Postcards to the Core: from Rome, Summer 2017


Another postcard has flown to us from overseas. It comes from Core alum and current senior Gregory Kerr, who writes to us from Rome, Italy. He says:


Hello Core,

Greeting from Rome!

I’m taking a vacation following my completion of a summer project I’d only have done because of my experience with Core. (If it weren’t for you, I’d be a self-loathing Econ major.) This trip has been great, in no small part because of all I’ve learned in Core and classes over the past 3 years. How else could I spend 45 minutes explaining the Sistine Chapel to my parents in such thorough detail?

Being here has made me truly, viscerally understand and appreciate in context how much of a joy it is to learn and to know. I feel like I’m almost one with something when I’ve learned so much about it. There’s this connection that I can’t explain, I just feel it, and it’s amazing.

After rejections from 6 collections, Core made BU exciting to me, and gave me reason to see how somehting good could come of something bad. 3 years later, I owe so much of myself to Core, and I’ll never look back.

– Gregory

* 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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