• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

    Joel Brown

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Humanities Center Summer Program Teaches the Classics to Local High Schoolers

  1. If you want to study literature, art, or culture you must study the Classics. Without a sense of the history of Western Culture and its sources, it is impossible to understand the great trends and ideas which run through our everyday culture today. At Boston Latin in the 1960’s one of my classmates asked the teacher why we had to read the Greek and Roman Classics every day. His answer was, it teaches you what ETHOS means, as the character of an individual and the ethics of a community, and teaches you how to be a good father, husband, citizen, and warrior if necessary. Keep up your good work with BUCH, and if you need any Alumni involvement, you may contact me. Chester Neumann, CAS 1972, BA in English Literature and German Literature; Retired Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Email: chesterneu@sbcglobal.net; 816-835-8873.

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