August 28, Renn Fayre: Call for photos! One of my favorite traditions is the ball drop, wherein thousands of bouncy balls are dropped from the top of a paved hill. And the whole thing starts on the friday of Renn Fayre with the thesis parade, pictured above: all the graduating seniors burn their thesis notes in a huge bonfire and then parade through the library and over to the President's office to shake his hand. There are fireworks, confetti, giant paper mache pieces, champagne, drums, nudity, glitter, and dancing, and the party keeps going all weekend.
Attack of the Velocipedes
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Reed College is a private and independent liberal arts college located in southeast Portland in the U. Founded in , Reed is a residential college with a campus located in Portland's Eastmoreland neighborhood, featuring architecture based on the Tudor - Gothic style,  and a forested canyon nature preserve at its center. Reed is known for its mandatory freshman humanities program, for its required senior-year thesis, as the only private undergraduate college with a primarily student-run nuclear reactor supporting its science programs,  and for the unusually high proportion of graduates who go on to earn PhDs and other postgraduate degrees. The Reed Institute the legal name of the college was founded in , and Reed College held its first classes in Contrary to popular belief, the college did not grow out of student revolts and experimentation, but out of a desire to provide a "more flexible, individualized approach to a rigorous liberal arts education". The college has a reputation for progressivism.
Reed and the Senior Thesis
Reed College is a coeducational, independent liberal arts and sciences college. Referred to as one of the most intellectual colleges in the country, Reed is known for its high standards of scholarly practice, creative thinking, and engaged citizenship. The Reed senior thesis is a year-long project conducted in the senior year with the aid of a thesis adviser who is typically a member of the faculty. Requirements of the thesis differ by major, but they always have a written component and an orals defense at the end. Theses are kept in the Thesis Tower in the library.
It begins on the Friday of the last day of classes for the spring semester and continues through the weekend until the beginning of the Reading Week a week after classes end and before finals begin that is designated for preparing for finals. The tradition of the festival began in the s and for many years had a Renaissance theme, but the contemporary festival has a different theme every year. A group of students, called the Renn Fayre Czars, are responsible for planning the entire festival.