Why do Reedies celebrate nitrogen every spring? Is it just an opportunity to sell Nitrogen Day tee-shirts to the sartorially sensitive set? Reed magazine reported on Nitrogen Day: Behind Reed’s Enduring Affinity for the Seventh Element in the Spring 2009 issue of the Reed magazine.
Apparently you have to go back more than 20 years to find out because Prof. Shusterman confessed total ignorance, while Emeritus Prof. Dunne admitted to being a participant. Several alumni also weighed in, including: Rob Mack ’93, David Weinstock ’92, Nick Kaplinsky ’93, Al Kun ’95, Francisco Toro ’97, Steve Carlson ’93, and Ben Brau ’93.
[Shusterman adds: This article appeared in the aptly named Apocrypha section of the magazine.]