University of Phoenix Grads Make More Money Than Reedies, According to Department of Education Site

A new federal study has tracked incomes of students ten years after enrollment.


Are you a graduate of an Oregon college? Want to make tons of money?Turns out you might've been better off going to the the University of Phoenix. Yes, that University of Phoenix. The for-profit diploma mill that's been losing enrollment and dropping staff by the hundreds while under federal investigation for false promises, high debt loads, low graduation rates and all-around exploitation.But ...   More
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Night Uber: Reedies on the Road

“I think we’re scaring the driver.”


Editor's note: Back in the mid-aughts,Willamette Week ran a column called Night Cabbie, where a cabbie working the night shift wrote about driving people to internet cafes as they listened to R.E.M. on the radio and smoked. In keeping with the times, we now present Night Uber.They were Reedies, Reed College graduates. Not recent graduates, but not far out of ...   More
Friday, June 19, 2015 JOHAN MATHIESEN

Federal Lawsuit Accuses Reed College of Gender Discrimination

Case alleges Reed expelled male student accused of sexual assault to protect school's image

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A male student expelled from Reed College after being accused of sexual assault is suing the school and alleging he’s a victim of gender discrimination. The case, brought in U.S. District Court, centers on an episode of group sex in 2013 involving the plaintiff and two women. One of the women, the male student’s ex-girlfriend, later claimed the sex was not consensual. In a blistering complaint ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Beth Slovic

Reed Student's Banishment Story Takes Strange Twist

Jeremiah True says he was banished for controversial views on rape; recent interviews cast new light


The story of the Reed College student who claimed he was booted from Humanities 110 for his controversial views on rape lit up the Internet Thursday after BuzzFeed News first reported student Jeremiah True's account.National Review and The Daily Caller, two conservative outlets, ran with the story as evidence of political correctness run amok. "A student at Reed College in Portland claims ...   More
Friday, March 20, 2015 BETH SLOVIC

Reed College Student Is Banned from Class Discussions Over His Views on Rape


A Reed College professor ignited controversy earlier this week when he took the unprecedented step of banning a student from class discussions after receiving complaints that his outspoken opinions about rape were making others in the class uncomfortable.As reported by BuzzFeed News, freshman Jeremiah True was informed via email on March 14 by his professor, Pancho Savery, that he would not longer ...   More
Thursday, March 19, 2015 ANTHONY MACUK

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


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