FAR Sighted Alumni Help Chart Reed’s Future
New Faces for Alumni Board
More than 60 alumni descended on campus in September for the Forum for Advancing Reed. The weekend was chock-full of events, ranging from pure fun to informative sessions to nitty-gritty volunteer work. Highlights included: • A session on how to work effectively in volunteer groups, especially those with conflict. • A fence-line tour of the new residence hall (rain shortened the tour but provided an in-depth look at the functionality of the space). • Alumni volunteer meetings produced goals, metrics, and productive brainstorms to guide this year’s work. • A special update on student success highlighted important changes Reed is making for current students. • A low-key happy hour at Gigantic Brewing saw alumni kick back and relax at a Reedie-owned business. Interested in participating next September? Stay tuned for more details this spring!
Constitution Will Go To a Vote Alumni will decide the fate of a set of amendments to the alumni constitution. The amendments were approved by the alumni board of directors in June by a vote of 20–5 and duly published in Reed Magazine. But the proposed changes have drawn enough opposition— objections by more than 50 alumni— to trigger a ballot of the entire alumni community. Details of the referendum were still being worked out as we went to press. For the latest, see alumni.reed.edu/2018-aaconstitutional-changes.html.
december 2018 Reed Magazine