Reed Alum and University of Phoenix Founder John Sperling dies at 93


John Sperling, a Reed College graduate and founder of the University of Phoenix, died in California on Friday, the New York Times reported yesterday. Details of his death have not yet been released. The 93-year-old entrepreneur crafted a billion-dollar empire out of a $26,000 investment in for-profit education, the New York Times reports. At its height in 2010, the University of Phoenix ...   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 SAMI EDGE

Murmurs: When a Quarter Mil of Your Money Isn’t Enough.

While Oregon education czar Rudy Crew is pushing a reform agenda in Salem, he’s hoping to moonlight so he can add to his $280,000-a-year state salary (see “Wrecking Crew,” WW, Jan. 16, 2013).    More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

"Put that in your Pipe and Smoke it" Among Classes Canceled, Altered at Reed College


Reed College has pulled the plug on classes called "Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It" and “Adroit Anticipation of Awesome Altered Adventures 201."The two classes are part of a program called Paideia—free, non-credit "enrichment" courses on any topic taught by Reed students, staff and alumni held the week before spring semester.However, as reported yesterday by student newspaper The Quest, the ...   More
Friday, February 1, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Headout: Juggling Numbers

A sabermetric approach to tossing balls in the air.

Invented to entertain ancient Egyptians, juggling is one of the oldest sports known to man. “Juggling” is an umbrella term covering many forms of object manipulation and requiring immense de   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

The Smartest Guy in the Room

What does Reed College know about John Kroger that people in Oregon politics don’t?

Cover Story
On July 1, John Richard Kroger will become the 15th president in the 101-year history of Reed College.  He will earn...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Read What Reed College's President Wrote For The Wall Street Journal

Seeking to turn the tables on college and university presidents, The Wall Street Journal asked 10 of them to answer a question from their own school's admission packets. Among those 10 was Reed College's Colin Diver. The Journal chose one question from the application packet at random for each school president to answer. Told to accept no help or rewrites, the exercise was to show how challenging ...   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Ryan Fleming

Reed President Colin Diver on NY Times Story

Reed College President Colin Diver has published an open letter on the school's website in response to a New York Times story that ran this week on the newspaper's front page. The Times story describes the private college's struggle to provide financial aid amidst the recession and a declining endowment fund. The letter by Diver reminds alumni and parents that Reed's financial-aid policy ...   More
Friday, June 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

A Handmade Crane Chandelier and How It Can Help Nepal

This unique chandelier made out of 1000 paper cranes works as nifty dangling art and as a feel-good piece for the living room. It's on eBay now until Sunday, July 19 (current bid: $50) as a fundraiser for a Portland nonprofit that aims to expand a school and provide clean drinking water to children in Nepal. The nonprofit founded by Reed College graduate Xeno Acharya is called Namaste Kathmandu. ...   More
Friday, July 17, 2009 Katie Litvin

Dr. Gabor Maté Brings His War on the War on Drugs to Reed College

Gabor Maté is an MD whose practice at Vancouver BC's Portland Hotel Society involves treating patients challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV. As part of his tour for the release of his book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Maté, sponsored by the ACLU of Oregon and the Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, spoke at Reed College on Friday ...   More
Monday, February 15, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

Heroin Overdose is Second Reed College Death in Two Weeks (Updated with Reed Comment)

A Reed College senior was found dead of a heroin overdose this morning in an off-campus apartment. The death is the second at Reed in two weeks after 20-year-old Jessica Ettenger was found dead in her campus dorm March 13. The Multnomah County medical examiner's office told WW this morning that the lab is still awaiting toxicology results to determine the cause of her death. But Reed spokesman ...   More
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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