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Third Millennium

As we enter into February of the year 2001, I can’t avoid looking back… to our recent past … to the year 2000. The year 2000… it is over… it feels strange. Millions of people had been looking forward to it – anxiously – for years, perhaps decades. Literarily millions of clocks around the world,…

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EuroTrek 2001 – Stockholm!

“Harvard Business School has an international reputation of being the hatchery of the next generation of international top leaders… and right now they are very interested in the new economy and wireless… IT Sweden entice Harvard…” These were some of the quotes used to describe EuroTrek Stockholm and us HBS students in the leading Swedish…

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Alphabet Soup and Aussie Day, NC Style

Never before has the word “moreover” received a more careful and practiced enunciation than it did last week during Section C’s Alphabet Day. Not just “moreover”, but also “jointly,” “furthermore,” and most bizarrely, “Xerox.” Unfortunately, the rigors of A-B-C were too much for some C-ers to take, the author included. Most alphabetically-challenged were Katherine Mossman,…

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Frogs Finish Finance with a Flurry

It was Friday, and after a long week cooped up studying for Finance, it was time for the Frogs to step out. The afternoon brought Shay’s and the Color Squad Winter Games, and the evening brought a group of 30 or so Frogs together in the back room of John Harvard’s for a section dining…

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Spam of the Week: How to Keep a Healthy Level of Insanity

1) At lunchtime, sit in your parked car with sun glasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down. 2) Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice. 3) Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they “want fries with that.” 4) Put your garbage…

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New Look Humor and Social

The Humor and Social Section will see a few changes in the New Look Harbus. At least we hope so. These changes all depend on YOU, as we need your contributions to make them work. We hear most second years a lot of free time on their hands, and we know the “ultimate” Januaries have…

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Section OH Welcomes Section NH

Section H 2001 welcomed the new Section H 2002 last Monday. I had the honor of passing along the shark to the new section with a comprehensive description of its proper use and the importance of Shark Day. Pierre handed off the Suavierre shirt and John Burnside granted the Pinhead award to Quincy Brown of…

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Mike Meyer's Prophetic Stats for NI

What you probably already know…31% are former consultants24% are ex-bankers57% live on campus But did you know…o 37% will never have their name correctly pronounced by your profso 12% live in Peabody and will therefore suffer from clinical depressiono 98% will hate BGIE (except Seneca, who will dominate every discussion)o 3 will hook-up (most likely…

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Team Grimace Eats up the Competition

Over 250 first-year students competed in the fun-filled Class of 2002 Color Squad Winter Games last Friday.The Purple Squad narrowly edged out Navy, thanks to a late push in the Tug-Of-War event. Grey, Gold, and Orange finished behind them.The event was designed to bring September and January students together across typical cohort boundaries.The entire Class…

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Harbus Launches New Online Edition

Striving to offer HBS students a newspaper that matches their cyber-lifestyle, the Harbus is launching a new online edition Monday, February 5. Harbus staff say enlivened design and enhanced interactivity will draw ever more users to the address www.harbus.org. “The online edition is the primary gateway to the Harbus for many of our students, alumni…

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HBS Team wins the second prize at the Dell Case Competition

“Business models are converging. New access devices are growing. Where it the money for Dell?”. It’s on this somewhat laconic assignment that the final of the Dell Case Competition started on January, 26th in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the enthusiastic HBS team (Don Khamapirad, Yi Sun, Ellis Chi and Benjamin Gigot).We spent 24 very intense…

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Amadeus: Your e-ticket to European Company Information

Are you conducting a networked job search in Europe? Or do you need financials for that private software firm in France? If so, Amadeus is the tool for you. One of the flagship databases for Brussels-based electronic publisher, Bureau Van Dijk (BVD), Amadeus is a searchable database of 3.7 million public and private companies in…

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What is a Color Squad?

At the end of the RC, we are asked to rank how we feel about the HBS community. Historically, September cohort students rank their affiliation level as strongest with their section, followed by cohort and then their class. January cohort students relay a greater sense of closeness to their cohort, followed by section and then…

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Recruiter Business Newsflash

The Harbus is pleased to offer this service in conjunction with Baker Library to brief you on the weekly business news highlights of the main HBS recruiters. The news is taken from The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition and aims to provide a weekly summary of articles that can be followed up in greater depth….

