Category: Community

Free Books, Yours for the Claimin’

The end of the year is looming, and we want to make sure our orphan books go to good homes before the snows begin to fall here in Boston. Core has an inventory of hundreds and hundreds of used books, donations from members of the Core community. We invite you — students, alumni, and friends […]

Adopt-a-Book Event, Fall 2017

Last Saturday morning, Core presented its very first Adopt-a-Book event, sponsored by Word & Way, the Core student association. Scholars old and new gathered in CAS 119 to munch on bagels and muffins, sip on juice and coffee, and peruse a massive selection of books awaiting a forever home. And, in keeping with the spirit […]

Request to the Core Community: Help Save Eevee’s Eye!

A Core scholar’s service dog is at risk of losing an eye. And believe us, this pup is deserving of two eyes, if not more. We know that the Core community looks out for one another, whether we are alumni long since graduated, current students, faculty, or staff. Abbey Janeira (CAS’20), bio major, Core student […]

Reflections on the First Year of Core

We received this eloquent letter from a student in which she reflects on her first year in the Core. She’s given us her permission to share her note with you all here: Throughout this year, the single class that helped me grow and mature into a college student more than any other was the Core […]

Reading the Romantics

Here follows the set-list of texts read at the Annual Core Poetry Reading, held this year on April 11, 2017 (this information is listed in the 2017 Core Almanac, part of the Core Journal published this year, Issue 26: http://bu.edu/core/journal/xxvi): Zachary Bos read After Reading Keats’ Ode by W. H. Auden Extracts from a letter […]

March Books, Free to Good Homes

Spring Break is upon us, and we are thinking about spring cleaning. That includes paring down the inventory of hundreds and hundreds of used books which the Core office has acquired over the past little while, donations from members of the Core community. We invite you — students, alumni, and friends of the Core — […]

BU in Athens 2016 Recap

Current students have been hearing all about the marvelous time that was had by participants in last summer’s Greece program, and are likely thinking about applying for a spot in the 2017 trip. By way of providing more information to people thinking about submitting an application, we’d like to share the following recap of last […]

Weekly Round-Up, 12-2-16

Happy December, scholars! Take a break from perishing under the weight of final papers and take a look at this week’s round-up of links. Our Natural Science scholars will be interested to know that archaeologists recently discovered a 7,300-year-old human fingerprint, the oldest in the region, on a shard of pottery. Dan Chiasson, reviewer and […]

Spotlight: Devin Harvin

Today on the Core blog, we’d like to shine a spotlight on a sophomore currently enrolled in the Core Curriculum. Devin Harvin is a contributor to the Marsh Chapel Vocation Blog as well as a summer advising assistant. The Marsh Chapel blog is run by our friends over at the the ministry department at Marsh […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-25-16

Greetings, Corelings! We hope you’re filling up on pumpkin pie and turkey/non-meat turkey substitute! And what would it be without an installment of weekly links? The Ashmolean, the University of Oxfords museum of art and archaeology, is currently hosting Sensation: Rembrandt’s First Paintings, an exhibition featuring early works of Rembrandt on the five senses. It […]