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Reed Magazine cover Summer 07

On the cover
Isela (Girl in Spray), 1993, from Barrio: Photographs from Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village by Paul D’Amato ’80.

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Life in the Barrio

Photographer Paul D’Amato ’80 was driving on the South Side of Chicago one summer day and took a chance turn into a neighborhood that took his breath away. In the Mexican barrio of Pilsen he discovered gangs, street parties, families trying to make ends meet … and grace.

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What's Communism, Atheism, and Free Love Got To Do With It?

Reed’s first president, William Trufant Foster, launched a small revolution in higher education with his maverick ideas about how a college ought to be run. But when he publicly opposed U.S. involvement in World War I and was branded as a “traitor” and “socialist” in the local press, he struck back. Foster moved on. The epithets remained.

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Oral History of a Brand

Alumni, professors, and a college president remember what “communism, atheism, free love” meant to them… a collection of reminiscences from the Oral History Project.

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America the Beautiful?

From the Great Depression to Doonesbury: Reed’s American Studies program turns 40.

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Biology from the Beginning

For the past decade, Reed students have taken a unique curriculum into elementary schools across Portland to teach kids the basics of scientific thinking.



From the editor

I was amused in July to crack open a special section of the New York Times called "Education Life" and discover, amongst the earnest articles, a collection of off-beat snapshots showcasing collegiate couture. There, near the back, was Reedís unique sartorial statement: students without shoes and socks, their feet as naked as on the day they were born. Read more.


Read letters from:

Gerardo Nebbia ’72
Jeremy Nelson ’98
John Bear ’59
Jon Appleton ’61
Reeve E. Erickson ’50
J. Christopher Hall Jr. ’86
Michael Hartfield ’74
Teresa Cronin ’71
Elizabeth Donnally Davidson ’70, MAT ’71
Robert Friel ’10
Rachel Mills ’02

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 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.


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

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The People in the Shadows
By Michael Ungar ’82

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Reed president William Trufant Foster reviews student army trainees in 1917. What does this have to do with communism, atheism, and free love? Read on.