Colleges: Pie in the in a Face, Tree Poetry

Bennington College's course in "The Spirit and Technique of Comedy" was drawing to a close, and on the last day Teacher Catherine Foster asked the students to act out what they had learned.

All was going well when someone knocked at the door. Mrs. Foster opened it to discover a student, cream pie in hand. She remembers thinking "the course is a success!" just before the pie hit her in the face.

Humor taken seriously, heavy stress on the arts and freedom from conventional college restraints are characteristic of Bennington. The notion of all this "rather disturbed me," admits Edward J. Bloustein,...

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