Posts by: zakbos

Postcards to the Core: From Italy, July 2016

Our latest postcard has flown into Core from peninsular Italy, specifically the  ancient walled city of Urbino. It was sent by Prof. Gabrielle Sims, who as an Italianist writing from Italy unsurprisingly opened her note with an Italian greeting: Cari tutti nel Core [“Dear everyone in Core”], I write to you from the former Duchy or […]

Postcards to the Core: From London, July 2016

Our latest postcard comes to CAS 119 from the North End — for you see, Prof. Stephanie Nelson had been in London, had visited the National Portrait Gallery there, but didn’t get the chance to find a post box and drop the memento postcard she bought for us into the mail before she had to […]

Tao in the Core

We had a brief Taoist chat in CAS 119 this morning. Where else but the Core office? A summer student had stopped by, asking for directions to the ISSO office. We directed him to his destination, and he thanked us, but as he turned to leave he noticed the framed calligraphy painting on the wall. […]

June’s last batch of free books

Before June evolves into July, take a look at the most up-to-date list of our books for free give-away. We invite you — students, alumni, and friends of the Core — to peruse the list of books below. If you would like any of them, they are yours for the asking! All you have to […]

Postcards to the Core: From Athens, June 2016

Our latest postcard comes to CAS 119 courtesy of the Hellenic Post, straight from Athens Greece. It was sent by Marguerite McHale (Core ’11, CAS ’13), a Polytropos winner and former office staffer. She writes: Hello Prof. Nelson and the rest of the Core! Hope you’re all doing splendidly. I’m enjoying Athens very much. It’s […]

Postcards to the Core: From Italy, June 2016

Our latest postcard arrived last week, after making the transoceanic journey from Europe. It comes from Prof. Stevens, of the Core Natural Sciences. She writes: Dear Core: I’m halfway through my tour of Italy. Right now I’m in Siena (Tuscany region), which is famous for the cathedral on the front [of the postcard]. A few […]

Another video game takes on the classics

Guest post by Core House RA, Brianna Randolph (CAS ’17) When you take Core, you scrutinize every line in the works of Emily Dickinson, Homer, and Nietzsche, as you analyze and critique their viewpoints on life. After that kind training, it’s only natural that you when leave Core, you notice more. All sorts of details outside the worlds […]

Analects of Core: Tate on Dante

“We think of Dante as a poet who concentrated and defended the medieval order. The medieval order evidently did not want to be concentrated and defended by a poet, for the works of Dante were publicly burnt by Pope John XXII.” Source: “The Translation of Poetry”, a lecture delivered by Allen Tate in 1970 at […]

+200 books, free to a good home

We’re continuing with the next round of what has become a Core summer tradition: a book give-away. We invite you — student, alumni, and friends of the Core — to peruse the list of books below. If you would like any of them, they are yours for the asking! All you have to do is email […]

Two dozen books up for grabs

Time again for a Core summer tradition: a book give-away. We invite you — student, alumni, and friends of the Core — to peruse the list of books below. If you would like any of them, they are yours for the asking! All you have to do is email the Core office, letting us know […]