On March 2, it was discovered that 119 applicants to HBS had inappropriately accessed a web site containing confidential admissions decision information. The students gained access by following a detailed set of hacking instructions made available in a Business Week Online chat room. Dean Kim B. Clark pledged to reject theses applicants, calling the prospective… Continue reading HBS Administration Rejects Nosy Applicants
Dean Kim B. Clark presided over ceremonies on campus today celebrating Gayle and Robert F. Greenhill (HBS ’62) Class of 1962) and their family, who established a $15 million endowment last June supporting the School’s extensive global research efforts. In recognition of the familt’s extraordinary generosity, Dean Clark officially renamed Humphrey House. A 1966 building,… Continue reading Harvard Business School Dedicates Greenhill House
The year 2004 is like any other year. The sun continues to rise in the East. And it continues to set in the West. Politicians continue to indulge in their favorite extra-curricular sport of mudslinging. The Boston Red Sox continue to have their games come with the warning that is generally hung on Disneyland rollercoasters,… Continue reading Welcome Class of 2006!
They say that the long and winding road leads to your door, but it is time that we open that door and look outside into the twinkling horizon of opportunity, and then take jobs. As we reach the end of our journey, it is fitting that we should take a moment and reflect on the… Continue reading The Long And Winding Road
Amateur and Drama. Two words that upon leaving University I never hoped to hear in the same sentence again. You see for some the word amateur conjures up images of sacrifice, of dedication, of the pursuit of perfection, of someone doing something for the sheer love of the activity, irrespective of monetary reward. But for… Continue reading Terms of Endowment:
Students, administrators, and members of the Baker Library construction team gathered last Thursday for the Baker Library/Academic Center (BL/AC)Topping Off Ceremony. A cherished tradition in building projects, the Topping Off Ceremony celebrates the completion of a building’s steel skeleton. The ceremony occurs before the uppermost steel member is put into place, marking that the structure… Continue reading Last Steel Beam Tops Baker Library
(Spangler) As the February 20th new club deadline approaches, Dean Clark held a press conference yesterday imploring the students to “please miss the gosh darn deadline.” “No fewer than seven clubs were started last semester,” Clark said as he prepared to hit up an Exec Ed student for a donation. “We now have more than… Continue reading As Feb. 20th New Club Deadline Approaches; Dean Begs Students "For the Love of God, Please Miss the Deadline"
“Who are the Mormons?” you might ask. Many people first think of the Mormon faith as a sheltered religion tucked away in the Rocky Mountains of Utah. Actually, there are more than 12 million members worldwide and more than 50% live outside the United States. You have probably met some of the Mormon HBS students… Continue reading Who are the Mormons?
Last week, Dean Clark hosted the first in a series of open forums each year where students and faculty are welcome to come and ask questions about the school and the HBS community. And ask they did. A small but lively group showed up to chat with the Dean about everything from changes in the… Continue reading Up Close with Dean Clark
The first annual Student vs. Faculty Ryder Cup match was the brainchild of quirky and oh-so conspicuous Gaurav Misra (NB). The event promised to result in a good time, friendly competition, and enduring memories…and didn’t disappoint! On Friday, April 18th, six groupings of golfers met at Blackstone Golf Course to decide who would take home… Continue reading Students Defeat Faculty in HBS Ryder Cup
On Wednesday, April 2, in a sparsely filled Spangler Auditorium where administrators nearly outnumbered students, Dean Clark fielded questions from students on topics including the involvement of human resource management in the current curriculum, the school’s perspective on spurring on opportunities in the non-profit sector, the role of HBS in shaping versus reacting to changes… Continue reading Dean Clark Responds to Student Concerns
Dear Harvard Business School Community, We have received a flood of inquiries about the new Severe Acute Show Syndrome (SASS) that is affecting scores of people within the HBS community. CDC and WHO have updated their recommendations regarding the outbreak of SASS, and suggest you look for the following symptoms amongst your fellow students:o Whispering… Continue reading Open Letter Regarding SASS
Last Wednesday February 26th, Dean Kim Clark tackled a seemingly ubiquitous and pervasive business crisis in a presentation before the National Press Club in Washington D.C. titled “Corporate Scandals.” Is it a problem of bad apples, or is it the barrel?, Dean Clark explained that it is a mixture of the structure as well as… Continue reading Kim Clark Speaks at the National Press Club
Jeff Bezos has seen your behind. Then again, so have Tim Draper and Lou Gerstner, although Dean Clark has not. How is this possible you ask? Well, it all relates to a little place I like to call “Burden Auditorium – Cavern of Bad Manners.” You see, in most of the speeches I’ve been to… Continue reading Burden Auditorium
The November 21 issue of Business Week Online quoted Dean Kim Clark as saying that he would be “pleased to see more of our women choosing to raise families” and that an HBS education could be helpful for women when they do “things related to their children” such as “leading a school or community council.”… Continue reading Is Dean Clark Insensitive to Women's Issues at HBS or Were We Too Quick to Judge?
