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Who said Harvard MBAs don’t code?
Alumni, Campus News, Club Corner, Featured, On Campus, Print Edition, Technology

Who said Harvard MBAs don’t code?

Last spring, we published a Harbus piece asserting that “coding is the new business literacy.” As we look back on the student-led digital literacy movements at HBS over the past year, we’d say that the student body agrees. There’s a blossoming ecosystem on campus of tech-driven clubs, hackathons, and ventures. It’s hard to believe that…

Resolving to be Happy: HBS students could learn to settle a little more
Blogs, On Campus, Opinion, Outside the Bubble

Resolving to be Happy: HBS students could learn to settle a little more

In the wake of the financial crisis, University of Texas professor Robert Prentice proposed an overhaul of business school rankings based on long-term happiness rather than post-MBA salaries. “Any sensible person would rather be happy than rich,” Prentice wrote in 2009. “Those who choose to attend business school on the assumption that an MBA will…

Five Questions with Professor Ben Edelman
Interview, On Campus

Five Questions with Professor Ben Edelman

If you could condense the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into a single man, you’d get HBS Associate Professor Ben Edelman. A member of the Negotiation, Organization & Markets faculty, Edelman studies online marketplaces and internet advertisers, notably by coding computer software to uncover inefficiencies, fraud, and discrimination therein. As an attorney with a J.D. from…

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…

Europe Comes to Harvard
Campus News, Club Corner, International, On Campus

Europe Comes to Harvard

One of Harvard’s most important features throughout history has been its unique role as a free and open arena where even the most critical and challenging debates could happen. The European Conference, which took place on March 3rd and 4th 2017, with its panel mix on politics, business, and culture, was surely the confirmation that…

The Great Indian Start-Up Dream!
Campus News, Entrepreneurship, News, On Campus

The Great Indian Start-Up Dream!

What do you get when you have 500 million new internet users, a young and productive, burgeoning middle class and a workforce which defines global standards in technology? A vibrant and dynamic startup ecosystem i.e. India! Over the past 3 years, > $3 Billion was invested in startups in India. Leading venture investors like Sequoia,…

The incoming SA Presidents share their thoughts with the HBS Community
Campus News, Featured, Features, On Campus

The incoming SA Presidents share their thoughts with the HBS Community

Hi HBS! We are excited to serve as your 2017-2018 Student Association Co-Presidents. We are honored to have the opportunity to represent you and continue the legacy of LaToya and Libby. The leadership our outgoing Co-Presidents have shown over their tenure has not gone unnoticed and is immensely appreciated.  HBS is indeed a little smaller,…

Memoirs of an EC
Alumni, Campus News, Culture, On Campus, Opinion

Memoirs of an EC

Sasha Pang’s Three Most Important Lessons From Business School Have Nothing To Do With Business In August 2015, my husband and I packed ourselves and our beloved cockapoo into our SUV, and drove from San Francisco to Boston. As we made our way across the country, I looked forward with anticipation to the challenge and…

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….

New Student Association Presidents Elected 2017-2018
Campus News, Featured, News, On Campus

New Student Association Presidents Elected 2017-2018

Kevin Ferguson (MBA ’18) and Angelica Castellanos (MBA ’18) have been elected as the Harvard Business School Student Association Co-Presidents for 2017-2018. The co-presidency, elected by the RC year, begins after spring break. Kevin and Angelica began their campaign by distributing Dum Dums lollipops across all ten RC classrooms, along with a small card containing…

Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors
Humor, News, On Campus

Class of 2018’s Most Eligible Bachelors

Harvard Business School’s Most Eligible Bachelors 2017-2018 Matt Stansky, Section H What do you think is the most romantic spot on campus? Weeks footbridge at sunset, a quiet table for two in Baker, or the Shad basketball courts, it’s not where, but with whom, so wherever you are is where I want to be. What…

From Downing Street to Harvard Business School: Former British Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell DBE, reflects on her experiences at HBS
Featured, Features, News, On Campus, Politics

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…

Disability Services Coordination
Health, On Campus, Print Edition

Disability Services Coordination

MBA Student and Academic Services Harvard Business School has a MBA Disability Services program, which is part of the office of Student and Academic Services.   Students in the MBA program who have any form of learning difference, hearing, mobility, psychiatric disability, chronic medical condition, or short term injury can meet with the Disability Service Coordinator…

HBS to DBS: Larry Culp’s General Management Journey
Featured, General Management, Industry Insights, News, On Campus, Print Edition

HBS to DBS: Larry Culp’s General Management Journey

“If you were the CEO of an airline, could you be as engaging with the baggage handlers as you are in the boardroom?” – Larry Culp The case method, which is used across all HBS classes, places students in the tough position of the decision maker. Often operating from the perspective of the CEO, students challenge…

Learning from the Trump Phenomenon: How Much of the 2016 Election was a Recall on Harvard?
Bloggers, Current Events, On Campus, Opinion, Politics

Learning from the Trump Phenomenon: How Much of the 2016 Election was a Recall on Harvard?

