Tagged: alumni

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 […]

Tonight: Theater of War pre-show talk, after-show reception

From Erin McDonagh (Core ’08, CAS ’10), member of the EnCore Steering Committee: As Core alums, we all know that no one understood war or tragedy like the ancient Greeks. In Theater of War, actors read excerpts from Sophocles’ tragedies Ajax and Philoctetes, with the aim of drawing attention to the challenges faced by veterans […]

This Friday: Calliope Scene Festival

Come and enjoy various scenes from famous plays and works of literature performed and directed by the Core student and Core alumni members of Calliope Project theater troupe. The pieces at this Friday”s show are drawn from sources including Hamlet, Eurydice, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, and the poetry […]

How to prosper in Core, part two

More advice from Core alumni reaching out through the Core Facebook Wall and the EnCore online community to support first-year students in their first fall in Core. See the first batch here. Jennifer Formichelli, Core lecturer:: Read all the books in a quiet place in a nice chair with your cell phone and computer off. […]

How to Prosper in Core: advice from alumni to the 1st-years

This week, the Core asked Core alumni on Facebook whether they had advice for incoming students about how to succeed in the Core. Their advice — by turns sagacious, solemn, and uplifting — came in a veritable torrent of goodwill. Here is the first batch of responses, from the Core Facebook profile and the Wall […]

Photos from the Winterfest Reception

Many former students folks stopped by the Core office for an EnCore reunion on February 26, during the annual Winterfest festival. In the photo above, Katherine Lochery (CAS ’11), Lindsey Gould (CAS ’10), and Prof. Alex Coverdill (CC105/106) catch up. EnCore steering committee member Joe Sacchi (CAS ’08) can be seen peeking out from behind […]

Postcards to the Core: from Spain

¡Hola Core Family! I traveled to London with some friends last weekend and actually got to see this painting in person! I also ran into about half of BU at the dorms there, haha. I hope you all are doing well and the freshmen are continuing on to their second year in the fall. I’ll […]

Tonight: EnCore Book Club reads Hemingway

A reminder to Boston-area alumni, that the EnCore Book Club will be convening this evening, Wednesday, March 2, at 6 PM in the BU Alumni Lounge at 595 Commonwealth Avenue, to discuss their reading of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. If you were unable to make the previous EnCore Book Club meetings, or […]

Postcards to the Core: from Paris

Dear Core, Hola! I am on a mini-break from Paris, in Madrid right now, where I had the treat of spending the day in the Prado. Velázquez and Goya close up are really an experience. I never really “got” the singular appeal of Las meninas or The 2nd of May until I was there, in […]

More memories of Prof. Devlin

Additional messages came in over the weekend from alumni who wish to express their condolences to the friends and family of Professor James Devlin, and to share memories of having him as a teacher and a friend. Dr. Devlin is an unforgettable man. As an 18-year old student sitting in his CC101, I found him […]