It is quite unorthodox to quote Barney, that big purple dinosaur that children watch on television, on a business school blog. However, I am reminded of his “I Love You” song at this time of year. It is not because we are in the month that celebrates Valentine’s Day…. or at least not completely. It [...]
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The Darden MLK Celebration Planning Committee is happy to present the Darden 2013 MLK Celebration activities sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Darden in partnership with the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics.
Remembering MLK and “I Have a Dream”
January 22, 9:30am First Coffee
Dean Bruner will make remarks, Committee will make announcements, “I Have [...]
Darden values its diversity strategic partnerships. We have several non-profit organizations and corporate partners with which we consistently engage to help us with our diversity initiatives and programming. One such partnership is with the Management Leadership for Tomorrow organization. This relationship occurs primarily with our Admissions Office as that office engages with the MBA Preparation [...]
Darden has been recognized for our community’s efforts in diversity recruiting and student body makeup in regard to underrepresented minority students as a percentage of the class. We are very proud of our accomplishments but we are not satisfied with them. Darden views diversity as only one half of the story. Inclusion provides the other [...]
Recently a Census Bureau Report identified for the population under the age of one, the majority is now minority in regard to race. Basically, Hispanic, Black, Native and Asian Americans have assumed the majority in this youngest of generations and the Hispanic American population is leading the way in terms of growth in population. [...]
I received an e-mail from one of my colleagues at work letting me know that she was part of the theatrical crew producing For Colored Girls at a local Charlottesville theatre. This colleague is very good about letting the Darden staff and faculty know about interesting theatrical productions with which she is engaged and [...]
There is something about sitting with people while sharing a meal that lends itself to comfort and open, engaging conversation. The cynics might say the wine at dinner loosens up the lips and creates a positive feeling but I have seen it happen too much, both with and without the presence of alcoholic beverage, to [...]
In a January blog, Dean Bruner reflected on Dr. King’s legacy, particularly the concept of servant-leadership. It inspired me to extend the conversation to Black History Month.
Black History Month has traditionally been a time set aside to recognize the terrific accomplishments of African-Americans. Indeed, there are many breakthroughs to acknowledge.
Reflecting on the achievements of others [...]
Darden recently launched its Initiative for Business in Society (IBiS) and I couldn’t help but proudly reflect upon this significant work. It makes sense that a business school producing leaders that impact society would develop research, thought and collaboration about business in society – a true testament that the Darden School lives its missions [...]
Often the lessons learned in b-school do not happen in the classroom but where least expected. The lessons can be surprising yet so profound. Our guest blogger, Rhonda Henderson, an officer in the Black Business Student Forum club, describes just such an experience.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Courses in business school will teach you hundreds of ways [...]