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Ten from ’10
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Chris Lydgate

Class Notes editor
Laurie Lindquist

Graphic Designer
Tom Humphrey

Web Designer
Raymond Rodríguez

Alumni News Editor
Robin Tovey '97

Development news editor
Matt Kelly




Chain Reaction

How inspiring professors and the students who honored them have shaped today's—and tomorrow's—physics department. It all started a century ago, with one man.

By Matt Kelly


Star Struck

A bizarre accident plucked Morgan Spector ’02 from obscurity and deposited him on the Broadway stage.

By Adam Penenberg ’86

Nancy Farmer  

Points East

Thomas Burns ’98 takes a fresh look at the south Caucasus.

By Anna Mann


Adventures in First Person:
Life and Death in the Valley of the Moon

Hampered by cold and exhaustion, a doctor struggles to save a life in the Himalayas.

By Madeleine Martindale ’84

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The Perils of Praise

Reed psychology professor Jennifer Henderlong Corpus suggests that praising your children effectively is more difficult than you thought.

By Zach Dundas

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Ten from ’10

The Class of 2010 is Reed’s largest ever. Meet ten new members of our indomitable tribe, and hear what they have to say about their studies, their theses, and their experience at Reed.

By Chris Lydgate ’90



From the Editor

On reading the Odyssey—again. Read more.


Eliot Circular

Empire of the Griffin

The Last Lectures

Honoring three retiring instructors

Alumni Profiles

Reunions Highlights

It Rocked. It Rolled. Photos by Eric Cable

Class Notes

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 website. 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.


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

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Feathered Frenzy. Read more.


back cover

Back cover: From ear to ear: Religion major Allison Elizabeth Jones ’10 and fellow members of the Class of ’10 gather in the student union just before Commencement.


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