Category: EnCore

Notes from the March EnCore Book Club

The EnCore book club meeting had its March Wednesday meeting yesterday, a gathering well-fueled by Noodle Street ambrosia and unspilled libations. The work in question was Robert Louis Stevenson’s very popular novella, the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Here were some of the talking points that came up in the discussion: The […]

Bonobos Establishing Social Status

Fabiana Cabral (Core ‘08, CAS ‘10), a member of the EnCore steering committee, writes: Students of Core versed in the second semester of the Natural Sciences will no doubt remember the sharp comparisons in CC106 between the aggressive behavior of chimpanzees and the frisky alternative attitudes of their gentle bonobo cousins. The WEEK Magazine reports […]

Book-Based Libations

Fabiana Cabral (Core ‘08, CAS ‘10), a member of the EnCore steering committee, writes: Attending an EnCore Book Club meeting is a great way to witness how well-placed adult beverages can truly stoke the creative fires of literary debate. While we all come for the books and good talk (not to mention free Chinese food […]

Academic advice from Core veterans

With the semester in full swing, we thought this would be a good time to offer Core students some advice from Core graduates – a little reassurance and encouragement never hurts. Here are some tips from Core alumni on how to succeed in Core and other classes: Don’t be scared by the amount of work—just […]

Alumni updates

The Core loves hearing back from alumni on their lives since graduating from the program! Here are some highlights on people from classes past submitted this past spring and summer. TOM DASILVA (Core ’08, COM ’10) is a fresh graduate of BU and is currently interning as an assistant editor in a TV studio in […]

Join us for the EnCore Book Club on October 7, 2010

An invitation from the steering committee members of EnCore, the Association of Core Alumni: Another academic year is upon us, and a new cohort of Boston University freshmen has just begun the amazing journey that is the Core Curriculum. How exciting for them(!), and how exciting for us as we reflect on the beginnings of […]