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Now We’re Cooking


THESE LAURELS DON’T REST. Physics major Rachel Fordyce ’09, still sporting her laurels from Thesis Parade, watches the bike jousting in front of Eliot Hall during Renn Fayre.

Sing, goddess, the dishes of Reed and their flavors, which infused tongues thousandfold through the generations. . . .

This is a call for entries. The Centennial is approaching and we’re looking for your favorite recipes from your time at Reed—appetizers, main courses, side dishes, desserts, beverages, anything and everything—to be compiled into the Reed College Cookbook, a living collection of recipes from students, staff, faculty, and alumni. So if you have things you like to brew, bake, curry, broil, burn, devil, percolate, steam, steep, stew or fricassee, please send them—along with their stories—to Salim Moore ’11 at

Credit Crunch

Reed is now completing the process of institution-wide self-study to prepare for reaccreditation, which takes place every 10 years. In November 2009, a team of evaluators from our regional accrediting body, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, will descend on campus. While Reed’s status as an accredited institution is not in doubt, the process gives us the opportunity to ask ourselves what our mission is, how well we fulfill it, and how we might fulfill it more effectively. By having all areas of the academic program and administration consider these questions, the study serves as a planning document for the college as a whole. To read a draft, see

The process is being overseen by a steering committee, appointed by the president. It includes Kimberly Clausing, economics; Victoria Hanawalt, library; Hugh Hochman, French (chair of the committee); Peter Jantzen ’10; Allen Neuringer, psychology; Peggy Noto ’75, trustee; Jon Rivenburg, institutional research; David Schiff, music; Janis Shampay, biology; and Rick Wollenberg ’75, trustee.

As part of this process, the NWCCU invites externally written and signed comments concerning Reed’s qualifications for accreditation. If you have thoughts on these matters, please send comments by September 1 to: The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, Washington 98052; 425/558-4224; If you wish to obtain more information about Third-Party Comments Regarding Institutional Evaluations (Policy A-5), please contact the commission office or visit their website.

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