One trip to Delaware, and I’m a fightin’ Blue Hen

As part of this work group I’m part of, I get to travel three times a year to meet with the smartest minds in corporate communications to discuss the issues of the day.

Our venue this go-round was the University of Delaware in Newark, a city 20 minutes away from Wilmington, where I stayed the past two nights.

I won’t write too much about Wilmington because I didn’t like it too much. On my first day there, I went for a run only to learn it’s known as Murder Town USA. Roughly .5 miles in to my run, and I was overwhelmed by the sense I might get mugged at any moment.

Newark (pronounced new-ARK) was a different story, and it was terrific as college towns oft are.

The University of Delaware was founded in 1743 by a Presbyterian minister named Francis Allison, and it’s a campus proud of its rich, green landscape as much as it’s proud of its beautiful Georgian architecture. Their sports teams are called Blue Hens, and they’re most famous for producing Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Flacco.

Check out these pics from a campus tour I took Thursday.

The University of Delaware: Home of the Blue Hens

Loved the lavender juxtaposed against the white car and the gray house

The Al Lerner business school, named for the former MBNA chief and Cleveland Browns owner

Home of University of Delaware president Dennis Assanis

The Biden Institute for domestic policy

Loved this house. I’ll buy it!

Not a ton of color on Delaware’s campus (to be fair: it IS June) but the greens are lush — how beautiful is THIS?

Mentors’ Circle, where mentoring happens. Kidding. I think mostly photos happen here.

Check out the squirrel on the trash can making his getaway

Gorgeous

How beautiful do think this would be in the fall?

These are the University of Delaware kissing arches.

Love how tight the architecture was: All Georgian, all the time

This is Gore Hall where we spent most of our time.

And this is what Gore Hall looks like on the inside:

gore-hall-delaware

For a closer look at the architecture of this specific building on the campus of the University of Delaware, check out Allan Greenberg Architect.

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