Reed Switchboard Summer Money 2013

Dear Friends,

We are giving away $2000 to a current Reed student to help them pursue an unpaid opportunity found on Switchboard. Won’t you spread the word and apply? Details here.

Thank you. It is an honor to give you money and support your dreams.

Love Reed.

lyinginyourattic:

How Lonely Are the Dead (at Reed College - Library)

lyinginyourattic:

How Lonely Are the Dead (at Reed College - Library)

reed-void:

Hello, and welcome to Reed Void. We’re here to serve as that friend from elementary school who’d ask your crush if they liked you back, except we’re a lot less sketch. Basically, you send us a list of people you’re attracted to/want to date/want to sleep with, which we will keep entirely anonymous unless/until someone from that list lists you in a similar fashion. That is, if we, in our omniscient glory, discover a mutual attraction between two of our disciples, we shall contact both parties and inform them of such. We’re like Reed Speed Dating, but quicker, and with less social interaction! So please, feel free to shout into the void, so to speak—at worst, nothing will happen, and at best, you’ll receive some happy news. CURRENT REED STUDENTS ONLY, PLEASE.

If there is one trend we’ve seen— between Switchboard, the Reed Yenta, Reed Emissions, Missed Connections and now this— it is that Reedies, and perhaps everyone, really long to connect with other real humans. 

williemckay:


Marina Abramovic, “The Artist is Present”, 2010

“The performance consisted of the artist being present on a wooden chair, in MOMA’s atrium, in a long-sleeved gown with a pooling train, for seven hours a day, six days a week, from the opening on March 15th, until the closing on May 31st—a historic ordeal. Throughout the performance, she was perfectly silent and virtually immobile (her features registered vicissitudes of emotion, and on the first night, when Ulay took a brief turn in the facing chair, she stretched out her hands to him.) Thereafter, members of the public were invited to sit opposite her—at first, on the other side of a table, and then, when the table was removed, with nothing but space between them. Many of the sitters whom Akers chose to include in the film (including the actor James Franco, who went unrecognized) seem to be having a transcendent experience. Their eyes grow bright; tears well and fall; they bow their heads or touch their hearts—and Abramovic occasionally touches hers.”

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Lest you have forgotten, or never knew about, about this incredible moment in history.

Frisbee Valentines on Flickr.These were the Valentines written by the captain of Reed’s ultimate frisbee team, and sent to all of the players. And they are awesome.

Frisbee Valentines on Flickr.

These were the Valentines written by the captain of Reed’s ultimate frisbee team, and sent to all of the players. And they are awesome.

We’ve made it easier for parents and alumni to send Valentines to students, faculty and staff. See this post and go here to sign up.

We’ve made it easier for parents and alumni to send Valentines to students, faculty and staff. See this post and go here to sign up.

Hello friends! Switchboard is GIVING AWAY FLOWERS on Valentine’s Day as it is our Official Holiday. Here’s how it work: stop by the library lobby on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday from 7 - 8 PM (and also Monday from 11 - 3), fill out a note and place your order. Then, on Thursday, a flower will arrive in your sweetheart’s mail box. For free! You can also send notes to faculty and staff. You can thank Rachel, Leah, Martha, Clara, Kieran and Rebecca for coming up with and executing this fantastic idea. Don’t delay!  Won’t you spread the word? 

Hello friends! Switchboard is GIVING AWAY FLOWERS on Valentine’s Day as it is our Official Holiday. Here’s how it work: stop by the library lobby on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday from 7 - 8 PM (and also Monday from 11 - 3), fill out a note and place your order. Then, on Thursday, a flower will arrive in your sweetheart’s mail box. For free! You can also send notes to faculty and staff. You can thank Rachel, Leah, Martha, Clara, Kieran and Rebecca for coming up with and executing this fantastic idea. Don’t delay!  Won’t you spread the word? 

rdswtchbrd:

At yesterday’s Alumni Board presentation, Scott Foster ‘77 sponsored Switchboard on the spot in cash. We are tremendously grateful. It allowed us to fund our Working Weekend outreach opportunities…

rdswtchbrd:

At yesterday’s Alumni Board presentation, Scott Foster ‘77 sponsored Switchboard on the spot in cash. We are tremendously grateful. It allowed us to fund our Working Weekend outreach opportunities…

rdswtchbrd:

