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Reshaping Business Education at HBS

We are thrilled to publish a discussion we had with Dean Nitin Nohria and Professor Youngme Moon regarding upcoming changes in the HBS MBA curriculum. The Highlights On Wednesday, January 19th the HBS faculty voted on replica watches uk, and passed with enthusiasm, two motions that will affect the MBA curriculum beginning next Fall. 1.      …

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Sitting Down with Jay Light

He’s one of the first people to speak to us on Orientation Day and one of the last we’ll hear from before graduating. Dean Jay Light has an overarching impact on all of our lives here at Harvard Business School, and he is energetic, excited for the future and a refreshingly candid interviewee. He sat…

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Volunteer Consulting Organization – A Different Kind of Club

The Volunteer Consulting Organization (VCO) is unique among what seems like millions of student clubs at HBS. The reason: it makes a significant impact on people outside of HBS. VCO attracts students that are interested in volunteerism as well as many interested in consulting, and a wide variety of non-profit organizations hosted VCO projects last…

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Message from the Dean

Welcome, and welcome back, to Harvard Business School. It’s an exciting time to be here; 2008 has marked the one hundredth anniversary of the School’s founding, and we have been using the occasion as an opportunity to engage the community in a dialogue around who we are, what we do, and how we should be…

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My Summer With Another Inconvenient Truth

Thirty-three percent of all homeless males in America are military veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that more than 275,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and that more than 500,000 experience homelessness over the course of a year. I spent my summer with these homeless veterans, serving as a teacher,…

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RCs Plant a Learning SEED at Local Non-Profit

Early Saturday morning, April 22, RCs from Sections A and B visited the Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy at MIT. Jermaine Warren (NB), Bianca Tabourn (NB), Scott Jacobs (NB), Tom Replogle (NB), Jaison Battle (NA) and Jonathan Wilkins (NA) led 35 high school students in an interactive learning session. Students were given a…

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Relationships Have Ups, Downs for RC's

At times the journey at HBS proves difficult for those with or without relationships outside of the classroom. The rigorous curriculum and social schedule make for a tough balancing act for those with partners, yet can prove to fruitful for those looking for love within the halls of HBS (and even outside). The Harbus asked…

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How Much Difference

It is a phenomenon that, by now, should be well known. Still early in the reading, your eyes complete the last words on Page One of whatever case the evening brings. You have become acquainted with what the protagonist had for breakfast (a bagel with jam and peanut butter), know whether or not she is…

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Shades of Gray

I am so relieved our Negotiations course is over. What a painful learning experience. I’ve never been in a situation that so clearly exposed differences in ethical standards. At the least, the class laid bare the differences in people’s standards about lying. Early in the course, the faculty acknowledged that ethical differences would emerge and…

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Academics, Grading & Exam

During orientation, I asked second years for advice on life at HBS. “Enjoy your time and don’t stress too much” was the answer I heard most often. This article is intended to help you do just that by explaining a few of the intricacies of academic life at HBS. While the academic environment is certainly…

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The Importance of National Coming Out Day

October 11th marks National Coming Out Day. Organized by the Human Rights Campaign, the day encourages gay men, lesbians and bisexuals to be honest about their sexual orientation with their family, friends, and others important to them. As someone who is already out to my close friends, section-mates, and others in my everyday life, it…

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The Career Teams Experiment – The Results Are In!!

“What should I do when I grow up?”… Two Harvard MBA students took a question that has forever confounded humanity and designed an experiment… Exactly a year ago, in an effort to escape the maddening lunch crowds at Spangler, we sought refuge at the Shad Caf‚. The immediate objective was to have veggie wraps and…

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Dear MBA Program Students

Dear MBA Program Students, As this academic year enters its final weeks, I want to inform you ofa change in the number and size of first-year sections planned fornext year. As some of you might already know, after much carefulstudy and deliberation, the faculty has decided to divide the MBAClass of 2004 and subsequent classes…

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Editorial

Continued problems with HBS e-mail servers spark widespread, justifiable dismay Once again, an I.T. snafu. The e-mail server outages over March 8 – 20 have left a bitter taste in students’ mouths, prompting such reactions as: “it’s embarrassing,” “inexcusable,” “an outrage,” and “aren’t we at least entitled to an apology?” While we never smile or…

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HBS Difference?

All of us are now seasoned HBS vets. Seems that we tend to take HBS blessings for granted, and that the initial excitement left room for a more complacent attitude. That’s probably why sharing perspectives with future students during the last Admit Weekend was such a refreshing experience. It reminded me of those times of…

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Reading, Writing, and Return

Everyone seems to agree that the public education system in the U.S. is deficient in many ways. The U.S. Supreme Court is now hearing arguments about school vouchers’ applicability to religious schools in Cleveland. This week’s Economist runs the school voucher debate as its cover story. Last weekend’s AASU conference featured a lively and at…

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Career Questions: Q&MBA

Q: What courses beyond the core curriculum add value to an MBA career? A: Is everything in life a battle between breadth and depth, or does it just feel that way? Most MBA students expect to emerge from B-school well-versed in their field of concentration, but academic deans and recent business school graduates alike agree…

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Spangler Food Court Crowds Continue

As a morning of LVDM and Creating Modern Capitalism courses wound down in Aldrich Monday, HBS Director of Administrative Services Robert Breslow stood in the rotunda outside the Spangler Food Court and checked the walkie-talkie he carried one last time. The radios, which linked Breslow to a half-dozen other HBS staffers and representatives of cafeteria…

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Class Day Speakers Remember HBS Learning

Memories of life at HBS for the last two years and especially the classroom environment fostered by the school’s teaching philosophy were the hot topics among student speakers at this year’s HBS Class Day Wednesday. In the featured student address, Daniel Senor, OB, stressed the HBS’ teaching model’s heavy emphasis on peer learning, citing poet…

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Class Day Speakers Remember HBS Learning

Memories of life at HBS for the last two years and especially the classroom environment fostered by the school’s teaching philosophy were the hot topics among student speakers at this year’s HBS Class Day Tuesday. In the featured student address, Daniel Senor, OB, stressed the HBS’ teaching model’s heavy emphasis on peer learning, citing poet…

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'03 Behemoth Bears Down on HBS

HBS admissions officials are still putting the final touches on the Class of 2003-the final round of admissions acceptance letters was mailed earlier this month-but administrators are already bracing for its arrival, which they expect to be the largest one-time influx of new MBA students in school history.With the end of the two-cohort system, the…

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Administration: Stay the Course

HBS administrators say they have largely been able to stick to their plan of preparing for the single-cohort Class of 2003 by drawing heavily on lessons learned prior to the introduction of the two-cohort system six years ago. While the Crimson Greetings simulation posed some of the greatest practical problems, (click here for related article)…

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