Monthly Archives: August 2009

First a Panty Thief, now an Aggressive Fox

My university sent out this bulletin today to warn us about a fluffy creature on the loose: Please be aware that we have received reports from the Police Department of a fox acting aggressively in the Lambeth Field, Rugby Road … Continue reading

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Who’s stupid now?

We’ve only been in class for two days. Two days. Already it feels like two months. Why, you ask? Isn’t grad school a holding pen for slackers who couldn’t keep a job in the real world? A two-year vacation? Not … Continue reading

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Beware of the Panty Thief!

I don’t have a washer/dryer any more. Part of the trade-off of becoming a student again is that I have to schlep my dirty running clothes, blue jeans and unmentionables to one of the hot, stuffy, unlockable laundry rooms in … Continue reading

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President Obama? Here’s your newest health care advisor

I got sick this week, and there’s nothing worse than being sick in a new town. You struggle to find a doctor who’s on your insurance and who will actually see a sick patient. They want to see you well … Continue reading

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Who knew?

Whew. My head is still spinning from all the information I got yesterday about potential careers for MBAs – and I don’t think it’s because I have a fever of 100 this morning. Yesterday from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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Are investment bankers human?

Summer isn’t over yet – hell, classes haven’t started yet – and we’re already talking about summer internships for next year over here in b-school universe. Our career services office is trying to help us find the career that fits … Continue reading

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Don’t buy, rent

If you’re about to plunk down a hefty chunk of change on textbooks (because it is that time of year), read this first. According to this New York Times story the first major collegiate book publisher has decided to rent … Continue reading

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Where are all the boys? In business school

I’ve never been in the minority before. I’m a white, middle-class girl. I’m used to being in the majority. I once applied for a reporting internship program at the St. Petersburg Times and was thrilled to get a call back … Continue reading

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Let’s do the time warp

In the last few years, I’ve started to feel old. Not exactly in a creaky, hey-you-kids-get-off-my-lawn way, but I haven’t had the same energy I had at 18 or even at 21. I found myself looking forward to a bottle … Continue reading

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That’s how much?

Forget hidden credit card fees. I want President Obama’s new financial regulations to unearth those hidden grad school fees. What fees, you ask? I already knew about tuition (in the neighborhood of $48,000 a year). I budgeted for living expenses … Continue reading

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