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Washington | April 24, 2015, 6:45 PM
Restaurant Club
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1409 14th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

SAVE THE DATE: Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant Nearest Metro Station: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Yellow & Green Lines)

RSVP to Jonathan Make '98 via email (

Washington | April 30, 2015, 6:30 PM
DC Legal Network
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1600 20th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Please come for an inaugural gathering of the Reedie Legal Network in the DC area at the office of Public Citizen near Dupont Circle. We will have a discussion of network neutrality between two Reedies with divergent viewpoints:  Erik Stallman '95, the General Counsel of the Center on Democracy in Technology, has been one of the leaders on the NGO side in pressing for federal government support for network neutrality, while Solveig Singleton '87, Vice President of the Convergence Center, is a longstanding skeptic of the value of federal regulation generally.  Their discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Make '98, who covers this issue as managing editor of Warren Communications News.   We will also chat about what we accomplish using the nascent alumni legal network, both locally and nationally.  Light refreshments will be available.  


Our meeting area at Public Citizen is fully accessible to the disabled but you will need to let Paul know so he can let you in through the otherwise locked door that allows access without climbing stairs.

RSVP to Paul Levy '72 via email ( or phone (202/588-7725)


Boston | April 29, 2015, 7:00 PM
Boston Boardgames
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17 Lieutenant William F. Callahan Tunnel
Boston, Massachusetts

Come join your fellow Boston alumni for a night of boardgames at the home of Hilary Gray '08 and Marshall Karpel!

We'll be playing some European-style strategy games and other favorites, so feel free to bring a favorite board or card game to share. It is BYOB or a snack to share; we'll have some non-alcoholic drinks and various nibbles as well.

RSVP for directions!

RSVP to Gray '08 via email ( or Facebook (


Portland | April 26, 2015, 11:00 AM
Portland Art Museum Pucci Tour
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1119 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The world-renowned fashion designer, Emilio Pucci MA ’37, had a special relationship with Reed College. President Dexter Keezer traded tuition and room and board for Pucci’s time and expertise as a ski instructor, giving Reed its first ski team and, incidentally, giving the world the first of Pucci’s designs with the ski uniforms he created. And now, his original designs are included in the exhibition "Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945" showing at the Portland Art Museum through May 3, 2015 (

Italian Style documents Italy’s dramatic transition from post-war devastation to burgeoning industry. Sumptuous displays include more than 100 ensembles and accessories created by leading Italian fashion houses, including Pucci, Valentino, Gucci, Missoni, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada, and Versace. As Emilio Pucci propelled Reed into the world of alpine sport, as founder of the college ski team, his breathtaking designs propelled Italian fashion onto the world stage.

We are pleased to offer alumni private tours led by docent Nancy Johannsen Morrice ’78 on Sunday, April 12 and Sunday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Individuals pay the group rate of $16/per person ($4 off the regular admission price); as always, museum members are free.

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Portland | May 10, 2015, 7:00 PM
Feeding Frenzy
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Seniors are completing their orals and the rest of students are sequestered in the library preparing for final exams next week.  They need substance in the form of free food and alumni camaraderie. Please bring a potluck dish to the Educational Technology Center (ETC), just off of the east parking lot, on the night before finals week: Sunday, May 10, between 7 and 9 p.m.

If the weather is nice, we try to move our feast in front of the library.  

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email ( or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | May 12, 2015, 7:00 PM
Reed This
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

REED this

The book group meets the second Tuesday of every month in Prexy, 7-8:30 p.m.

May:  The Color of Water by James McBride

RSVP to Bonnie Cresap '75 via email (

Portland | June 10, 2015, 11:00 AM
Reunions 2015
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Reunions '15 is coming up soon. Sign up today to be part of the celebration: June 10-14! 

For more information, visit the Reunions webpage.

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email ( or phone (503/777-7589)


Seattle | May 20, 2015, 7:30 PM
Rainier Reading Group
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1126 Grand Avenue
Seattle, Washington

Home of Peter Greenfield ‘67

“Portrait of a Lady,” by Henry James

 “James used everything he knew, including his own complex self, when he wrote ‘The Portrait of a Lady.’ He dramatized his own interest in freedom against his own egotism, his own bright charm against the darker areas of his imagination. He also used the ghost of his cousin; he conjured up real houses; he described the cities of Rome and Florence which he had come to know and love; he wove in English manners which he had, by the time he wrote the book, come to appreciate; and he allowed the books he had been reading, especially the novels of George Eliot, which placed a deeply intelligent and passionate woman at the center of a novel, to encourage him to make his young woman even more deeply intelligent and even more subtly passionate. He was fearless in his depiction of the play of her consciousness; her high ideals, her need for freedom were dramatized against repression and dark restriction. In concentrating on her fate in the world, he created one of the most magnificent figures in the large and sprawling house of fiction.”  Colm Tóibín in the New York Review of Books (July 2007).  

“When James began [‘Portrait of a Lady’] he was a promising young writer with a special line in depicting the lives of Americans in Europe. When he finished it he had become a figure in the history of the novel itself. This story of a young American woman in England and Italy—of her stifling marriage and her desperate fight for freedom—stands as a link between two centuries. It’s the bridge on which the loose expansive Victorian novel flowed over into the formal concentration of modernism; the link, say, between George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.”  Michael Gorra, author of “Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece.”

RSVP to Peter Greenfield ‘67 via email ( or phone (206/322-2640)


Cedar Grove | August 21, 2015, 12:00 PM
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N665 Marine Drive
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin

Save the Date for MidWestWind!

If you have been bummed out because you missed last year's MidWestwind or enjoyed it so much you couldn't wait to do it again, break out your bug repellent and dust off your camping gear.

We have a private beach on which to frolic, kayak, play bocce ball, grill, and camp out. The houses we have access to are located near the Kettle Moraine Forest North (more details below), a llama farm, and apple orchards. Come for a day or the weekend. Bring the whole family*

Bring food and drink to share (we have refrigerators, cooking utensils, cups, plates, etc), your swimsuit, a sleeping bag, and a tent.

***Please RSVP Alison Aske '93 via email and you will receive directions to the houses and more information. ALSO there is indoor space available for those who do not want to camp, but it is limited and you must request it when you RSVP and I will do my best to accommodate you***

Also, we will be attempting to coordinate some car pooling--if you need to hitch a ride or are able to drive some people up, please leave a note here and/or let me know when you RSVP.

The drive is about 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, 2 hours from Madison, and 45 minutes from Milwaukee.

RSVP to Alison Birkmeyer Aske '93 via email (