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April 1, 2007

Here’s some random trivia for you—did you know that the Yale School of Management has its own mascot … and that it’s a bison? Yup, that’s right. While we love, adore and respect our parent university’s mascot, “Handsome Dan”—the cute, yet fierce bulldog you’ve probably seen on every t-shirt our Athletic Department has produced—SOM just never felt like Handsome Dan was a true testament to our school’s might and power.

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By: Paul Ip
April 1, 2007

April looks like it will be a good month. We had three parties this weekend (of which I went to one). Tons of sports going on. I played Bocce at happy hour on Thursday, and I'm about to head over to the fields for the first football/soccer game of the spring. Plus there was an ultimate frisbee game yesterday that I missed plus a softball game today which I'll also miss. Plus, April Foolery is upon us--activities for every day of the month. Check out what's in store for the month here. Good times.

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March 26, 2007

Hello everyone! My name is Stefan, and I’m currently a second-year MBA student at Yale SOM. You can find out more about me on the blogger bios page. I’m currently serving as president of the Yale Economic Review (YER), a student-run journal of popular economics that presents the most fascinating research from the fields of economics and finance in a vivid and easy-to-read format.

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March 26, 2007

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March 26, 2007

Greetings, everyone. My name is Amy, I'm a first-year student (Class of 2008) here at SOM and this is my first official post on the community blog! Today, classes began for the final quarter--I'm still not sure how this year has flown by so quickly, but I can vouch for the fact that it has been an incredible experience. It's somewhat difficult to describe all that I've learned--academically and personally--in my first year as an MBA student.

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March 26, 2007

Well today was the first day of the new Integrated Leadership Perspective, a three-hour class that seeks to bring together all that we have learned in our perspectives classes. I was kinda skeptical going into the class on how it would run, but if the first class is any indication, I think it's gonna be a great 7 weeks. The class is lead by Dr. Sharon Oster, who in my opinion is one of the best professors at SOM. She keeps the class engaged throughout, whether it is an 80- or 180-minute class.

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March 25, 2007

My name is Brian and I am a first year here at Yale. A little about me: I grew up right down the road from Yale, in Trumbull, CT, but spent the last 10 years in the greater Philadelphia area. I am a proud alum of Villanova (GO CATS!!) and worked at Merck for 6 years before coming to Yale. I was an analytical chemist working in the pre-clinical development area. It was a good learning experience and it definitely allows me to bring something different to class discussions since I am the only practicing scientist in my cohort.

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March 23, 2007

Spring break has passed by so quickly. A group of SOMers rented an amazing house in Outer Banks, NC, where we had some excellent R and R, which included a makeshift "Iron Chef" competition (secret ingredients: tuna and shrimp), "Pride and Prejudice" viewings for multiple hours, basketball game viewings for multiple hours, hot tub, Guitar Hero, and a celebratory cheer for the "PR" for Proficient that we found as we passed a laptop around to check our grades. For me, I headed to Orlando after that: We are lucky to enjoy TWO full weeks of spring break.

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March 11, 2007

A few minutes ago, I ordered my cap and gown for our May 28 commencement. It was surreal. SOM has been this nice, warm cocoon for the past few years, and while I was in the "real world" for five years before coming here, I have a hard time remembering what that was like. There are going to be lots of good times in the next two months, but graduation will be hard, I think, for many of us.

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By: Paul Ip
March 10, 2007

I'm here sitting in classroom A53, ready to take my last final exam for Spring-1. It's hard to believe that after this, I'll be 3/8 done with my MBA experience. The last half semester has flown by very quickly, as it seems like only a few weeks ago we came back from winter break. It's been a crazy, but good semester that included the final set of core "perspectives," the crazy job search, and also more of the usual antics that make up life at business school. Although it's been a great semester with a lot of positive developments, it's good to see it come to a close.

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