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On Campus

In Support of a BGIE Final Paper

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I promise I’m not writing this simply because my BGIE exam remains one of the major disappointments of my test-taking life (sorry, Sophus). No, I’m writing this because, with drop/add upon us, I’m reminded of one of the great uncertainties I felt during course selection in May. This uncertainty…

On Campus

The 60-hour Shopping Spree

“This is exhausting.”  “I’m so confused. I don’t know what’s going on.” “This is awful.  I feel miserable.” No, these students are not describing the management consulting interview process, nor are they lamenting multiple three-case days in a row http://www.replicaforbest.co.uk/replica-breitling-watches-sale-for-uk.html.  Though problematic in their own right, they do not compare to what should be one…

Humor

Advice and Goodbyes

Last week, struggling through a painful day because I attended Brown Sugar (no – not my skin tone, but the party AASU and SABA throw each semester – it would be pretty weird and somewhat intriguing if I attended my skin tone, but that’s not the point), I realized something: I only have two columns…

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Insider’s Perspective – Italy

Imagine flying from the solemn sharp Alps covered by snow to the southern calm crystalline sea, passing through a colorful lakes region. Hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, cities that are masterpieces of architecture, lively villages, churches, and squares. In Italy, whether you’re in a big city or in a small medieval town, you…

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Is Green REALLY the new Crimson?

Ever since I arrived as a RC last year I was bombarded with Green initiatives – work for HBS Green Living, become a Green Rep and posters of “Green is the new Crimson”. “Great!” I thought, “after living in Atlanta for seven years where there is no separate container for recyclables, finally a place where…

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MBA Technology Improvements

The article shares with MBA students the new technology enhancements put in place at the beginning of the semester. These enhancements include the automatic display of classes and required events on Outlook calendar, the availability of a mobile phone version of class cards, and an increase in email storage quota. This semester, MBA IT welcomed…

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FLAG FOOTBALL: All Pain, No Gain?

RC students are being injured at ridiculous rates, missing classes, having surgeries, and all in the pursuit of section glory. Is it worth the price? No doubt you’ve seen them around campus-the walking (or limping) wounded. Casts. Splints. Crutches. Nose bandages. Neck braces. What happened? Then there are the effects of these maladies-missed classes, health…

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Leadership is Service

Students come to Harvard Business School with aspirations to be great leaders, but how well do we actually understand the people we are being trained to serve? Whether it is serving the base of the pyramid, the person next door, a customer, or a shareholder, every business and organization has the underlying objective of service….

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Where the HBS Learning Model Falls Short

HBS has been a phenomenal experience and like many of you, I have learned a tremendous amount, despite many warnings to the contrary (from both alums as well as non-alums). Yet, despite my respect and admiration for the HBS learning model, there are several areas in the model that have come to disappoint me. As…

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Long on Talk, Short on Solutions

There is a new RC course this year called Learning at HBS. The course fosters class discussion about section norms and has even flirted with developing students’ awareness of diversity-related issues. While many RC students see value in the course, many are also frustrated with the lack of concrete solutions developed in the classroom. RC…

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The Agony of Choice

If you have just arrived at this hallowed establishment, bright-eyed and eager, you may be thinking the hard part is over – writing those essays, studying for the GMAT etc. But no, the toughest challenge lies ahead. But not yet, you will have to wait nearly a year. Then you too will experience the joys…

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Transform This

Yes, HBS has also provided us with an environment in which to learn, network, and make new friends. And yes, we’ll all probably get a good job after school. But couldn’t we have done all of this without HBS? We say that we can change the world. We can’t. We say that we’ll be the…

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Students Meet with Pratham to Discuss Education in India

The International Business & Development Club hosted a discussion with Pratham, an organization that aims to wipe out illiteracy in India. Forty students engaged in an interactive dialogue with Mr. Vikas Taneja who described himself as “a BCG partner by day, the head of Pratham’s Boston Chapter by night”. About one hundred students who attended…

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The Agony of Choice

If you have just arrived at this hallowed establishment, bright-eyed and eager, you may be thinking the hard part is over – writing those essays, studying for the GMAT etc. But no, the toughest challenge lies ahead. But not yet, you will have to wait nearly a year. Then you too will experience the joys…

