Reed College alumni

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs


    Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (/ˈɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman. He was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and largest shareholder of Pixar Animation Studios; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT Inc. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Shortly after his death, Jobs's official biographer, Walter Isaacson, described him as the "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."

  2. Hope Lange

    Hope Lange


    Hope Elise Ross Lange (November 28, 1933 – December 19, 2003) was an American film, stage, and television actress.

  3. Ry Cooder

    Ry Cooder


    Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work, his interest in roots music from the United States, and his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries.

  4. Emilio Pucci

    Emilio Pucci


    Emilio Pucci, Marchese di Barsento (20 November 1914 – 29 November 1992) was a Florentine Italian fashion designer and politician. He and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colours.

  5. Robert Cornthwaite

    Robert Cornthwaite


    Robert O. Cornthwaite (April 28, 1917 – July 20, 2006) was an American film and television character actor who began his acting career in 1937, appearing in a college production of Twelfth Night, while attending Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

  6. Barry Hansen

    Barry Hansen


    Barret Eugene "Barry" Hansen (born April 2, 1941), better known as Dr. Demento, is an American radio broadcaster and record collector specializing in novelty songs, comedy, and strange or unusual recordings dating from the early days of phonograph records to the present.

  7. Daniel Kottke

    Daniel Kottke


    Daniel Kottke is a college friend of Steve Jobs and one of the first employees of Apple Inc.

  8. Johanna Fateman

    Johanna Fateman


    Johanna Fateman (born 1974) is a writer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She is a member of the post-punk rock band Le Tigre and founded the band MEN with Le Tigre bandmate JD Samson.

  9. Ernest Haycox

    Ernest Haycox


    Ernest James Haycox (October 1, 1899 – October 13, 1950) was a prolific American author of Western fiction.

  10. Eric Overmyer

    Eric Overmyer


    Eric Ellis Overmyer (born September 25, 1951) is an American writer and producer. He has written and/or produced numerous TV shows, including St. Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The Wire, New Amsterdam, and Treme.

  11. Gary Snyder

    Gary Snyder


    Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American man of letters. Perhaps best known as a poet (often associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance), he is also an essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist. He has been described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology". Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the American Book Award. His work, in his various roles, reflects an immersion in both Buddhist spirituality and nature. Snyder has translated literature into English from ancient Chinese and modern Japanese. For many years, Snyder served as a faculty member at the University of California, Davis, and he also served for a time on the California Arts Council.

  12. Malati Dasi

    Malati Dasi


    Malati Dasi (Sanskrit: मालती दासी, Mālatī Dāsī, also Mālatī Devī Dāsī) is a senior spiritual leader of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Born in Vallejo, California, she was part of the hippie movement before becoming an initiated disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1967. In the same year she and her husband Shyamasundar Das helped Mukunda Das organize the Mantra-Rock Dance, a countercultural musical event held at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco; the dance was a fundraiser for ISKCON's first center on the west coast of the US.

  13. Christopher Langan

    Christopher Langan


    Christopher Michael Langan (born c. 1952) is an American autodidact whose IQ was reported by 20/20 and other media sources to have been measured at between 195 and 210. Billed by some media sources as "the smartest man in America", he rose to prominence in 1999 while working as a bouncer on Long Island. Langan has developed his own "theory of the relationship between mind and reality" which he calls the "Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)".

  14. Bill Naito

    Bill Naito


    William Sumio "Bill" Naito (September 16, 1925 – May 8, 1996) was a noted businessman, civic leader and philanthropist in Portland, Oregon, U.S. He was an enthusiastic advocate for investment in downtown Portland, both private and public, and is widely credited for helping to reverse a decline in the area in the 1970s through acquiring and renovating derelict or aging buildings and encouraging others to invest in downtown and the central city.

  15. Daria O'Neill

    Daria O'Neill


    Daria Eliuk (O'Neill) (born April 26, 1971) is a radio and television personality and an entertainer in Portland, Oregon, United States. With a background in theatre, she is known for her irreverent humor. Her first major media roles were as a morning host on local radio station KNRK and as a weather woman on Portland's WB affiliate. She has starred in local theatre productions and emceed various events, and selections from her Local Entertainment Guide are available on compact disc. She currently hosts the afternoon show on KRSK "the Buzz" (105.1 FM).

