July 22, 2021

Diversifying Reed’s STEM Majors

A NEW GRANT FROM THE GORDON AND BETTY MOORE FOUNDATION is aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented students majoring in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields at Reed. The Moore Foundation provided a three-year grant totaling $344,588. 
The grant funding will further strengthen Reed’s commitment to students from historically marginalized groups by expanding research opportunities and emphasizing a sense of inclusion. As an example, the Moore grant will expand the successful summer research projects from approximately 125 to 155 students.
REED WELCOMES TAWANA L. PARKS, M.S., M.Ed. as the new Martha A. Darling Dean of Students. Tawana will start on August 16, in time to welcome new students to campus for orientation.
EVIC STEWARDS OF DEMOCRACY inaugural webinar is Tuesday, July 27 at noon. Academic researchers and local election officials will provide lively and practical discussion on: diversity in election administration; local election reform; and nonprofit funding & election performance. 
TRANS/GENDER NON-CONFORMING (GNC) WELCOMING EVENT: This post-orientation event is open to trans and GNC students! Play games, get prizes, and volunteer for the mentor program/buddy system. To sign up for the mentor program and/or receive more information, please fill out form from the link.
IT SECURITY TRAINING: KnowBe4 will be emailing the annual IT security training for faculty, staff, and affiliates. This training keeps Reed compliant with federal regulations and helps our community establish safe computing practices.
  • Crystal Chaw, department associate in biology, starts on July 26
  • Esther Forbyn, maintenance supervisor, starts on July 27.
  • Briana Hayes, counselor with Black and African American student focus, starts on Aug 2.
  • Anna Hitchcock, associate director of financial aid, starts on Aug 9.
  • Caleah James, performing arts librarian, started on July 19.
  • Tawana Parks, dean of students, starts on Aug 16.
  • Sabrina Smith promoted to operational manager in alumni programs and annual fund, July 22.
  • Caitlyn Schock, orientation and first year programs manager, starts on Aug 3.
  • Cindy Anderson, interim dean of students, departs on July 30.
  • Ally Powell Bugden, proofreader and project coordinator, departed July 16.
  • Tim Howe, assistant dean of admission, departs on Aug 3.
  • Adela Luk, bookstore buyer, departs on Aug 4.
  • Brittany Meske, community safety officer, departs on July 22.

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