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A Day in the Life of an RC, A Day in the Life of an EC

“I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade.”-The Beatles 7:00 AMRC: The alarm clock rings. A small desire to push snooze button is denied by the sheer will to study. Teeth brushed and flossed, cases neatly pressed. It’s go time. Look out, HBS! EC: As the drool pool…

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50 Things I learnt during Hell Week

1. The fact that only 30-50% of people get a job during hell week is a great excuse to spend it on a beach in Miami.2. Flights to Miami get very expensive if you don’t get around to booking until the last minute.3. You can’t cancel interviews that you randomly signed up to on the…

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Section G Funds Construction of School in Nepal

Between the cases, classes, and caffeine infusions of the first semester, new Section G pulled together $11,770 for the construction of a new primary school in Nepal through the American non-profit organization Room to Read (RtR). The school, completion of which will coincide with NG’s graduation from HBS, will consist of three to eight classrooms…

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The Download – Networking 101

Sure, you have survived your first few weeks of classes. By now, you might have managed to memorize the names of most of your sectionmates. But how will you keep track of the additional 1000 other great contacts that you will potentially encounter during your two year stint at HBS? This week’s technology column is…

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What's What – The Insider Guide for RCs

RC Students,Orientation is over and you’re vaguely finding your way around campus. But the first week of classes isn’t exactly a cake walk. The Harbus staff knows from experience that Cambridge isn’t the easiest city for newcomers to navigate. So we want to help start your year off on a good note. In this special…

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Wine & Cuisine Society: What does your $100 get you?

Annual membership fee – $100. Eight glasses of Opus One — $15. Cheese and crackers – complimentary. Getting to meet the man behind the magic – included.Enjoying great company that just gets better as the glasses go on – priceless. With 350 members, the Wine & Cuisine Society is the only club permitted to serve…

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Tutoring at Gardner Gives HBSers a Chance to Connect with Kids

Every Tuesday afternoon, a group of 30 HBS people (partners, ECs and RCs) trek over to Gardner Extended Services School in Allston for the opportunity to tutor and mentor a group of 1st-5th grade students. The Gardner School program services mostly lower-income students (80% meet the federal poverty guidelines to participate in the Free or…

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Section Presidents Voice Opinion on Grade Disclosure to HBS Administration

November 30, 2005 To: Harvard Business School AdministrationFrom: Section Presidents from the Classes of 2006 and 2007 Re: Grade Disclosure Dear HBS Administration: Over the past several weeks, the MBA student body has become aware of the Administration’s review and potential adjustment of the current grade non-disclosure policy at HBS. Needless to say, this is…

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Negotiating to Win: FBI Crisis Negotiator Shares Insights

Picture this. You stroll into Aldrich 8 on a Monday afternoon and squeeze yourself into a seat along with more than 100 other students who have crammed themselves into every square inch of space in the classroom. You settle in, lean back and relax, grateful that classes are over replica breitling, and then……you get cold…

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Hallowed Halls of HBS

Campus is so hectic at times during the fall that it seems that even the most remote of corridors at HBS don’t get a rest from the hustle and bustle of students making their way to and from classes.Here, this hallway in Spangler gets an early morning breather from the heavy foot-traffic destined to re-emerge…

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RC's Take Campus by Storm

The HBS Class of 2007 formally started classes this past week, but students had been on campus beforehand to fulfill prematriculation requirements, and for some, to participate in the HBS Analytics program. One of the more memorable events during the RC Orientation period was the HBS Games. Here, the one of the teams participating in…

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EC's: This is Our Year

Class of ’06, let me be the first to say ‘welcome back’ on behalf of the Harbus editorial staff. Being away from campus and away from the Boston area made me miss all the things that really make this place special…like granola parfaits and a well-staffed army of round-the-clock campus groundskeepers. But honestly, it is…

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EC Course Selection Starts Soon

Congratulations RC’s? Your wish is about to be granted. Since that long ago day in August when you were assigned a seat in an assigned classroom where you would sit for all your assigned class, you have craved one thing… Freedom of Choice! The freedom to choose a seat outside of the Worm Deck and…

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