OPINION: Speaking multiple languages should be a requirement, not a bonus

Speaking multiple languages opens doors to new experiences across the world and should be a requirement of education.

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OPINION: Edit and Delete: How Standard English grammar promotes silence

Things that make my skin crawl: nails on a chalkboard, loud gum-chewing, and hearing someone say “less” when they really should have said “fewer.” With a former English professor for a mother, my latter pet peeve makes sense; ‘proper’ grammar has always come easily and been important to me. As

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The shape-shifting magic of translated literature

  It was “One Hundred Years of Solitude” that first made me sign up for Spanish classes in the sixth grade. I hadn’t even read Gabriel García Márquez’s landmark work yet. Really, I had only heard the first line: “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía

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English Professor Denied Tenure Without Explanation

In a rare move, Pomona College denied tenure to Assistant Professor of English Meg Worley late last semester. Although the college has made no official announcement, English Department Chair Kevin Dettmar confirmed that Worley did not receive tenure. “She was turned down,” Dettmar said. “That’s public knowledge.” Worley, who has

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