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Social Enterprise Initiative Launches New Program to Combat Climate Change and Save Weekend Ski Trips
April 1st, April Fools, Humor, Print Edition

Social Enterprise Initiative Launches New Program to Combat Climate Change and Save Weekend Ski Trips

Cumnock Hall – Broken bones, bruised brains, and battered hearts – these are the injuries that have plagued the skiing and snowboarding population at HBS this year. Despite the usual hype and anticipation, record low snowfalls during peak season – especially during the official ski trip weekend – resulted in frustration, scratched equipment, and cringeworthy…

Remembering Julio J. Rotemberg
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Remembering Julio J. Rotemberg

Julio J. Rotemberg, the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School for two decades and a pioneering and influential economist who developed an econometric approach to modeling the macro economy, died of cancer on April 2 at his home in Newton, Mass. He was 63 years old. Rotemberg’s research, published in more…

Why on Earth Would You Wrestle Crocodiles?
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Why on Earth Would You Wrestle Crocodiles?

I used to wrestle crocodiles. Yes, crocodiles – giant, apex predators that haven’t changed much since the Cretaceous Period. When this factoid from my past comes up in casual conversation in coffee chats or pre-games, I’m usually met with contorted expressions of horror or shock. One classmate, who stumbled upon my blog about my work…

Admitted Students Welcome Review
Admissions Advice, Campus News, Humor, Print Edition

Admitted Students Welcome Review

It’s the final furlong of the recruitment calendar, but how does the HBS Admitted Student Welcome fare for the Class of 2019  No one told me that my first intellectual challenge at Harvard Business School would be picking the “theme tune which best describes my life” over an ice-breaking lunch with my fellow admits. Panic. What answer would make me sound sufficiently fun,…

ASIA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017
Campus News, Club Corner, Print Edition, Student Club

ASIA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017

On Saturday March 4, 2017, nearly 500 students, scholars, professionals and executives continued a longstanding tradition by congregating at the Harvard Business School campus to attend the 26th Annual Asia Business Conference at Harvard University. This year’s conference, entitled “Asia in a Changing World”, focused on the role of Asia as the fastest growing region…

HBS students collaborate with ABCDC to increase home ownership around campus
Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

HBS students collaborate with ABCDC to increase home ownership around campus

Buying a house in a “hot” market can be a daunting task. When a property becomes available in highly competitive locations, financial buyers usually get it before prospective owner-occupants. Investors can almost instantly secure financing and make a purchase, leaving individuals with no real chance of home ownership in the area. This results in neighborhoods…

How Things Work: Machine Learning
Blogs, Campus News, On Campus, Opinion

How Things Work: Machine Learning

It all started with the TOM case on Watson. After a class-long discussion on what is Toronto, Anton and I were amazed by how we were able to cover one of the greatest machine learning triumphs in human history without actually talking much about machine learning. When Anton started planning for the new Harbus column…

Guy Fieri to Open Restaurant in Spangler
April 1st, News, The Harbush

Guy Fieri to Open Restaurant in Spangler

On Friday, HBS announced that it had concluded its yearlong search for a celebrity chef to partner with on a new on-campus dining establishment specifically geared towards the needs of business school students. Beating out other finalists such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, and Wolfgang Puck was the star of the Food Network television…

Why Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy
Campus News, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble, Technology

Why Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy

According to Pew Research, 61 percent of millennials use Facebook as their primary source for news about politics and government. The implications this could have for democracy’s underpinnings should not be underestimated. In disrupting the fundamental structures behind traditional information creation, distribution and consumption, social media has been one of the Internet’s most radical and innovative…

An Interview with Jeanne Jackson
Featured, Features, On Campus, Women, WSA

An Interview with Jeanne Jackson

CEO Series: On a bench with the lady who caught the ball at Nike From a park bench on campus, Cordelia Shackleton (MBA 2018) caught up with Jeanne Jackson (HBS ’78), to chat about her childhood, time at HBS, ascension to the top of the retail and marketing industry, and some candid advice on relationships….

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