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Ready, Set, Go:

On Wednesday, June 9th, one day before Graduation, the entire Class of 2004 will assemble for a period of collective reflection on their HBS experience. The ceremony will involve a formal presentation of this year’s faculty awards followed by speeches from our guest speaker and elected student speaker. The SA Class Day Committee has announced…

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The Sport Where Section J Conquered the World: Boat Racing

By Upon entering HBS, every student had a nervous anticipation about how they would measure up to the competition at this school. On a Friday afternoon in early September, the biggest fears of the new members of Section J were realized. When Old J completely crushed us in our first boat race we didn’t think…

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The Infantile Pleasure of Mini-Golf

On our recent Spring Break, your Sports Editors and four other RCs traveled to Florida for some good times in the sun. On three of the days, however, serious cloud cover and strong winds removed the possibility of beach activities. We filled two of these days by visits to the cinema etc, but on the…

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Entrepreneurial Idol: Battle of the Business Plans

This year’s Entrepreneurial Idol: Battle of the Business Plans contest put the spotlight on the hottest entrepreneurial ideas and the entrepreneurs behind them during the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference at Harvard Business School. Participants included entrepreneurs from all over the United States; MBA students from HBS, MIT, Wharton, Columbia and Stanford; graduate students from other…

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Harvard Team Wins $10,000 Prize in National Urban Design Competition

A team of students from HBS and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) recently competed in the 2nd annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The event was held over the past two months, and finalists presented on March 29 in Pittsburgh, PA. The ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban…

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HBS Competes at International MBA Golf Challenge

Last weekend five HBS students escaped Boston’s version of spring for a little sun, fun and golf in Barcelona, Spain. Intense competition, not relaxation, was the goal as Anthony Fernandez (OG), David Fiorentino (OH), Gog Boonswang (OA), Justin Crandall (NA) and Luis Graziani (OC) joined 16 other MBA students in representing the United States versus…

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HBS Tennis is Best of B-Schools at Wharton Tournament

On Saturday, March 27th, the HBS Tennis Team traveled to Philadelphia to play in Wharton’s Inter-MBA Tennis Tournament. The eight team competition featured three teams from Wharton, and teams from Columbia, Darden, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and our own HBS team. Each team had to have six players, including one female. The HBS team featured six…

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HBS Wins 4th Annual Rice University Marketing Case Competition:

An HBS team consisting of Chris Pan (OC), Colin Brady (OE), Cara Critzer (NE) and Mike Kernish (ND) was the 1st place winner at the recently held 4th Annual Rice University Marketing Case Competition. This makes it the fourth straight win in marketing case competitions where HBS has entered a team. The previous three wins…

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HBS Wins Third "Most Innovative Team" in the World

An EC team recently flew the HBS flag high by achieving the third “Most Innovative Team in the World” award at the Thunderbird Innovation Challenge, held on November 20-22 at the Thunderbird campus. The team – all section-mates from OG – was comprised of Kevin Barhydt, Sam Clemens, Guillermo Silberman, Dan Stone, and David Tom….

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Conversation Non-Starters

I wouldn’t have thought this was necessary, but given the conversations I’ve been forced to endure over the last week, I’ve decided “That Guy” must once again boldly mix sports metaphors and step up to the plate to tackle an important issue: inane HBS conversation topics. Regardless of what you may think, all conversation topics…

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HBS Places 3rd in National Real Estate Finance Challenge

A team of HBS students recently competed in the 2nd annual Real Estate Finance Challenge put on by the University of Texas at Austin’s McComb’s School of Business. The event was held on October 30-31 in Austin. Touted as the largest graduate real estate finance case competition in the country, 12 of the top business…

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Bob-a-Palooza Heats Up

Editors Note: Kevin and Casey, with obviously far too much time on their hands, regale us again in part two of their continuing, er, blow by blow of the reality show, “The Bachelor.” Much to our surprise, we’re back for week two. We must admit, we were a little concerned that we wouldn’t be invited…

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Publishing Your First Book

Last year, Omari Bouknight (OA), a classmate and friend of mine, took upon an exhilarating journey of publishing his first book. He and Scott Shrum, who some of you might have met during the first admit weekend in 2002 and who eventually ended up going to Kellogg, had decided to write a book on the…

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Section OH: Year in Review

Sitting in the Capstone Class back in Aldrich 9 brings back a lot of memories. I didn’t think I’d get emotional at all, because it hasn’t hit me that HBS will soon be over. But seeing R.J. Sheedy sitting next to my first semester seat reminded me of my first day of Section H. I…

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HBS Team Selected as a Finalist in the Nation's Largest Start-Up Competition for University Entrepreneurs

