Memoriam

Green Pioneer

Helen A. Stafford [biology 1954–87]

Campaign Update

Stage Struck

Parents and the Performing Arts

Campaign Update

Smog Buster Leaves $2.5 Million to Reed

Gift from Lester Lave ’60 will strengthen economics department.

(Not so) Retiring Professors

Peter Russell : The Gene Genie

[Biology, 1972–2011]

(Not so) Retiring Professors

Ed Segel : History’s Ambassador

[History, 1973–2011]