Category Archives: Weird

Don’t say I didn’t warn you

 File this under “good to know.” Apparently the rapture is coming May 21, 2011. This is according to this group of nutcases, er, faithful Christians who did a little math, adding 7,000 years to the day that Noah closed the door of his … Continue reading

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Overheard over the holidays

Thanks to Darden’s generous vacation policy, this is the longest time I’ve ever been home for the holidays. Which also means it’s the most time I’ve spent with my parents in a long time. Specifically my mom and her goofy … 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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Section B makes ‘BusinessWeek’

Yep, that’s right, we’re famous. Our section bird made BusinessWeek’s list of wacky b-school traditions. Check out the blurb and the other traditions. For those of you shopping for schools, I think you can tell a lot about a school … Continue reading

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Happy Type-A Halloween

It seems Darden students can’t do anything halfway. I’ve written before about the outsized number of Type-A personalities in b-school. Usually that high-achieving, uber-competitive side comes out in the classroom, the job hunt or in fights with our significant others. … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 8

I’m back to the grind of classes, which means more free business school lessons for you. Here are the highlights from this week: Accounting is an art, not a science. Numbers? Ledgers? T-accounts and balance sheets? Accounting sounds like a … Continue reading

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What I learned at b-school: Week 3

Three weeks in and my brain is stuffed so full it feels like three months. Here’s a tray of sample-sized tidbits I learned this week. Google doesn’t like the word “domination” (but I’m pretty sure they’re taking over anyway). We … Continue reading

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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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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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