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Title IX Apology from the Pantheon

By “Humplay” As the group who participated in the Pantheon, we would like to formally apologize for the Libations ceremony conducted in front of Vollum Lecture Hall on the first day of Humanities 110 Lecture. We understand that the full and nude exposure of numerous performers, when coupled with specific aggressive behaviors, was not an […]

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“Daemon” RAW Invokes Old and New Spirits

At first, no one inside Prexy could really make out what the digital, feminine voice was repeating. We turned to each other, mouthing different possibilities. Was it “diamond?” “Payment?” Those words couldn’t possibly make sense as the theme of Reed Arts Week, our celebration of creative experimentation and innovation. We all looked around, egg shells […]

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Rebecca Skloot: A Liberal Arts Dream

“A liberal arts dream” is how Dean of Faculty Nigel Nicholson described Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, before her lecture on Wednesday evening in Kaul auditorium. Dean Nicholson said that she “is a shining example of what a liberal arts education can do: she understands biology, she understands people, and she […]

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Senate Beat: Revising the Dog Policy and New Appointments Bylaws

Senate passed new Appointments Committee bylaws at the Senate meeting last Friday, and Director of Community of Safety Gary Granger discussed his work on a revision of the campus Dog Policy.  Dog / Animal Policy Granger said that the current dog policy is outdated and has unrealistic expectations about enforcement. “It’s old. It requires me […]

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Reed Endowment Bigger than Ever

Reed’s endowment has just climbed to $500 million, a testament to the college’s enduring viability. In 2008 the endowment was at about $460 million, but Reed, like most of the world, was wracked by the recession. In 2009 the endowment bottomed out at $350 million, before climbing to the half-billion figure where it currently sits. […]

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Language Scholar Profile: Matías Borg Oviedo

Putting its poshness and hotel-esque interiors aside, Reed’s Spanish House is one of the few language houses with two language scholars. This week, The Quest decided to interview Matías Borg Oviedo, one of this year’s two Spanish Scholars to get to know him a little better.   Q: Where are you from? Have you ever […]

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Trustee Gives Investment Club $50,000

Investment Club came into existence just last spring, but it already has a $50,000 donation from trustee George James ’77 to work with. This student organization now has the opportunity to decide where to invest this money. “The club should raise awareness of and help students develop an understanding of the world of finance, which […]

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Big Buck Hunter Graces SU

The Canyon is Reed College’s crown jewel. We’re blessed with stewardship of a thriving ecosystem. But, despite having this sanctuary right here on campus, Reed grants its students no opportunities to recreationally kill any of the myriad creatures that make their homes in the Canyon. Not even Nutria. Partially filling this void, senior philosophy major […]

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Letter: Sustainability Committee Accepting Project Proposals

The Sustainability Committee is now accepting project proposals from environmentally minded members of the Reed community. Funding is available for initiatives designed to directly alter Reed’s resource consumption or waste output (i.e. garden projects, waste reduction schemes, infrastructure changes), or by helping foster a culture of sustainability at Reed (i.e. events, speakers, educational workshops). This […]

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Halloween Howl

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by/madness, starving hysterical naked, / dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn… Pumpkin orange light and smells of warm apple cider and freshly made cookies filled the Performance Arts Building on Halloween night. The cheerful and talkative hum of those gathered drifted around the building, […]

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