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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 […]

Top Ten Benefits of Core’s Final Semester

Sophomores — it’s registration weekend! This is a milestone moment. You’ll be selecting classes for next semester, which for many of you is your fourth in the Core, and potentially your final one. Now, it is well known that there are myriad benefits — intellectual, social, and logistical — for finishing Core in the second-year […]

Weekly Round-Up, 11-4-16

This week’s collection of links explores Don Quixote, Big Foot, William Shakespeare and Jane Austen (at the same time), and more! The Boston Public Library is celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with two art exhibitions. The first, entitled “Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere,” (open until Feb. 26 in the Leventhal Map Center) highlights […]

Weekly Round-Up, Halloweekend Edition, 10-28-16

Welcome to the second installment of the Core Weekly Round-Up! There’s a reason for Bob Dylan’s recent Nobel Prize for Literature; the singer-songwriter and poet has “surpassed Whitman as the American Poet,” according to Bloomberg View writer Cass R. Sunstein. They’ve both certainly caused a bit of controversy. The William Blake Gallery in San Francisco, […]

Friday Weekly Round-Up, 10-21-16

Presenting the inaugural weekly round-up of links! In this newest addition to the Core blog, we gather the latest in Core-related news, events, and insights from around the Internet. Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016. Prof. Christopher Ricks, Dylan expert as well as Core professor, must be thrilled. Satan in a jumpsuit: […]

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 […]

Honoring our first crop of Core Honors awardees

Join us in congratulating the first crop of Core Honors awardees, in this the first year eligible students applied to take advantage of the Honors opportunity. Work for Honors allows students who are willing to commit extra time and effort to achieving a higher level of command of the material and techniques addressed in Core […]

+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 […]