…and here are the awesome students who did it all: Kieran ‘15, Brent ‘14, Alex ‘14 and Leah ‘15. Not pictured because she was at a WW panel: Martha ‘14

rdswtchbrd:

…and here are the awesome students who did it all: Kieran ‘15, Brent ‘14, Alex ‘14 and Leah ‘15. Not pictured because she was at a WW panel: Martha ‘14

Hi Everyone,
Switchboard is on campus for Working Weekend. We asked the Switchboard students what they wanted us to help them organize for this event.  You know, to get all network-y. And they asked for a guy in a Gumby costume handing out pub mix and ring pops. The people have spoken. So that is what we’re going to do. Stop by tomorrow from 11  AM - 2 PM at Eliot Circle. 
Also, come by our Switchboard panel “You Don’t Have to Choose: How to craft a career if you have many interests” in Vollum from 4 - 5:15 PM. I, the humble person writing this post, will be speaking with two other great Reedies. I am terrified of an empty gigantic auditorium and actually speaking in public. I think the former is more scary-sad. So come, won’t you? 
Finally, if you don’t know what Switchboard is and want to see how it, you know, works, stop by GCC BCD from 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM and we’ll break it down for you. 
Over + out and see you soon. (PS: Also, heart shaped ring pops).XO

Hi Everyone,

Switchboard is on campus for Working Weekend. We asked the Switchboard students what they wanted us to help them organize for this event.  You know, to get all network-y. And they asked for a guy in a Gumby costume handing out pub mix and ring pops. The people have spoken. So that is what we’re going to do. Stop by tomorrow from 11  AM - 2 PM at Eliot Circle. 

Also, come by our Switchboard panel “You Don’t Have to Choose: How to craft a career if you have many interests” in Vollum from 4 - 5:15 PM. I, the humble person writing this post, will be speaking with two other great Reedies. I am terrified of an empty gigantic auditorium and actually speaking in public. I think the former is more scary-sad. So come, won’t you? 

Finally, if you don’t know what Switchboard is and want to see how it, you know, works, stop by GCC BCD from 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM and we’ll break it down for you. 

Over + out and see you soon. (PS: Also, heart shaped ring pops).XO

I love people who harness themselves, an ox to a heavy cart,
who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
who strain in the mud and the muck to move things forward,
who do what has to be done, again and again.
Marge Piercy, “To Be Of Use” (via austinkleon)

austinkleon:

Advice from David Carr: “You have to make stuff.”

Reddit Q&A: >Q: I’m a freshman in college right now & journalism is a career that interests me. Is there any advice you can share on being successful in journalism? > >A: You have to make stuff. The tools of journalism are in your hands and no one is going to give a damn about what is on your resume, they want to see what you have made with your own little fingies. Can you use Final Cut Pro? Have you created an Instagram that is about something besides a picture of your cat every time she rolls over? Is HTML 5 a foreign language to you? Is your social media presence dominated by a picture of your beer bong, or is it an RSS of interesting stuff that you add insight to? People who are doing hires will have great visibility into what you can actually do, what you care about and how you can express on any number of platforms. (via explore-blog)

LUCY BELLWOOD LIKES YOUR BOAT

lucybellwood:

Hey Badasses!

Many of you requested that I put my lecture notes from Monday’s talk online, so here they are (just click the “Read More” link below this paragraph — it’s a mother of a post and I didn’t want to clog up everyone’s dashboards).

I mention Jonathan Lethem’s wonderful essay on creative appropriation — The Ecstasy of Influence — down in the “Suggested Reading” section, but reading through this outline really makes me want to reiterate just how many of these ideas I have lifted or regurgitated from other creators. I’ve given credit wherever I know how to, but know that this stuff gets said a great deal because deep down we all know it.

The information is simple. It’s doing The Work that’s hard.

I challenge you all to make something tomorrow. Something small. Start as small as you can. But make something.

Good luck.

We who are likewise about to make things salute you.

Anyway! I hope everybody had a great non-denomination-specific nebulously-lengthed period of celebration surrounding the yearly increment of the Gregorian calendar
From Wick’s latest update. Wick, you are awesome.