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Facebook, the gender binary, and third-person pronouns | OUPblog

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Lal Zimman, visiting assistant professor of linguistics, on the gendering of third-person pronouns and how a recent “shift in the way Facebook categorizes gender is among the most widely-felt signs of a sea change in institutional attitudes.”

Byrne alert! “Stop Making Sense” is showing on the big screen at the NW Film Center tonight:

http://bit.ly/1rj3CaB

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Don’t miss out on S’mores with CSOs and a toasty fire this Friday!

reedcommunitysafety:

Don’t miss out on S’mores with CSOs and a toasty fire this Friday!

todayatreed:

I’ve heard that tall bikes originated at Reed for Renn Fayre jousting; I’m curious if that is true. This one was outside Anna Mann.


Correct! “From the spark set at Renn Fayre, the tight-knit group of Reedies spread their gospel of crazy fun to thousands of enthusiasts across the country.” Get the complete (tall) tale in Reed magazine: 
http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2012/articles/apocrypha/traditions_myths_and_legends.html

todayatreed:

I’ve heard that tall bikes originated at Reed for Renn Fayre jousting; I’m curious if that is true. This one was outside Anna Mann.

Correct! “From the spark set at Renn Fayre, the tight-knit group of Reedies spread their gospel of crazy fun to thousands of enthusiasts across the country.” Get the complete (tall) tale in Reed magazine: 

http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2012/articles/apocrypha/traditions_myths_and_legends.html

Students in German 220 explore uses of the dative case by creating graffiti… in chalk, of course!
An otter catches supper, a scene captured by Zac Perry, Reed’s canyon guru, the other day.
Editor’s correction: Zac tells us this photo was taken last year by a neighbor, Donna Cloud, an old favorite recently reshared!
Marcia Yaross ’73 would like you to know that the virtual book group for alumni is eager to have more active participants join in!“Prof. Laura Arnold Leibman and I are pleased to announce the second annual virtual book club via Facebook. Following on last year’s Virtual Book Club: Classic Novels by Women, the new Virtual Book Group: Contemporary Humanities will discuss readings from Reed’s current Hum 411 course. If you’d like to join in, please search for “Virtual Book Group: Contemporary Humanities” on Facebook and send a request to join. We’ll read a book (or group of shorter texts) each month and then post and respond to questions/comments from each other. Hope to see you there!”
Check out the Hum 411 syllabus.

So you think you know Reed? Take our fiendish quiz, concocted by quizmaster Marty Smith ‘88 for Reed magazine, and see how you stack up!
http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/september2014/articles/features/quiz.html

reedscriptorium:

Lloyd Reynolds practicing Arabic calligraphy in a photograph from the 1968 Reed College Griffin and a page of Arabic letters from his 1967 scribble book.
© Lloyd Reynolds Collection, Special Collections, Reed College library.

What is a Reedie, anyway?

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Hear from 12 students in the class of 2014 on their time at Reed, and what’s next after graduation!