A pickup truck rolled through Harvard Square on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9. A man in the truck bed waved a “Make America Great Again!” banner and the passengers yelled at anyone within earshot. Even if you couldn’t make out words, the tone – somewhere between energized and vindictive – was enough. They were…

Giving Back In Style: The RLGC Fashion Show
Bloggers, Campus News, Club Corner, Events, On Campus, Print Edition, Student Club

Giving Back In Style: The RLGC Fashion Show

On Thursday, October 13th, the Retail and Luxury Goods Club hosted their highly anticipated 9th Annual Charity Fashion Show at Park Plaza Hotel Boston to help raise awareness for a Boston-based charity through the lens of fashion. The atmosphere was filled with excitement and festive music. In attendance were over 800 enthusiastic spectators who were…

The Trump Card
Controversy, News, On Campus, Politics

The Trump Card

HBS Students React to Shock Election Result As the world reels from the shocking result of the US 2016 Presidential Election, HBS students have written to The Harbus with their reflections. The mood on campus this morning is somber and perplexed, no one expected this. Sitting in class on Monday morning only three people raised…

Missed Connections Near 02163
Bloggers, Humor, News, On Campus, Print Edition

Missed Connections Near 02163

I saw you in an Aldrich alcove (south side, bottom floor) drinking Peet’s Coffee at 5:30AM last Monday morning. Not many people are up that early. You must’ve been saving the spot for your discussion group. I knew you were a thoughtful soul. I popped by and asked if I could sit down. You said…

Welcome to My [Type One] Crib
Bloggers, Humor, On Campus, Print Edition

Welcome to My [Type One] Crib

At HBS, on-campus housing is split into two parties: The Dormers and the SFP/OWAers. Some say having an apartment on campus allows you to better extend an olive branch of friendship (or more than friendship) to your fellow classmates here at HBS. All the SFP/OWAers point to their real-world apartment amenities and smugly grin as…

Everything you need to know about RC Elections
Campus News, Non-Profit, On Campus

Everything you need to know about RC Elections

  The United States is preparing for a historical electoral process this November. The electoral fervor comes to HBS some weeks earlier as we prepare for elections for RC leadership roles. Each RC section will vote for its President, Senator, Educational Rep, Leadership & Values Rep, Student Association Rep, and 13 other positions that will…

8 Things I wish I’d Known Before my RC Year
Blogs, Campus News, On Campus

8 Things I wish I’d Known Before my RC Year

Remember: it’s a marathon, not a sprint If you imagine that life at HBS could be busy – you may well be underestimating how busy it can really be. Before you know it, you will be flooded with cases and endless opportunities to party, travel, meet great new people, pick up new skills, interview for…

To Buy or Not to Buy a Section Fleece
Bloggers, Humor, News, On Campus, Print Edition

To Buy or Not to Buy a Section Fleece

A month into your first year at HBS, you will receive a note from the Student Association in all caps, prompting you to “Order your section fleece today” followed by an endless stream of exclamation points. This email will use all available marketing tactics we have been so well-taught in the Required Curriculum to suck…

Revenge of the Nerds
Blogs, Campus News, Humor, On Campus

Revenge of the Nerds

So you think you’ve made it. You struggled and climbed your way to the top of your five year career, only to open a letter one day which reads… ‘It’s a YES!’ Life could not feel any better. You’re an adult, about to embark on a transformational journey with inspirational classmates who you just know…

HBS Women Lead in Closing the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap
Entrepreneurship, On Campus, Women

HBS Women Lead in Closing the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap

Last year Rent the Runway partnered with UBS to launch Project Entrepreneur (PE), an initiative to provide women access to the tools, training and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies. PE took shape as a multi-faceted national initiative that includes this robust digital hub, multi-city events, a venture competition, and a 5-week accelerator…

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