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Reed College and Woodstock Professional Review and Guide
"Reed College occupies a beautiful campus surrounded by an equally attractive residential neighborhood. Founded in 1908 and named for Oregon pioneers Simeon and Amanda Reed, the school is uniquely and legendarily progressive. (Its unofficial motto is “Communism, Atheism, Free Love.”) Apple founder Steve Jobs famously dropped out—he often credited a calligraphy class he took at Reed with helping him figure out computer fonts and backgrounds. Other notable Reedies include journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, poet Gary Snyder, and (briefly) musician Ry Cooder. The students here work their tails off (Reed produces disproportionately high numbers of Rhodes Scholars and PhDs and is notorious for academic rigor), but anyone can enjoy strolling the grounds without so much as setting foot in a library. Add in a side trip through Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden before you head up the hill into the heart of the charming Woodstock neighborhood."
--Becky Ohlsen, Walking Portland (Wilderness Press).
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