Category: In the News

Weekly Round-Up, 10-9-17

Corelings! Get out of bed! Put away your laundry! Clean up those mugs of tea that are littering your dorm (your roommate(s) will thank you)! It’s a new week, and we have a brand-new, classes-free day to enjoy. Let’s get going. An inscription in the ancient language Luwian, written on a 3,200-year-old stone slab, has […]

Weekly Round-Up, 10-2-17

Hello, scholars! We hope you had a fruitful fall weekend and are ready for another week of classes. Here is another installment of Core-related news and articles to send you on your way. BU researchers, headed by Prof. Deborah Kelemen, developed a children’s book about natural selection entitled How the Piloses Evolved Skinny Noses. Directed […]

Weekly Round-Up, 9-25-17

Hello, scholars, and welcome to another (belated) week’s Round-Up of links! This week, we visit the Sistine Chapel (in England), Pluto, and a galaxy far, far away. (And we promise, no Jane Austen this time.) The annual Core BBQ took place yesterday, September 24, on the BU Beach. Current Core scholars, alumni, and their guests […]

Weekly Round-Up, 9-16-17: Accidentally Jane Austen Edition

Hello, scholars. We had an accident in the most Core way possible. You see, as we were gathering interesting Core-related news and articles across the interwebs, something… happened. Well, you’ll see. Read on: Over in the UK, the new 10 pound note–depicting the face of Jane Austen–has entered circulation. And it will never see the […]

Weekly Round-Up, 9-9-17

Hello, scholars, old and new. We presume that, after this first week of classes, you are settling into your routine nicely. If not, we hope that the (relative) regularity of the Weekly Round-Up helps to set you at ease. We’ll always be here for you, Corelings. Or at least until the author graduates. Who knows […]

Weekly Round-Up, 9-4-17

Welcome back to campus, scholars! We missed you so, so much. So much that we planned many events to spend some time with you. (More on that later.) For now, here are the (belated) weekly links. Plagued by pre-semester anxiety? Well, that’s nothing to be ashamed of. A gentle pug has some words of encouragement […]

Weekly Round-Up, 8-26-17

Greetings, scholars! Nervous about the approaching semester? Never fear! Our Core authors will always stand beside you, forever creeping into your mind whenever you try to write papers and complete assignments for other classes. (On their behalf, we’re sorry.) This week in books: More millennials in the United States visited libraries last year than any […]

Weekly Round-Up, 8-19-17

Bon weekend, Corelings! We hope these last few weeks of summer break are treating you well. Now onto the links: ICYMI: The Core minor is now live. This is BIG, folks. A solar eclipse is scheduled for this Monday, August 21. If you are currently in Boston, the best time to witness the event (taking […]

Weekly Round-Up, 8-12-17

O Corelings, how we pine for you in the air-conditioned, quiet, peanut butter pretzel-stocked Core office. You know, you’re welcome to visit us, alumni and incoming freshmen included. (CAS 119!) In the meantime, here are this week’s links. This weekend, catch Brown Box Theatre Project’s production of Hamlet in nearby Allston at a formerly abandoned […]

Weekly Round-Up, 8-5-17

Hello, scholars! Today we look at some sizzling hot takes, looted and fairly acquired art, and more. Read on: Love the book, hate the fanfare: Associate professor of English at Montclair State University and The Atlantic contributor Patricia A. Matthew discusses her mixed feelings on Jane Austen, her work, and the admiration the author often […]