Category: Postcards

BU in Athens: the Philhellenes’ Summer Trip, 2014

{ A guest post from Prof. James Uden of the Department of Classics; cross-posted from the Classics departmental homepage. } Do Athenians ever sleep? No doubt many of the BU students who spent a month in Athens this summer were already accustomed to staying up late, but the Greeks really showed them how to make […]

Postcards to the Core: from Florence, July 2014

We were delighted to hear back from Professor Gabrielle Sims this week in the form of a postcard to the Core office. She writes to us from her beloved Italy and wishes us well. Take a look at what she has to say: 10 July 2014 Dear whomever is in the office in July… To […]

Postcards to the Core: from California, June 2014

We got mail! Today’s postcard comes to us from Core alum and office staffer Winona Hudak,who writes to us from Dante’s Paradise. Or something like that. Read what she has to say: Core Gang! I just wanted to send you all a little gift from paradise. I hope everyone is doing well–Zak, lengthy discussions with […]

Alumni Profiles: Danielle Isaacs

(Core ’07 CAS ’09) Years at Boston University: 4 years. Current location: Washington DC. Company and Title: Fine Art Specialist at Weschler’s Auctioneers and Appraisers Recent activities: Danielle writes: I completed my MA in fine and decorative art at the Sotheby’s Institute in London in 2011. I organized a sale of vintage film posters at Weschler’s from […]

Postcard from Prof. Eckel

Dear Zach and Rose, This is what Denali – the Great One – looks like on the rare day that it drops its veil and shows its face. An awesome sight. I hope all’s well in the Core. Warm regards, David Eckel

Postcards to the Core: from London, April 2013

We are thrilled to hear from Core alumna Megan Ilnitzki, who writes to Professor Eckel with news from London. It sounds like she is having a great time over on the British Isles. See for yourself: Dear Professor Eckel, Just dropping you a quick hello from London! I am loving it here! I’ve been to […]

Postcards to the Core: from Australia, March 2013

We are excited to report that we have received news from Core alum and current Core House RA Nick Pantages. He writes all the way from Sydney, Australia, where he sounds like he is having a marvelous time. Here’s what he has to say: Hello Core! I hope all you professors and Zak are doing […]

Postcards to the Core: from Phnom Penh

Postmarked August 1, from Cambodia — Phnom Penh is amazing! So much to see and do and Cambodians are incredibly friendly! I hope all is well at the Core office! – Abby Simon, Core ’06, CAS ’09

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 […]

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 […]