Posts by: zakbos

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 […]

Analects of the Core: Mead on the sexes

The knowledge that the personalities of the two sexes are socially produced is congenial to every programme that looks forward to a planned order of society. It is a two-edged sword that can be used to hew a more flexible, more varied society than the human race has ever built, or merely to cut a […]

Analects of the Core: Woolf on music

‘Like’ and ‘like’ and ‘like’ — but what is the thing that lies beneath the semblance of the thing? now that lightning has gashed the tree and the flowering branch has fallen and Percival, by his death, has made me this gift, let me see the thing. There is a square; there is an oblong. […]

The Aeneid: Whose side are you on?

Are you #TeamDido or #TeamAeneas? Here at the office, we’re split on the question of who to root for. Prof. David Green — an ardent supporter of Team Aeneas — sympathizes with Dido’s plight, but recognizes the importance of duty over impious furor. However! Cat Dossett (CAS ’18) thinks that Dido doesn’t need Prof. Green’s sympathy. […]

Alumni Profiles: Howard Wang

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you’re doing! Prof. Thornton Lockwood has let us know you were just accepted into Georgetown’s prestigious McCourt School of Public Policy. Congratulations! To begin, can we tell our readers how many years you spent at BU? I spent three years at BU in undergrad and […]