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HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents
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HBS Elects New SA Co-Presidents

Sana Mohammed (MBA ‘19) and Triston Francis (MBA ‘19) have been elected as the Harvard Business School Student Association Co-Presidents for 2018-2019. The co-presidency, elected at the end of February by the RC year, will begin after spring break. Sana and Triston campaigned under an overarching mission to “foster a more collaborative environment that enables…

Why is Microsoft’s New Machine Reading Comprehension Dataset a Big Deal?
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Why is Microsoft’s New Machine Reading Comprehension Dataset a Big Deal?

On March 1, 2018, Microsoft released the latest large-scale dataset for machine reading comprehension and question answering. You can access the public dataset, named MS MARCO, at http://www.msmarco.org/. As human beings, we are so habituated to the daily routines of reading, writing, and conversing that we may deem it intuitive to transfer our language understanding…

The U.S. Economy in 2017: Thanks, Obama?
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The U.S. Economy in 2017: Thanks, Obama?

In 2017, the U.S. economy had a solid year. Unemployment fell to a 17-year low, GDP growth picked up, and the stock market reached record highs. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Trump Administration was quick to take credit for these positive developments. “The President’s economic agenda of lower taxes, less regulation, and more opportunity for all is…

Enabling Ecosystems
Campus News, Featured, Kevin Sharer, Outside the Bubble

Enabling Ecosystems

Many powerful and influential men are being called out and finally being held to account for egregious behavior towards women that range from truly monstrous to profoundly stupid and wrong.  This is long overdue.  The history of mankind has a few enduring themes.  Some are inspiring, and some are discouraging.  The fact that men have…

Perspectives, Part One: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”
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Perspectives, Part One: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”

Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America If our political system were an industry – the Political Industrial Complex – it would be valued at more than $16 billon. Furthermore, if you include the $3.6 trillion budget allocated by this apparatus at the federal and state level, it’s the biggest industry out there….

Perspectives, Part Two: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”
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Perspectives, Part Two: Five Forces, Politics and Porter & Gehl: “Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America”

Strategic thinking has been long been part of political analysis. From Thucydides to contemporary military and social science, people have deployed frameworks to understand and build models of prediction since time immemorial. Take the following: “If the dawn of democracy in a given country finds the decision makers divided into two parties, they may wish…

King of the Castle
Alumni, Featured, Features, Interview

King of the Castle

Interview with Alan Horn (MBA ’71), Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn (HBS ’71) may be the humblest man in Hollywood. This might not be what you’d expect from one of the most influential figures in the film and television industry, and one of the individuals responsible for shaping much of what we’ve watched…

DACA And The Economics Of Immigration
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DACA And The Economics Of Immigration

President Trump defended his decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as an effort to promote “safe communities, a robust middle class, and economic fairness for all Americans.” In his statement, the President painted his stance as simultaneously shrewd and compassionate. He pointed a finger at roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought…

Manning Didn’t Deserve Rescinded Harvard Visiting Fellowship
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Manning Didn’t Deserve Rescinded Harvard Visiting Fellowship

Manning Invite Widened the Civilian-Military Divide at Harvard In honoring former US Army Specialist Chelsea Manning by naming her a Visiting Fellow, the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School opened wide a wound that leaders at Harvard have diligently worked to close in recent years: the civilian-military divide. There are few Rorschach Tests more…

Burden Hall Should Not Be Demolished This Soon
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Burden Hall Should Not Be Demolished This Soon

The Issue Burden Hall was supposed to be demolished after Klarman Hall became fully operational in 2018. Over the Summer of 2017, the administration decided to advance this demolition to mid-October 2017. The student body was not consulted until months after the decision had been taken. The HBS Student Association Senate first came to know…

HBS Admissions Department to Require All Applicants to Submit Social Media Passwords
April 1st, Featured, Features, The Harbush

HBS Admissions Department to Require All Applicants to Submit Social Media Passwords

In a landmark decision, Harvard Business School’s admissions department has announced that, beginning next fall, all applicants will be required to submit their social media passwords to be considered for the full-time MBA program. Admissions Director Chad Losee shared the thinking behind the change. “It was daunting to fill Dee Leopold’s shoes this year; the…

Lessons on Empowerment
Featured, Features, Interview, News, Women, WSA

Lessons on Empowerment

WSA CONFERENCE & THE 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL RACE SERIES: INTERVIEW WITH HEIDI CRUZ Editor-in-Chief Pippa Lamb caught up with the closing keynote speaker of this year’s WSA conference, Heidi Cruz (HBS ’00) to discuss her views on empowerment, a career on Wall Street, working for President George W. Bush, and her time on the 2016…

An Interview with Jeanne Jackson
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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….

From Downing Street to Harvard Business School: Former British Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell DBE, reflects on her experiences at HBS
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From Downing Street to Harvard Business School: Former British Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell DBE, reflects on her experiences at HBS

  At the end of President Donald Trump’s first week in the White House, Deputy-Editor-in-Chief Pippa Lamb caught up with British politician the Baroness Tessa Jowell of Brixton DBE, former British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister for the London 2012 Olympics, and cabinet minister under both the Blair and Brown governments…

From the Editors’ desk
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From the Editors’ desk

The populist revolt; Questions MBAs should be asking to understand today’s political reality     Few expected the election of Donald Trump. None of the macro-trends seemed favorable to him. The outgoing president was popular. Stock market valuations were high. Unemployment was low. We here at The Harbus even went to print with a story…

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