Category: Community

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 […]

From Quartz: Women are horribly under-represented in the world’s top literary prizes

Aamna Mohdin at The Quartz has alerted her readers that female writers are not being treated fairly by the judges of the world’s top literary prizes. The apparently trite cliche that one should never judge a book by its cover seems due for renewal or revision especially now. But this itself is hardly news to […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-18-16

Happy Friday! This week’s links take a look at a festival, Jane Austen, McDonald’s in Florence, and more. Remember Ecce Homo (“Behold the Man”), the fresco of Jesus that was, uh, renovated a few years back? You know what the best way to preserve this memory in the seas of time? A comedic opera, that’s […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-11-16

This week we take a look at the earliest settlement in Australia, degenerate art, “Inferno” (and not the one you’re thinking about), and more. If you’ve been following our Twitter lately, you’ll see that we reported on the reception of Ron Howard’s Dante-inspired “Inferno”. Turns out this movie was the straw that broke the camel’s […]