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Cyberposium TechShow To Unveil New Products

On February 10, all members of the HBS community (including those without Cyberposium tickets) will have an opportunity to see and touch cutting-edge products and technologies that have the potential to make a substantial impact on the way we live and do business. The Show’s featured themes include wireless devices, converging media, mobile computing, and…

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Sports Focus on Kim Clark

What are your favorite fitness activities? Jogging because it keeps me healthy and gets me outside each day (or at least to the running track at Shad when it’s cold). I began jogging shortly after I joined the faculty at HBS, around 1979, and I participate almost every day.Golf — if jogging is good for…

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HBS Running Calendar

February 8, 2001Logan Post 5.1K West Somerville, MA USA 7:00PM Logan Post, 1194 Broadway Contact: 508-775-0143 [email protected]’s 4.13M East Somerville, MA USA 7:15PM Khoury’s State Spa, 118 Broadway Contact: 617-598-1028 x1024 [email protected] February 10, 2001Fresh Pond 5M/2.5M Cambridge, MA USA 10:00AM Fresh Pond, Route 2 Contact: 617-494-1633 [email protected] 52-Week 5K Series #6 Worcester, MA USA…

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NA Squeezes Some OJ

New A defeated Old J, 63-53, in its opener of the IM basketball season. NA came out fast, sprinting to a 40-23 halftime lead behind four three pointers from Joaquin Tamez (22 points) and the gritty play of Geoff Swift, who finished with eight points and several boards on the night. Old J did not…

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What's new in HARBUS Sports?

Well folks, I am confident that this is the most important and exciting thing that has happened since Erik Peterson got canned from the telephone joint in Vermont – a new HARBUS sports section. Besides commentary that rivals Rick Reilly, photos that the AP and Reuters would fight for, and sports information that is no…

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Showdown at the OK Corral

OK overcame a slow start to beat a good NC team. NC jumped out to an early ten-point lead in the first ten minutes of the game. OK fought back in the last ten minutes of the period to cut the lead to just three (26-23) at the half. OK relied on a strong defense…

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Women Interested in Playing Soccer?

HBS has been invited to participate in the First Ever Annual Women’s Soccer Tournament at Tuck on April 27th and 28th. The Tournament will coincide with the Men’s Annual Tournament. They have also targeted Stanford and Yale who have already expressed interest. If you are interested please let Erin Thomas know by sending an email…

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This Week in Boston Sports

TuesdayFebruary 6, 2001Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins – 7:00 pm WednesdayFebruary 7, 2001Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics – 7:00 pm SaturdayFebruary 10, 2001Tampa Bay Lightening at Boston Bruins – 7:00 pm Ticket InformationBoston Celtics – (617) 931-2222 www.celtics.comBoston Bruins – (617) 931-2222 www.bostonbruins.comNew England Patriots – (617) 931-2222 www.ticketmaster.comBoston Red Sox – 617-482-4SOX www.redsox.comNew England…

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Undefeated, Baby!!!

In its first outing of the season, the OF B-squad graciously accepted the forfeit victory from an overwhelmed NG squad that just couldn’t face up to starting off the new year against the crimson side. Someone in NG was rumored to have said, “I’ll take C&S, BGIE, Hell Week, and the rest, but facing those…

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Welcome to the Harbus Re-Launch!

The idea of the Re-Launch began with the online team. With its cleaner format, modern look and enhanced capabilities the new online edition is truly an outstanding product. Truth be told, the print edition began to look a little dated next to the new online edition, and so the editorial team quickly started planning their…

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Roe v. 'W': A Primer

On the 28th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, President George W. Bush reinstated the global gag rule on abortion that was enacted during the Reagan administration and continued during George H. W. Bush’s watch. The gag-rule prohibits the allocation of federal funds to non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) outside the U.S. who perform or…

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The Ethics of Rising Tuition

Last year, Pine Manor College, a small liberal arts college in Chestnut Hill, took an unusual step in reforming higher education in the United States. It decided to reduce its tuition by 34%. For a college with less than $22 million in total endowment, it was an extraordinary move. After years of colleges increasing tuition…

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Tremont 647: boldly flavored American cuisine

Tremont 647 is a wonderful 70-seat restaurant located in trendy South Boston where boldly flavored American cuisine with inventive global influences is routinely served up. With a growing national reputation as one of the country’s most exciting young chefs, Andy Husband’s delicious dishes are ones you don’t want to miss out on. His commitment to…

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Star-Trekking Across the University

It seems that barely a long weekend passes without one of the clubs carting an Airbus load of classmates off to a distant land. As Citizens of the Global Village we barely pause for breath before jumping on the next plane Trekking out of town. Why do we do this? How did this TrekMania start,…

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From the co-chairs' corner

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. So began our wonderful and hellish experience as Co-Chairs of the largest High Tech “Trek” sponsored by Harvard Business School. As the WesTrek 2001 Co-Chairs, Tina Hsiao (OD), Julia Davies (OH), and I were the CEOs of an organization that encompassed 7 cross-functional…

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