February 4, 2021

Swearing to it

Prof. Kim Clausing has been sworn in as a deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Treasury! She says, “I hope we can modernize our tax code to be more true to our values, and to respond seriously to the challenges of income inequality, climate change, and the pressing need to create a more equitable, open global economy.”
Come to the CRES Colloquium, "Black British Women at The Heart of the Race," with Dr. Nicole M. Jackson of Bowling Green State University on Monday evening. In her talk, Dr. Jackson will discuss the ways in which this book remains a vital text through which to understand Black British history. Check out Black Celebration Month events and follow CRES on Instagram.
The Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR) is hosting two events on Tuesday: a session on how to submit a competitive application for the Summer Internship Award (SIA) and a computer science info session with Sanford Redlich ’90, a developer and director at Google.
Next Thursday, February 11, the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) presents a reading by poet and author Shayla Lawson. Lawson's recent book, THIS IS MAJOR: on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope, is an insightful and riveting debut essay collection on the richness and resilience of black girl culture. She is a 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Keep an eye on additional MRC programming.
The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) set up a self-care station in front of Commons earlier this week. Students were invited to consider "How do you self-care?" and to take goodies that might help in these efforts. Counselors were on hand to meet students and answer questions about services at the HCC. The beginning of the semester is a great time to think about, and plan for, self-care and wellness!
  • Shirley Johnson, assistant director of financial aid, retires on February 5.
  • Chris Riendeau, senior user support specialist, starts on February 8.

Also, staff, don't forget that Vollum Funds are available to help in facilitating social interaction between students and staff outside of curricular activities. Learn more.

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