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Showdown at the OK Corral

OK overcame a slow start to beat a good NC team. NC jumped out to an early ten-point lead in the first ten minutes of the game. OK fought back in the last ten minutes of the period to cut the lead to just three (26-23) at the half. OK relied on a strong defense…

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Women Interested in Playing Soccer?

HBS has been invited to participate in the First Ever Annual Women’s Soccer Tournament at Tuck on April 27th and 28th. The Tournament will coincide with the Men’s Annual Tournament. They have also targeted Stanford and Yale who have already expressed interest. If you are interested please let Erin Thomas know by sending an email…

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This Week in Boston Sports

TuesdayFebruary 6, 2001Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins – 7:00 pm WednesdayFebruary 7, 2001Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics – 7:00 pm SaturdayFebruary 10, 2001Tampa Bay Lightening at Boston Bruins – 7:00 pm Ticket InformationBoston Celtics – (617) 931-2222 www.celtics.comBoston Bruins – (617) 931-2222 www.bostonbruins.comNew England Patriots – (617) 931-2222 www.ticketmaster.comBoston Red Sox – 617-482-4SOX www.redsox.comNew England…

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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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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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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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The Ethics of Rising Tuition

Last year, Pine Manor College, a small liberal arts college in Chestnut Hill, took an unusual step in reforming higher education in the United States. It decided to reduce its tuition by 34%. For a college with less than $22 million in total endowment, it was an extraordinary move. After years of colleges increasing tuition…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Welcome back, OH!

There have been a lot of life events to report since last semester. Andi Weil had her baby Sophia on December 25th. Andi has been sighted on campus with the new babe. You are incredible Andi! By the by, Kirsten St. Croix accurately predicted the delivery date at Andi’s baby shower-good job Kirsten! Lisa Spangenberg…

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WSA Conference

The Dynamic Women in Business Conference organized by the WSA (Women’s Student Association) was even more dynamic than anticipated! Completely sold out for the first time in history, the conference had over 900 people flooding the halls of Spangler on January 20th, 2001, with 300 more hopefuls on the waiting list! Students, faculty, Cambridge residents…

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Salomon CEO pulls a crowd

The resurgence in investment banking as a career path from HBS was evident as over a hundred students packed into Aldrich 209, where a standing room only crowd listened to Mr. Michael Carpenter, Chairman and CEO of Salomon Smith Barney and the Head of Citibank’s Global Relationship Bank. Mr. Carpenter, a 1973 graduate of HBS…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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