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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

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

READ THE EMAIL: Reed College Students to Hold Campus Meeting on Drug Use

Citing "tragic events of the past few weeks," Reed College President Colin Diver today encouraged his staff to attend a campus meeting Monday evening on drug use at the private school. The April 5 meeting — which Diver's email says is sponsored by the group Students for Sensible Drug Policy — comes after two recent student deaths at the elite college. One of those deaths was a heroin ...   More
Friday, April 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Read the Email: Reed Overdose Victim's Parents Address the Campus (Updated)

Following the March 22 heroin-overdose death of Reed College student Sam Tepper — and recent pressure from local law-enforcement officials to crack down on illicit drug use at the elite school — Tepper's parents this week issued an open letter to the Southeast Portland campus. The Teppers sent a letter, which is addressed to the "Reed College community," to the Multnomah County District ...   More
Thursday, April 29, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Read the Email: Feds And Other Law Enforcement Tell Reed College to "Shut Down Illegal Drug Use and Distribution" (UPDATED With New Email To Reed From Law Enforcement)

Federal agents have put Reed College on notice that illegal drug use will not be tolerated at the elite private school in Southeast Portland. According to an email sent April 23 to all staff and students, Reed President Colin Diver says U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk and other law-enforcement officials met with Diver on Thursday and delivered a clear ...   More
Friday, April 23, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

A Former Reedie is Back in Court on New Drug Charge

A former Reed College student who was turned in by the school's administration for trafficking drugs was back in court this morning facing new charges. Prosecutors say Rich Hubbard, a 22-year-old originally from North Carolina, violated his probation when he was caught blowing a red light a block from campus May 10 with ecstasy in his car. Hubbard has a past DUII conviction, and police suspected ...   More
Thursday, May 20, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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