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:

stevens backDear 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 days ago I was in the Naples area and went to Pompeii. I was blown away by how vast the site was — I ended up spending the whole day there. It was very “Core” — I saw scenes from the Iliad, which I’m reading for the faculty seminar! I vote we introduce field trips to Italy!

Robin (Dr. Stevens)

We find this an agreeable proposal, and invite all alumni and students interested in making a Core Summer Tour of Italy program a reality, to let us know.


Core loves postcards. Whether you’re at home or abroad now, we’d love to get one from you. Our address is easy: Core Curriculum, Boston University, Boston MA 02215.

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