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A Brave New World: Tech Ethics Course Encourages Students to Mull the Implications of New Technologies
Campus News, Interview

A Brave New World: Tech Ethics Course Encourages Students to Mull the Implications of New Technologies

Ryo Takahashi (MBA ’20) speaks with Professor Michael Sandel. Bracing for a Brave New World Scenes of genetic selection in Gattaca (1997), the telescreen surveillance state depicted in Orwell’s 1984 (1948), and the apprehension of criminals before they commit a crime as depicted in Minority Report (2002) may seem like distant dystopian science fiction. Until…

The Case for Optimism
Campus News, Kevin Sharer

The Case for Optimism

This may seem a strange time to make a case for optimism. There are so many serious issues in the United States and the wider world. It is hard to know where to start. Here is a partial list of the challenges: endless wars in the Middle East; an increasingly totalitarian China; climate change; racism;…

HBS ECs Explore Pittsburgh
Campus News

HBS ECs Explore Pittsburgh

Students converge on Pittsburgh and realize there’s much more to see than coal, steel, and bridges. Brian Linville (MBA ’20), Frankie Costa (MBA ’20), and Eric Levine (MBA ’20) report. Harvard Business School has a long tradition of “Treks,” structured trips organized by students who come from the destinations, and alumni often count them among…

RC TOM Field Trip: Witnessing the Amazon Magic!
Campus News

RC TOM Field Trip: Witnessing the Amazon Magic!

Harsha Mulchandani (MBA ’21) reports on a fulfilling visit to the Amazon Fulfillment Center. On Friday, October 4, a group of RCs visited an Amazon Fulfillment Center (FC) to witness how Amazon makes magic happen. While it had been a long week for the RCs with the TOM Quiz (yes, the first midterm exam!) and…

HBS Launches Student-Wide Survey on MBA Rankings
Campus News, Featured, Features

HBS Launches Student-Wide Survey on MBA Rankings

Raseem Farook (MBA ’21) talks to the marketing and admissions teams at HBS to understand their perspective on business-school rankings. MBA rankings have become increasingly important to business-school applicants over the last few years, as they help them compare different MBA programs. Finishing on top of these rankings sends a strong signal to the applicant…

A Guide to Boston for New RCs
Advice, Campus News

A Guide to Boston for New RCs

Emily Batt (MBA ’20) gives us a primer for exploring the city. According to an old adage, Mark Twain once remarked, In New York they ask, “How much is he worth?” In Philadelphia, “Who were his parents?” And in Boston they ask, “How much does he know?” Whether apocryphal or not, Boston’s emphasis on learning…

RCs Learn to Give and Take
Campus News, Featured, Features

RCs Learn to Give and Take

This year’s START featured a new addition: Reciprocity Rings. Gabriel Ellsworth (MBA ’20) reports. On the second day of their MBA journey, the Class of 2021 learned a lesson that should serve them well throughout their two years at HBS and beyond: request and offer help often. They tried their hands at doing just that…

Klarman’s First HBS Show Impresses
Campus News, On Campus, Opinion

Klarman’s First HBS Show Impresses

HBS Executive Education’s Nathaniel Koven reviews No Clue. The 46th HBS Show, No Clue: The Case You Can’t Prepare For, was always going to go down in HBS history as the first theatrical production in the recently-completed Klarman Hall, but what a smashing first it was. This production, which ran April 8–10, was an unalloyed…

From the Bronx to Boston: A Virtuous Cycle
Campus News

From the Bronx to Boston: A Virtuous Cycle

Brandon Lovell (MBA ’20) brings 20 high school students from his hometown to HBS. Akash Gupta (MBA ’20) reports. WINGS on Campus Early March was a busy time for Brandon Lovell. In addition to the usual mix of cases, recruiting, and travel, he had been working closely with faculty and staff to plan the perfect…

From the Boardroom to the Stage
Campus News, Club Corner, Featured, Features, Humor

From the Boardroom to the Stage

HBS Show’s Executive Producer Brooke Biederman (MBA ’19) talks with Executive Director Savannah Greene (MBA ’19) about her directing style, insider details from the rehearsal rooms, and the storied show’s first performance in the new Klarman Hall. “HBS Show is one of our most important traditions. It gives us a chance to laugh at ourselves,…

Planning for the Class of 2040
Campus News, Print Edition

Planning for the Class of 2040

Dean Nohria walked comfortably up and down the aisles of Klarman Hall, pointing occasionally to a slide deck filled with consultant-worthy figures. He was covering the 110-year history of the School as part of the first-ever SA town hall, highlighting the school’s slam dunks while outlining areas for improvement. Like any good manager, he started…

Reflections from Your SA Co-Presidents
Advice, Campus News, Featured, Features

Reflections from Your SA Co-Presidents

This month, we interviewed Sana Mohammed and Triston Francis to learn about their time as Student Association Co-Presidents and what they’ll be carrying with them as they graduate in just a few months and pass on the torch to the Class of 2020. What surprised you most while serving as SA Co-Presidents? Triston: I was…

