The Core Journal

The Journal of the Core Curriculum is a student-produced anthology of exemplary writing by the students and faculty of the Core. For each issue, the editors select works of academic and imaginative writing, which engage deeply the topics and texts encountered in the Core. The Journal is published annually in April, and is available at no cost to members of the Core community and to interested members of the public. To request a copy, contact the staff.

From the Editor’s Note, Spring 2015:

journal-2015This academic year, we celebrate a quarter-century of Core at Boston University. Over that stretch of time, thousands of students and scores of faculty have come together, fall and spring, for the lectures and seminars that are the pillars of the Core experience. True, students do a lot of their reading from screens nowadays instead of paperbacks, but even so I think it’s safe to say that continuity is a tradition of our community. A lot has changed, but we’re still mindful of the advice given out at the start of every year: “Read the Books; Come to Class.”

Madeline Aruffo || Read the Spring 2015 issue >>

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Submissions Now Being Accepted for Volume XXV

Core students and alumni are invited to submit their academic and creative work for consideration for the twenty-fourthissue of the Core Journal, to be published in April 2016. You may mail or drop-off hard copies in the Core office, CAS 119, or send texts and images as attachments to the editors by email.