Category Archives: Friends

Why I love having six weeks off for Christmas

 Sleeping in until 8 a.m. That’s late for me! Working out every single day. When you have nowhere you have to be, you have time to do all those special sit ups and fancy arm curls from Self magazine. Reading … 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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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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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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Spirit of Darden

It’s that time of year when the second-year students are confronted with leaving Darden and prospective students are trying to decide to whether to come to Darden. This video speaks to both those groups. Second-year student David Shepro made it … Continue reading

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Welcome to Barf-elona, er, Barcelona

I planned my Spring Break waaaay back in October. That was when I signed up for a Global Business Experience, a one-week Darden course abroad. Destination: Barcelona. I thought my plan was perfect. While my classmates were on GBEs in … Continue reading

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Going home, again

Every good UNC grad knows that Thomas Wolfe (UNC 1920) said that you can’t go home again. Lucky for me, he was wrong in this case. This weekend I returned to my adopted home for the first time since coming … Continue reading

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Dating at Darden: Valentine’s Day edition

Before I came to Darden, a friend of mine who was graduating warned me. “Don’t expect to meet a boyfriend at Darden,” she said. “All the good ones are taken and the rest of them are reliving their undergrad years.” … Continue reading

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How b-school warped my brain

Here’s something they don’t tell you in the b-school literature: An MBA education warps your mind. Six months ago I thought like a journalist. I thought in terms of ledes and sources and motivations and background. I thought about column … Continue reading

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Justin Key

My friend, neighbor and Darden classmate Justin Key died last week of complications from swine flu. There. I wrote it. Perhaps now I will start to believe it’s true. Justin passed away on the first day of our holiday break … Continue reading

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