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Letter: Honorable Community Norms Begin with Honorable Communication

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Instead of staking a specific claim about the drafting of a smoking policy, I want to encourage us as a community to construct a thoughtful conversation around smoking. This may seem like an obvious request, but it’s a serious one. I hope that barriers of communication between smokers and non-smokers can be breached in order […]

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A Review of Some of the Resources on the Smoking Blog

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What follows is a short review of the most pertinent resources available on the community smoking discussion blog.  Curtin, Bill et al. “Report of the Committee on Smoking.” At Reed, 1991. The smoking memo outlines three points in the then-new smoking policy of 1991. “1. Since Vollum College Center has a ventilation system that circulates […]

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Senate Makes Student Body Endowment Reform a Priority

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Student Body Vice President Rennie Meyers ’15 announced at the Senate meeting on Tuesday that Senate intends to reform the bylaws governing the $300,000 student body endowment before summer. “My goal is to get it done by the end of the semester,” she said. At the Tuesday meeting, Meyers invoked a proposal made by ex-Student […]

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Letter: Statistics Seem to Indicate Sexual Assault Survivors Trust Reed, but More Remains to Be Done

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Director of Community Safety Gary Granger taught a three-part series at Paideia about sexual assault at Reed. I would like to share a few notes from the first installment of these classes, “Sexual Assault Dynamics at Reed.” While this information can be helpful and informative, it is also potentially triggering, so please take good care of yourself. We have resources on campus including the Health and Counseling Center and our new Assistant Dean for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Rowan Frost.

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