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EuroTrek Paris

For the first time, on January 9th and 10th 2001, EuroTrek crossed the channel between London and Paris. Registered participants were attracted by top speakers and the prospects of partying in “Gai Paris” before coming back to snowy New England… They were not to be disappointed. Among other top senior executives were the CEO of…

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Mike Meyer's Prophetic Stats for NI

What you probably already know…31% are former consultants24% are ex-bankers57% live on campus But did you know…o 37% will never have their name correctly pronounced by your profso 12% live in Peabody and will therefore suffer from clinical depressiono 98% will hate BGIE (except Seneca, who will dominate every discussion)o 3 will hook-up (most likely…

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Undefeated, Baby!!!

In its first outing of the season, the OF B-squad graciously accepted the forfeit victory from an overwhelmed NG squad that just couldn’t face up to starting off the new year against the crimson side. Someone in NG was rumored to have said, “I’ll take C&S, BGIE, Hell Week, and the rest, but facing those…

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Step-by-step guide to writing for Harbus Features:

All of us can, and should, write for The Harbus.Our Promise: We’ll print it, or give you a damn good reason why not1. Turn on computer2. Write article3. Spell check 4. Repeat step 35. Send to sjohnston@mba2002.hbs.edu6. Bask in new-found glory Technical bit: Articles should be less than 500 wds, interviews max 1000 wds. Pictures…

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Welcome to the Harbus Re-Launch!

The idea of the Re-Launch began with the online team. With its cleaner format, modern look and enhanced capabilities the new online edition is truly an outstanding product. Truth be told, the print edition began to look a little dated next to the new online edition, and so the editorial team quickly started planning their…

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How it Could Have Been: Cereal Killers

After wrapping up a fairly intense Fall Quarter, four hundred exhausted Kellogg students headed to Whistler, British Columbia for our annual school ski trip. The landscape at Whistler was a scenic as it is reputed to be, and the trip was truly memorable and about as debaucherous as might be expected. We all managed to…

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Team Grimace Eats up the Competition

Over 250 first-year students competed in the fun-filled Class of 2002 Color Squad Winter Games last Friday.The Purple Squad narrowly edged out Navy, thanks to a late push in the Tug-Of-War event. Grey, Gold, and Orange finished behind them.The event was designed to bring September and January students together across typical cohort boundaries.The entire Class…

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Roe v. 'W': A Primer

On the 28th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, President George W. Bush reinstated the global gag rule on abortion that was enacted during the Reagan administration and continued during George H. W. Bush’s watch. The gag-rule prohibits the allocation of federal funds to non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) outside the U.S. who perform or…

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Spangler Center dedicated

Under the glare of spotlights in the packed Main Lounge last Monday, HBS’s spanking new student center was dedicated to C.D. (“Dick”) Spangler, Jr. (MBA ’56) and his wife, Meredith Spangler. In a warm, efficient ceremony that was mostly solemn, but sometimes comical, the heads of the faculty and student body were joined by a…

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Tremont 647: boldly flavored American cuisine

Tremont 647 is a wonderful 70-seat restaurant located in trendy South Boston where boldly flavored American cuisine with inventive global influences is routinely served up. With a growing national reputation as one of the country’s most exciting young chefs, Andy Husband’s delicious dishes are ones you don’t want to miss out on. His commitment to…

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Calling on the warrior mentality

Debby Hopkins, EVP and CFO, of Lucent Technologies, was the first keynote speaker at the Women’s Student Association Conference on January 20, 2001. Debby Hopkins is known in the business world as “one of America’s top ten CFO’s.” She has risen to No. 2 on FORTUNE’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business…

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Star-Trekking Across the University

It seems that barely a long weekend passes without one of the clubs carting an Airbus load of classmates off to a distant land. As Citizens of the Global Village we barely pause for breath before jumping on the next plane Trekking out of town. Why do we do this? How did this TrekMania start,…

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Building a brand

Can a building represent a brand?Such was the question that launched renowned New York architect Robert A.M. Stern into a lively dissertation on the relationship between buildings and brands. As part of the Spangler Center’s dedication ceremony last Monday afternoon, Stern addressed a capacity crowd with a message as insightful as it was spirited. In…

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From the co-chairs' corner

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. So began our wonderful and hellish experience as Co-Chairs of the largest High Tech “Trek” sponsored by Harvard Business School. As the WesTrek 2001 Co-Chairs, Tina Hsiao (OD), Julia Davies (OH), and I were the CEOs of an organization that encompassed 7 cross-functional…

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Dynamic Women in Business International Posts Panel

It was indeed an impressive panel of dynamic women who participated in “The Risk and Reward of an International Post” panel at the 10th Annual WSA conference held on Saturday, January 20, 2001. The four top executives from institutions as diverse as Taco Bell International and Ford Motor Company entertained and educated conference panelists with…

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WesTrek 2001

During the first week of January, over 300 HBS students descended on Silicon Valley to hear speeches by tech industry executives, visit over 200 leading technology companies, listen to industry panel discussions and do significant damage to their livers. All of this was done as part of WesTrek 2001, HBS’ largest and oldest high-tech trek….

