ReediEnews for Alumni

Alumni of Reed College unite!

“Let’s get metaphysical!”

—   Paul Hovda, Hellenistic Philosophy (via shitreedprofessorssay)


December 2010: Students tease Gary …  

3:30 a.m. April 20, 2011: Gary picks up doughnuts for students …

4:20 a.m. on 4/20/2011: Students eat doughnuts …

A new traditions is born.

Olde Reed is dead—long live Olde Reed

Matt Giraud ‘85 made a super cool video for Portland’s “Sunday Parkways.” Whit Draper ‘87 rode along on the truck trike capturing sound.

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Announcing: Live Filters on Switchboard


Hello from sunny Portland! Spring has arrived!

Over the next month we’ll be releasing some new features you’ve asked for. There’s a new one we pushed up today. Notice anything new at the top of your Switchboard? That’s right: live filters. Behold!


We’ve heard from you, our wonderful…

Urgent security update


Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this…

Bill Morrison ‘87 collaborated with guitarist Bill Frisell to make a film about the Mississippi River Flood of 1927. “The Great Flood” will be showing at Portland’s Clinton Street Theater now through Friday.

For those who live in Oregon and still have broadcast TV, the “Reed” episode of Oregon Experience repeats on OPB tonight at 9 p.m.  Or watch it online right here.  It really is a compelling little film!

Also, check out the Reed canyon on OPB’s popular TV show, “Oregon Field Guide”!
Spell it out in fallen cherry-blossom petals… swoon!

“This whole course is an April fools’ day joke.”

—   Prof. Matt Pearson ‘92, Advanced Topics in Syntax, April 1, 2014.  (via shitreedprofessorssay)