Reed on the Road at Home

Join President Audrey Bilger and Professor Pancho Savery for Reed on the Road at Home!

President Bilger will reflect on her first nine months on campus and discuss her vision for Reed's future. Pancho Savery, professor of English and humanities, will present a condensed lecture from the Harlem module of the current Humanities 110 curriculum.

In a talk titled "Perfect as Dusk," Professor Savery will discuss the first section of Jean Toomer's Cane, which features stories and poems depicting women in the rural black South. This talk will consider why these women are portrayed as closely connected to nature and whether this portrayal is a limitation or provides a sense of empowerment for the female protagonist. Optional reading: Cane (Jean Toomer, 1923), first section.

To register for this event, please submit your RSVP by March 4.

Reed on the Road is a series of regional events designed for Reed alumni and parents. These events offer rich institutional and academic content delivered by campus leadership.

Response to COVID-19:
Reed is working closely with public health officials and taking all necessary precautions prescribed by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

While the progression of COVID-19 is still emerging, the OHA is reporting that for the general Oregon public the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. 

Following the CDC guidelines, Reed College discourages people who are not feeling well from attending events. The college also requests that people leave events if they begin to have symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and seek medical advice.For more information and updates from the college, visit the Reed College COVID-19 website.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Eliot Hall chapel

Event Type

Lecture, Alumni, Reception


Alumni, Parents & Family



Portland Alumni Chapter
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