Go see http://web.reed.edu if you want to know more.
For reasons beyond normal human comprehension, www.reed.edu redirects the browser to web.reed.edu. How silly!
Their text is unviewable with my default browser settings. I feel like slapping them and sending them to http://www.anybrowser.org. [You could email your feelings to firstname.lastname@example.org. (I probably will, but more diplomatically phrased)] Well, it looks terrific in the most standards-conformant and open browser of all: MozillaBrowser.
From which I assume you have dark text as your default. I use a dark background with pale text as my default, and the text is unviewable on their background image.