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B’Well B’School
Club Corner, Health, News, On Campus, Partners at HBS

B’Well B’School

A group of health and wellness enthusiasts launch a brand new HBS student club Now more than ever, focusing on health and wellness has become a staple for staying sane in our new day-to-day.  As many elements of our lives continue to change, we have noticed a pull towards healthy living, whether through at-home workouts,…

Denial of Violence, and the Violence of Denial: Controlling the “Comfort Women” Narrative
Campus News, Commentary, Current Events

Denial of Violence, and the Violence of Denial: Controlling the “Comfort Women” Narrative

HLS professor’s recent article on “comfort women” is amidst controversy, for arguing that the girls and women forced into sexual slavery during Japanese wartime were contracted prostitutes. Five HBS students share their thoughts on the importance of acknowledging history and its necessity for progress in women’s and human rights. By Christa Choy, Contributor, Lesley Kim,…

Inspire to Rebuild
Club Corner, Student Club, Women, WSA

Inspire to Rebuild

Silvia Adam (MBA ’21) and Kristian Tran (MBA ’21) report on the celebration of 30 years of Women in Business Conference hosted by the WSA. On the 30th anniversary of the Women in Business Conference with the theme “Inspire to Rebuild,” we had a lot to celebrate: inspiring women that are role models even during…

Honoring Holocaust Survivors at HBS
Campus News, Featured, News

Honoring Holocaust Survivors at HBS

Samara Sone-Blank reports on the first time in recent memory when HBS commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that commemorates the genocide of Jewish people that took place at the hands of the German Nazis and their collaborators from 1939 to 1945. Although Jews were the major…

Tackling the Pipeline Problem
Commentary, Featured, Leadership

Tackling the Pipeline Problem

MBAs need to prepare to be held accountable for building a more diverse workforce. In June 2020, while addressing his company’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Charles Scharf, the otherwise highly regarded CEO of Wells Fargo who was charged with turning around the bank after the scandals and missteps of his predecessors, asserted,…

How Star Women Succeed
Featured, Features, Leadership, Women

How Star Women Succeed

Noelia Lombardo Gava (MBA ’22) reports on the EC seminar that focuses on career challenges and opportunities of female protagonists. As we dive into the third edition of this section, it is important to reflect on the amount of single stories we have about female leadership. Single stories told by women all over the world…

Practicing Leadership in Corporate Accountability
Campus News, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition

Practicing Leadership in Corporate Accountability

During RC year, I often wondered why in-class conversations about ethical leadership were so divorced from the rest of the HBS curriculum. Case method discussions, cropped to fit narrow topics to build a foundation of specific technical competencies, are an excellent pedagogical means for most RC topics. Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA), in my opinion,…

Social Enterprise Initiative Launches New Program to Combat Climate Change and Save Weekend Ski Trips
April 1st, April Fools, Humor, Print Edition

Social Enterprise Initiative Launches New Program to Combat Climate Change and Save Weekend Ski Trips

Cumnock Hall – Broken bones, bruised brains, and battered hearts – these are the injuries that have plagued the skiing and snowboarding population at HBS this year. Despite the usual hype and anticipation, record low snowfalls during peak season – especially during the official ski trip weekend – resulted in frustration, scratched equipment, and cringeworthy…

Media Entrepreneurship In A Time Of Polarization
Blogs, Current Events, Entrepreneurship, HomePost, Opinion, Print Edition

Media Entrepreneurship In A Time Of Polarization

People at HBS have always tended to be politically and socially active. Many students speak about a desire to work in the public sector after a successful business career. Others hope to promote change from a position of corporate influence. However, during the 2016 election cycle, the social and political problems in our country began…

Remembering Julio J. Rotemberg
Print Edition

Remembering Julio J. Rotemberg

Julio J. Rotemberg, the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School for two decades and a pioneering and influential economist who developed an econometric approach to modeling the macro economy, died of cancer on April 2 at his home in Newton, Mass. He was 63 years old. Rotemberg’s research, published in more…

Advice from faculty to outgoing ECs
Alumni, Campus News, Print Edition

Advice from faculty to outgoing ECs

Stay in touch with one (or more) of your faculty members; these oftentimes become amazing points of connection — in both directions — over the long term and a great way to stay engaged with HBS. Dean Nohria Think about what is important to you and to those whom you care about. Use that input to…

Why on Earth Would You Wrestle Crocodiles?
Blogs, Print Edition

Why on Earth Would You Wrestle Crocodiles?

I used to wrestle crocodiles. Yes, crocodiles – giant, apex predators that haven’t changed much since the Cretaceous Period. When this factoid from my past comes up in casual conversation in coffee chats or pre-games, I’m usually met with contorted expressions of horror or shock. One classmate, who stumbled upon my blog about my work…

Admitted Students Welcome Review
Admissions Advice, Campus News, Humor, Print Edition

Admitted Students Welcome Review

It’s the final furlong of the recruitment calendar, but how does the HBS Admitted Student Welcome fare for the Class of 2019  No one told me that my first intellectual challenge at Harvard Business School would be picking the “theme tune which best describes my life” over an ice-breaking lunch with my fellow admits. Panic. What answer would make me sound sufficiently fun,…

ASIA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017
Campus News, Club Corner, Print Edition, Student Club

ASIA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017

On Saturday March 4, 2017, nearly 500 students, scholars, professionals and executives continued a longstanding tradition by congregating at the Harvard Business School campus to attend the 26th Annual Asia Business Conference at Harvard University. This year’s conference, entitled “Asia in a Changing World”, focused on the role of Asia as the fastest growing region…

HBS students collaborate with ABCDC to increase home ownership around campus
Industry Insights, Outside the Bubble, Print Edition

HBS students collaborate with ABCDC to increase home ownership around campus

Buying a house in a “hot” market can be a daunting task. When a property becomes available in highly competitive locations, financial buyers usually get it before prospective owner-occupants. Investors can almost instantly secure financing and make a purchase, leaving individuals with no real chance of home ownership in the area. This results in neighborhoods…

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