Category: Postcards

Postcards to the Core: from Athens, July 2017

Exciting news: We have received word back from two of our students studying abroad in Athens! This postcard comes to us from recent Core alums Kassandra Round and Anto Rondon, whose stay in Greece has been particularly fruitful. See for yourself: 07/18/2017 Dear Core Curriculum, We wanted to send this postcard because we have been […]

Postcards to the Core: from Israel, June 2017

We’re excited to hear back from Core alum and recently graduated Yanni Metaxas, who hand-delivered a postcard directly to the Core Office after spending some time in Israel. Here’s what one of this year’s Polytropos winners had to say: June 2017 Dear Core Office, Greetings from Israel! And from the tomb of Christ 🙂 Here’s […]

Postcards to the Core: from New Zealand, June 2017

We were delighted to receive word from Caroline, who is following-up from a successful first year at BU by spending her summer breaking doing political campaign work in New Zealand. She writes: Kia Ora (in Maori, hello, and good health!) from New Zealand! Just figured I would send some love from the Southern Hemisphere, where […]

Postcards to the Core from London

And here’s another from our summer postcard crop. This one comes to CAS 119 from London, where Giselle Boustani spent some guide times during her long break. She writes: To my Core family! Here is the “Toilet of Venus” by Velázquez, which we, of course, studied about a year and a half ago. During my stay in […]

Postcards to the Core: From Italy, July 2016

Our latest postcard has flown into Core from peninsular Italy, specifically the  ancient walled city of Urbino. It was sent by Prof. Gabrielle Sims, who as an Italianist writing from Italy unsurprisingly opened her note with an Italian greeting: Cari tutti nel Core [“Dear everyone in Core”], I write to you from the former Duchy or […]

Postcards to the Core: From Athens, June 2016

Our latest postcard comes to CAS 119 courtesy of the Hellenic Post, straight from Athens Greece. It was sent by Marguerite McHale (Core ’11, CAS ’13), a Polytropos winner and former office staffer. She writes: Hello Prof. Nelson and the rest of the Core! Hope you’re all doing splendidly. I’m enjoying Athens very much. It’s […]

Postcards to the Core: From Italy, June 2016

Our latest postcard arrived last week, after making the transoceanic journey from Europe. It comes from Prof. Stevens, of the Core Natural Sciences. She writes: Dear Core: I’m halfway through my tour of Italy. Right now I’m in Siena (Tuscany region), which is famous for the cathedral on the front [of the postcard]. A few […]

Postcards to the Core: From Chicago, June 2016

Our latest postcard comes from Core alumna, and current BU Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs, Kim Santo. She recently visited Chicago for a professional convention, and dropped us a line: June 7, 2016 Dear Core Curriculum: Greetings from Chicago! (What a toddlin’ town.) This might be my new favorite artist [referring to Archibald Motley, whose […]

Postcards to the Core: From Israel, August 2015

Our latest postcard comes from Core alumna Jenn Kalik (nee Greene),who graduated with her degree in archaeology, and a minor in Judaic Studies, in 2012. She writes: “… medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love — these are what we stay alive for.” – […]

Postcards to the Core: From Utah, July 2015

Our latest postcard comes from former Core office staffer, and Core alumna, Suzyn-Elayne Soler, now a member of the Admissions team for the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University. She was in in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week, traveling and meeting prospective students. Her report: Greetings from Salt Lake! Visited the […]