Category Archives: Charlottesville

Peter Chang is back in Charlottesvillle!

That’s right, the man behind Taste of China is opening his new restaurant in Charlottesville on March 1. And best of all, for all you Darden folks, the new location is close by — the Barracks Road’s north wing (the … Continue reading

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Cville Photo Wednesday: Halloween on the UVA Lawn

Charlottesville loves Halloween, and one of the best events is trick o’treating on the Lawn. This central part of UVA’s Grounds is rimmed by student dorm rooms that don’t look all that different from when Thomas Jefferson first built the … Continue reading

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C-ville Photo Wednesday: Young scholar

It’s never too early to introduce kids to the idea of a college education. My friend Kristen brought her 3-year-old daughter Sofia to visit last weekend, and we spent a little time exploring the UVA Grounds. Sofia fit right in. … Continue reading

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Cville Photo Wednesday: Apple picking!

When in Virginia, do as the Virginians do. And right now, it’s apple season.

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Cville Photo Wednesday: Debut!

Hi everyone, In the spirit of getting through the week, I wanted to introduce Cville Photo Wednesday. Each Wednesday I’ll post a new picture from somehwere around town (or Darden) to give you an idea of what it’s like to live … Continue reading

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Ladies, look out for each other. Please.

Almost every day, I pass by a dead girl. Morgan Harrington’s smiling face stares right at me whenever I drive, walk or run by it. Her memorial, on a bridge less than a quarter mile from my house, is a … Continue reading

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Thank God I’m a Darden girl

 I drove into Charlottesville at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, and my whole body relaxed. It was good to be back.  I started getting squirrely for Darden with about three weeks left in my summer internship. I’d had a great experience, … Continue reading

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What every new b-school student should know

It dawned on me today — in the 5 minutes I lifted my head out of my intern haze — that at this time last year, I was preparing to move to Charlottesville. Which means, right this moment, about 300 … Continue reading

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Foxfield, tulips and spring in Charlottesville

If you’re one of my 2.5 faithful readers, then you’ve noticed that I geek out over seasons. Five years of living in the mono-environment that is South Florida have made me freak out at the sight of fall leaves, snow … Continue reading

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Why there are so many crutches and braces at Darden

Here’s something they don’t put in the Darden brochure:  Beware of injury.  Since the beginning of the school year, the men in my class have been suffering so many sports injuries that crutches, leg braces and foot boots are starting … Continue reading

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