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Ellen Hancock shares career lessons from the top

As she briskly walked to the podium to address the 900 attendees of the HBS Women’s Conference last Saturday, Ellen Hancock appeared confident and tough. Yet one could tell from her first quote that this woman, now the Chairman and CEO of Exodus Communications, has had her share of challenges and earned her strips in…

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WesTrek evolving

Starting my journey of fifteen hours from Brussels to San Francisco on this cold morning of January 1st, tiredness and a slight drunkenness made me wonder if the trip was worth it. Trading a week of enjoyable vacation at home for six thousand miles of travel and twelve company visits suddenly sounded at best very…

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Recruiter Newsflash

Manufacturers Mitsubishi Motors Corp. shareholders Friday approved the appointment of a DaimlerChrysler AG executive to its No. 2 post and to a seat on its board. The appointment marks the latest step to rebuild consumer confidence shaken by an auto defects coverup at the Japanese auto maker.”We know we can manage this turnaround,” Rolf Eckrodt,…

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Star Trek: HBS visits Hollywood

January 7,Sunday (First Contact)Hollywood Trek started off Sunday morning with Pho Brunch, a high-tech mixer with some of L.A.’s media elite. Intrepid Trekkers Matthias Mahr ’02 and Jeff Chochinov ’02 hobnobbed with the media moguls of tomorrow while slurping on some delicious lemon-grass soup. Later that afternoon, the bulk of the Trekkers began to arrive…

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WSA media & entertainment panel a success

Once again this year, the Media and Entertainment Panel at the WSA Conference was a smashing success! The Aldrich room was packed to the hilt with people lining up in the back of the room and down the aisles to hear the panelists. Christina Mohr, Managing Director of the Media Group at Salomon Smith Barney…

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Hitting the road at WesTrek, literally

They said, “Go West!” And a large contingency of HBS students made the Trek. On Wednesday, January 3rd, Siebel rented out Fanny and Alexander’s for the entire group of budding entrepreneurs. As the night progressed, the attention of diehard football fans turned to the national championship game being played between Oklahoma and Florida State. As…

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Baker Library launches Women in Business website

Baker Library has just completed the first year of a project to identify the holdings on women’s history in its manuscript collections. According to Laura Linard, Director of Historical Collections at Baker Library, the project’s Web site, Unheard Voices: American Women in the Emerging Industrial and Business Age, www.library.hbs.edu/hc/unheard_voices, went online last week. Women’s history…

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The new age of D

Relaxed, worn out, or just incredibly tanned from our experiences over Winter Break, the House of D has returned to find the changes for the New Year are not reserved for the White House alone. This House has some significant changes of its own! First of all, several D’s have returned with new looks for…

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Mind your own business

Hey – you’re the career rep – stop reading this and help me find me a summer job. All right, as I feverishly work to field an intramural basketball team from my section, I have found that most people I ask would rather get another flu shot than join the team. I suspect one of…

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Section love NG

Just as the skies opened last Friday and many of you headed back to your rooms for a pre-TGIF snooze, a devoted G posse boarded a yellow school bus and headed outside the Cambridge/Allston limits for a trip to the Boston Beer Company in Jamaica Plain. With trip organizers Jen Vogt and Brian Minnehan leading…

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Runners' Calendar

February 1, 2001Logan Post 5.1KWest Somerville, MA USA 7:00PM Logan Post, 1194 Broadway 508-775-0143 BostonClyde@aol.comKhoury’s 4.13MEast Somerville, MA USA 7:15PM Khoury’s State Spa, 118 Broadway 617-598-1028 x1024ayem_srr@yahoo.com February 3, 2001Fresh Pond 5M/2.5MCambridge, MA USA 10:00AM Fresh Pond, Route 2 , 617-494-1633 northmedfordclub@aol.comCMS 52-Week 5K Series #5Worcester, MA USA 9:00AM Worcester State College, Chandler Street cmsrun@hotmail.comFudgcicle…

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The scoop from Aldrich 107

OUR LEAD ITEM: Sometimes I say to myself “Self, why don’t they warn you that after a winter vacation of sun and sloth, Section A returns to face unheard- of challenges: seat changes, new courses, subscriber-model valuations, Spangler TOM issues, negotiating with Section B, and the simple prospect of finding gainful summer employ.” But is…

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Searching the world over for my angel in black

Spending Christmas vacation skiing with my sister’s new in-laws in Switzerland sounded like a great idea, as I hadn’t skied in 12 years. And these were no ordinary in-laws; these were the extreme sportsman/lets-go-climb-some-ridge-that-has-never-been-skied-before types. I figured this activity would be the perfect mental and physical exercise for the upcoming EuroTrek. So I donned my…

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