  16. Fay Stender

    Fay Stender


    Fay Abrahams Stender (March 29, 1932 – May 19, 1980) was an American lawyer from the San Francisco Bay Area, and a prisoner rights activist. Some of her better-known clients included Black Panther leader Huey Newton, the Soledad Brothers and Black Guerrilla Family founder George Jackson.

  17. Juliet Glass

    Juliet Glass


    Juliet Glass (born 1968) is a writer and food critic, who formerly lived in Minneapolis. She is currently markets and program manager of FreshFarm Markets, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that promotes the growth of local food in the Chesapeake Bay region [1].

  18. Alaleh Alamir

    Alaleh Alamir


    Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects:

  19. Carol Brouillet

    Carol Brouillet


    Carol Brouillet (born August 28, 1957) is an American political activist and organizer, was a Green Party candidate for the United States House of Representatives in California's 14th congressional district before 2010's redrawing of the districts, and most recently ran for California's 18th congressional district. Brouillet is a leading activist in the 9/11 Truth Movement. In 2006 and 2008 she ran for the United States Congress as a Green on a 9/11 Truth, Peace, and Impeachment platform. She has co-founded several non-profit organizations that seek to connect people, vital ideas, and important information for the purpose of nurturing healthy social change, economic justice and ecological sustainability. These include the International Media Project, the Who's Counting Project, the 9/11 Truth Alliance, and the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance.

  20. Victor Jorgensen

    Victor Jorgensen


    Victor Jorgensen (July 8, 1913 – June 14, 1994) was a former Navy photo journalist who probably is most notable for taking an instantly iconic photograph of an impromptu scene in Manhattan on August 14, 1945, but from a different angle and in a less dramatic exposure than that of a photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Both photographs were of the same V-J Day embrace of a woman in a white dress by a sailor. Eisenstaedt's better known photograph, V-J Day in Times Square was published in Life.

  21. Mukunda Goswami

    Mukunda Goswami


    Mukunda Goswami (Sanskrit: मुकुन्द गोस्वामी; born April 10, 1942) is a spiritual leader (guru) within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (popularly known as ISKCON or the Hare Krishnas).

  22. Eleanor Rosch

    Eleanor Rosch


    Eleanor Rosch (once known as Eleanor Rosch Heider; born 1938) is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in cognitive psychology and primarily known for her work on categorization, in particular her prototype theory, which has profoundly influenced the field of cognitive psychology. Throughout her work Rosch has conducted extensive research focusing on topics including semantic categorization, mental representation of concepts and Linguistics. Her research interests include cognition, concepts, causality, thinking, memory, and cross-cultural, Eastern, and religious psychology. Her more recent work in the psychology of religion has sought to show the implications of Buddhism and contemplative aspects of Western religions for modern psychology.

  23. Kai T. Erikson

    Kai T. Erikson


    Kai Theodor Erikson (born December 2, 1931) is an American sociologist, noted as an authority on the social consequences of catastrophic events. He served as the 76th president of the American Sociological Association.

  24. Ted Robert Gurr

    Ted Robert Gurr


    Ted Robert Gurr (born Spokane, WA, 1936; B.A. Reed College 1957, Ph.D. New York University 1965) is an authority on political conflict and instability. His book Why Men Rebel (1970) emphasized the importance of social psychological factors (relative deprivation) and ideology as root sources of political violence. It has been widely translated, most recently into Arabic and Russian. He is Distinguished University Professor emeritus at the University of Maryland and continues to consult on projects he established there.

  25. Berkeley Lent

    Berkeley Lent


    Berkeley "Bud" Lent (September 22, 1921 – November 11, 2007) was an American politician and jurist in the state of Oregon. He was the 38th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, serving from 1982 to 1983. Elected to the court in 1976, Lent remained until 1988. Previously, the native Oregonian also was elected to both branches of the Oregon legislature, including time as the Senate Majority Leader, and was a county circuit court judge. Lent also served as a mediator and senior judge in Oregon.

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