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Winter 06

On the cover
Michael Perlstein '84 and Robert Smith '89 grapple with the story of a lifetime.


Mitchell Hartman

Associate Editor
Amy Taylor

Alumni News
Robin Tovey '97

Class Notes
Laurie Lindquist

Matt Kelly

Graphic Designer
Chris Michel

Associate Graphic Designer
Laura Pritchard

Web Design
Tony Moreno


Edward Hershey


About this Issue
Since we last went to press, a giant Scrabble game was staged in the student union, a raucous debate on academic freedom and liberal bias was waged in Kaul Auditorium (Steinberger v. Horowitz), and a series of inventive art installations sprang up across campus. Read more.



one in 1k imageOne in 360,000
A Reed couple copes with their daughter’s rare genetic disorder, Fanconi anemia

katrina imageCovering Katrina
NPR’s Robert Smith ’89 went to the Gulf Coast to cover Katrina. Michael Perlstein ’84 was already there reporting for the Times-Picayune. It was a story neither will ever forget.

rutsala imageWriting Life
After a lifetime teaching college English, journeyman poet Vern Rutsala ’56 was nominated for the National Book Award. 

uganda imageSeeing the World
in More Than Black and White

Ethan Rafal ‘07 traveled to a lawless region in northern Uganda to photograph former child-soldiers.

olde reed imageArchitectural Gems?
A heritage master plan puts Watzek Sports Center on a par with Hauser Memorial Library. Do Reed’s Modernist structures really rate?



Read Letters from

Jo Pesman Sanford Chanaud ’49
Christopher F. Roth ’90
Patricia Goldsmith ’75
Susan Sebak ’82
Peter Langston ’68
Terry James
Janet E. Russell ’68

Class Notes

Class notes are available within Reedlink, our password- protected online directory, where you may view and/or submit class notes, update your contact information, or set up email forwarding. On our alumni homepage, you may learn about chapter events, Reunions, Reed's oral history project, and much more.


Read about books by alumni

Buy books from alumni through the Reed bookstore


Confessions of
an Admission Dean

By Paul Marthers, MALS ’06

Online Directory

Our online directory, ReedLink, lists the most current contact information we have for our alumni and allows you to submit information updates online. This is a password-protected site, and you will be asked to enter your last name, birth date, and Reed ID number when creating your account, after which you will be prompted to create a password of your choice for future use. Your Reed ID number can be found on your alumni association ID card or on the address label of your Reed magazine.