Startup Bootcamp: A Trek to StartupLand and Back
Campus News, Start Ups

Startup Bootcamp: A Trek to StartupLand and Back

“Come on, entrepreneurs!” cheered Allison Mnookin (MBA ’98), Senior Lecturer at HBS, as she energized the class full of RCs – some with jet lag, some having just finished company interviews – on their first morning back to Aldrich from winter break. As we flipped through the course agenda and the All-Star list of facilitating…

From the Editors’ Desk
Campus News, From The Editors' Desk, Print Edition

From the Editors’ Desk

Wishing you continued “heisei” in 2019 As the chilliest winter breezes give way to sprightly saplings signaling the coming of spring, we kick off the spring semester with a new class schedule and a fresh array of opportunities. At the Harbus, too, the new year is a time of transition. On this auspicious occasion, we…

Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Third Annual Cabaret Sells Out Both Shows Again

On November 27, the HBS Cabaret brought entertainment to two sold-out audiences, one at 7 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m., at the American Repertory Theater’s Oberon in Harvard Square. The theme was “Portrait Project” (following on last year’s “Truths Untold”), and as promised in the theme, an array of student performers painted vivid pictures…

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference
Campus News, Club Corner, Events

Highlights from the HBS Tech Conference

The Tech Club at Harvard Business School’s annual Tech Conference took place on Sunday, October 28 on the HBS campus. This event (the first of its kind in the beautiful Klarman building) brought together hundreds of the country’s brightest technologists – from executives at big tech companies, to investors at the leading venture capital firms,…

The MBA Fund launches at three top business schools
Campus News

The MBA Fund launches at three top business schools

The MBA Fund is a new venture fund focused on entrepreneurs from HBS, Stanford GSB and Wharton. It launched in September, 2018, founded by Josh Hoffman-Senn (MBA ‘19), Sieva Kozinsky (Wharton, MBA ‘20), Hiro Tien (Stanford GSB, MBA/MS ‘20) and Hansae Catlett (Stanford GSB, MBA/MPP ‘19). Why did you launch this fund? Josh: We simply…

Startup Corner
Campus News

Startup Corner

What is the problem you’re trying to solve? Human skin is like a sponge. An average female will absorb four pounds and six ounces of chemicals every single year from blush, foundation, shampoo, conditioners, deodorant, body lotions, hand cream, eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish and more. Cosmetics often contain unnatural, and even potentially toxic ingredients, such…

Inclusion: Moving Blindly, yet Intently, in the Right Direction
Campus News, On Campus

Inclusion: Moving Blindly, yet Intently, in the Right Direction

During the inaugural Harvard Business School Orientation in the Dark (OITD), hosted by the HBS Student Association’s (SA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 57 Harvard Business School students were blindfolded prior to their entrance into the Yu Chin room at Chao and placed into groups of six or seven peers. “Introduce yourself,” Sara Minkara, founder of…

Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr
Academics, Campus News, Featured

Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr

Immigration issues have been at the center of political debate, with the US seemingly becoming more insular and dialing back from the Obama-era policy of limited deportations to Trump’s “zero tolerance regime,” which threatens anyone in the US unlawfully with deportation. In the US, home to an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, immigration has become…

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala
Campus News, Club Corner, Featured, Features, Non-Profit, On Campus

The Harbus Foundation Grants $60,000 to Boston Nonprofits at Annual Gala

The Harbus Foundation has announced a total of $60,000 in grant awards to Boston-based nonprofit organizations Empower Schools, Generations Incorporated, and GroundTruth. The recipients took home $20,000 each in the categories of Education, Literacy, and Journalism, respectively, following the Harbus Foundation’s annual gala. The K-12 education efforts of Empower Schools, the Education grant recipient, have…

HBS New Venture Competition Awards over $300,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs
Campus News

HBS New Venture Competition Awards over $300,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs

Student- and alumni-run startups Hour 72+, Umbulizer, and DynamiCare Health walked away from the 2018 HBS New Venture Competition with the Grand Prize of $75,000 each, respectively in the Student Business, Student Social Enterprise, and Alumni Tracks. For the finale, 12 teams, selected from an initial pool of 360 entrants, presented 90-second pitches before an…

Space and SpaceX: Another Small Step For Man, a Nearly Untapped Opportunity for HBS Graduates
Campus News, Technology

Space and SpaceX: Another Small Step For Man, a Nearly Untapped Opportunity for HBS Graduates

Tesla has continually made it into the headlines lately. The revolution that electric cars might bring has fascinated many, and business people, politicians and environmentalist alike can’t stop thinking about how the world might be about to change even more drastically. Nevertheless, another revolution led by Elon Musk is already delivering astonishing results. On February…

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