Au Revoir to Street Smiles: Harassment Abroad

Every morning in Aix-en-Provence, I am regaled with a chorus of bonjours. It isn’t exactly as pleasant as the opening song in Beauty and the Beast—although I have been serenaded on the way to school. Each bonjour is accompanied by leering eyes, kissing noises and an occasional obstruction to my

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Pomona Professor Leonard Pronko Retires After 57 Years

Leonard Pronko first came to Pomona College in 1957 when they needed a new adjunct professor of French language and literature. Since then, Pronko—the epitome of a Renaissance man—has taught Spanish, Italian, acting, theater history, and Kabuki theater courses. He has directed numerous plays, traveled around the world, published numerous

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Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Speaks on Sexism at CMC Athenaeum

At the conclusion of Billie Jean King’s talk at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, speakers blasted “Philadelphia Freedom,” a song Elton John wrote for her, as she lobbed autographed tennis balls out to the audience. The entire crowd—which filled the Athenaeum to its maximum capacity—was on their feet cheering as King

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Pomona Theater Presents Medieval Mystery Plays with Modern Twist

Back in medieval England, peasants performed mystery plays—representations of biblical stories—out of traveling wagons. Half a millennium later, students from the 5Cs will also take on the challenge of portraying characters such as the Virgin Mary, Noah, and God. In the Pomona College theater department’s production of medieval mystery plays

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Pomona Theater Department Presents Molire’s Tartuffe, or The Impostor

Actors boil with rage, collapse into tears, put on airs of seduction, and jump about the stage while wearing ridiculously extravagant wigs and 17th-century garb in the Pomona College theater department’s production of Molière’s Tartuffe, or The Impostor, which opened yesterday and will show through March 9. Pomona’s production staging mirrors the play’s

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Screenwriter Douglas Day Stewart Gives Provocative Athenaeum Speech

Douglas Day Stewart CM ’62 could have a movie made about his dynamic and tumultuous life story.  But there would be no need: The famous screenwriter has already written four movies that draw on his personal experiences, along with several other scripts’ worth of unpublished material. Known for his films

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