Reed College Expert Weighs in on U.S. Senate Torture Report

Professor Darius Rejali is the author of "Torture and Democracy"


The U.S. Senate report on the C.I.A.'s use of torture, released last Tuesday, offers chilling detail about the government's conduct after Sept. 11 and the uselessness of its harsh interrogation techniques. As Americans digested the report, they may have seen one Portland name popping up in news articles again and again.Darius Rejali, a political science professor at Reed College, wrote the definitive ...   More
Monday, December 15, 2014 by Beth Slovic

Reed College Students Respond to Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Admissions officer quits after college finds her harassment complaint invalid


Inside Higher Ed on Monday had a story about a sexual harassment allegation that has roiled the Reed College campus in recent weeks. Andrea Hendrickson, an admissions officer at Reed, quit on Nov. 4 after college officials cleared a supervisor, Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid Milyon Trulove, of a sexual harassment claim she brought against him.That didn't quell anger among students, ...   More
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

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?

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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


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