Granular Ink team, which includes two HBS students, has been selected as one of the finalists in the Carrot Capital Business Plan Challenge, a nationwide business plan competition geared towards helping university entrepreneurs get their businesses funded. Granular Ink will compete against 19 other teams from many of the leading schools across the country that…

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Pressure, Signing Autographs and Mac

As summer arrives – everywhere but Boston – it’s time to dust off the racket and tune up the chip and charge. Harbus spoke to Gog Boonswang (NA), an ex-tennis pro, about life on the tour, McEnroe, Connors and the battle of the sexes. Harbus: What’s it like to be a pro-tennis player?Gog Boonswang: The…

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Lady Blades Defeat Mothers on Edge

In a demonstration of the Lady Blades’ vast improvement this season, the team returned to the ice Sunday night to defeat MOE (Mothers on Edge). Despite the absence of some star players, the Blades pulled out a 3-2 victory late in the third period. Jen Daily (NF) set the tone for the game with a…

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Burrito-Fueled Heller Saves the Day

Following a three week layoff from competition, the HBS Blades returned to action on Sunday night to face an unknown team from NESL (New England School of Law). In spite of a depleted roster, including the absence of three of the team’s top scorers, the Blades managed to pull out a 7-5 victory. Ken Grahame…

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HBS Wins Silver at Winter Carnival

The weekend of 21-23 February marked the 18th Tuck Winter Carnival, hosted by the Amos Tuck School of Business. The carnival consisted of two key events, a skiing competition and a boat race event, appropriately surrounded by enough eating, drinking and partying activities to keep everybody happy. Given the sociable, as well as competitive atmosphere,…

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HBS and Cambridge Ridge and Latin School Junior Achievement Teams reach Semi-Finals

During the Fall semester, HBS volunteers and the freshman students from Cambridge Ridge and Latin School (CRLS) worked together to compete in the state wide Junior Achievement (JA) Titan competition. The culmination of everyone’s hard work was 14 CRLS teams reaching the semi-finals in December. Started in the spring of 2002, the partnership between HBS…

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HBS Ski Team Heads to Hanover

On Tuesday, February 11, HBS students took to the slopes of Ski Ward to try out for the HBS ski team. In the end, 12 racers were selected: Will Azeff (OK), Carlos Mier-Y-Teran (OJ), Dave Robinson (NJ), Peter Velikin (OD), Nicola Longfield (OE), Morgan McKenney (OC), Jay Yook (NB), Mikkel Bulow-Lehnsby (OC), Jim Verbeeteen (NB),…

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HBS wins two marketing case competitions in one week!

On Sunday, January 26, Lyn Baranowski (OG), Edrienne Brandon (OB), and Wesley Brandon (OF) won first place at the 3rd Annual MBA Marketing Case Competition held at Rice University in Houston, TX. The competition (which started on Friday the 24th) featured a HBS Marketing case on Centra Software, and the competition was sponsored by Pennzoil,…

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Hell Week Redefined

This last week has been hell in a number of different ways. The first-years had their interviews for internships, the war in the Middle East loomed ever closer and seven very intelligent, amazingly accomplished people lost their lives in space. On this basis, the mood of despondency on campus is understandable. One person summed it…

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Beyond the Glory:

Every single day of my life, I’ve envisioned myself either shooting a jumper in the NBA, catching a pass in the NFL or fielding a ball in the Major Leagues. Unfortunately, I usually realize quite quickly that my fellow “teammates” aren’t really there or that I probably look like an idiot running around the company…

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The Athlete and the Scholar: The Parable of Terrell

Dear Terrell Owens: I idolize you as my favorite human being. Each week, I lay on my couch in the same spot, waiting for your appearance in a National Football League game. You are a genius for what you did on Monday Night a few weeks ago. It was awesome to see how after you…

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A.T. Kearney's "Global Prize"

First-year MBA students at HBS looking for an interactive learning experience that demonstrates what it takes to be a management consultant can enter The Global Prize, a business case contest sponsored by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and the HBS Management Consulting Club. The Global Prize is a team competition in two stages. In…

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HBS JA Titan Seeks Classroom Mentors

This fall every Monday and Thursday afternoons, a team of HBS students will walk over to the Cambridge Rindge Latin High School (“CRLS”) to teach business classes through the JA Titan Program. JA Titan is a web-based business simulation program that positions a team of CRLS students as a manufacturing company CEO. The CEO, under…

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Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

Harvard Business School continues its long-standing tradition of Intramural Sports this fall with the kickoff of football and soccer leagues. Only a few days after RC’s have begun settling into their newly formed sections, they must prepare to challenge other RC sections and the seasoned EC veterans in the arena of sport. Section competition will…

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