I would like to share with you my admiration for someone who, in my mind, best exemplifies the values that are dear to our community. This person is Nick Will (OI), who recently resigned as Editor in Chief of the Harbus. HBS Community Standards remind us that we all should value “trust and mutual respect,… Continue reading Viewpoints: "MoronGate"
In his introduction of Dick Spangler, the Chairperson of The Campaign for Harvard Business School, Dean Kim Clark at the podium in the middle of the full basketball arena in Shad Hall, flanked with stadium screens projecting his live image, made light of his own fundraising skills. He told of the conception of Spangler Hall,… Continue reading Capital Campaign Banquet Dinner
After enduring weeks of anticipation, leaving old jobs and friends, completing multiple Accounting and Finance CD’s, and finally enjoying a week of parties (and, oh yeah, registration), the Class of 2004 has arrived. Our Orientation Week concluded last Friday with speeches by Dean Kim Clark and Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. It was awe-inspiring… Continue reading Post-Orientation: The Time is Now
1. Which of the following really exists? A. Baker LibraryB. Professor Michael PorterC. Gainful employmentD. Santa ClausE. Tooth fairy 2. What is the name of the new building on campus? A. St. Mary’s Hall of the Immaculate LandscapingB. Baker LibraryC. Case Protagonist Webcasting Center (CPWC)D. Hawes HallE. I don’t know, but the brick doesn’t match… Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know HBS?
“What are you doing next year?” “Do you have a job yet?” “Where are you going to live?” Are you as tired of these questions as I am? Well, try this one on for size: “What do you plan to do with your one wild, and precious life?”This behemoth question, which comes from the last… Continue reading The Portrait Project:
April 22 – Dean Kim Clark held an open forum last week, giving current MBA students a chance to ask a variety of questions on the current state of, and future developments in the School’s MBA program. When asked to comment on the likely major changes in the MBA experience at HBS over the next… Continue reading Dean Clark Addresses Open Forum
Initiative on Social Enterprise, Dean’s Office undermine credibility with sudden announcement of fellowship cuts Several RC students were thrown into panic last Friday, April 12, when they received a memo from the Initiative on Social Enterprise (ISE) that began with, “Congratulations!” Applicants for the second round of Social Enterprise summer fellowships were informed that their… Continue reading Editorial
Last Thursday, the HBS Initiative on Social Enterprise (ISE) retracted an earlier announcement that this year’s Social Enterprise Summer Fellowships would be funded at a level significantly lower than previously expected. The summer fellowship program, which has been running at HBS since 1982, provides financial support to current MBA students who choose to work in… Continue reading Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Recipients to Get "Close to" Fully Funded Amounts
Few people at HBS may know that nearly 35% of HBS students are international, one of the highest ratios among leading business schools. HBS students are drawn from over 60 different countries, and they speak over 70 languages. To celebrate the incredible cultural diversity on campus, the section International Representatives, the regional clubs, and the… Continue reading First International Week at HBS
Don’t be cynical. Invest in people. Those are probably the only things I remember from Dean Clark’s introductory speech, back in September. My problem now is that I’m starting to become cynical about this whole people investment thing.To me, investing in people can be understood in two different ways. The first one, the one I… Continue reading The Net Worth of Your Network
John Kelleher described Holidazzle best when he said, “Being with the section was like going to a big family reunion, and then joining the rest of the school was like going to a wedding where you don’t know who the couple is.” Despite the heat and crowded bar lines, Section H had an amazing time,… Continue reading NH-'Twas the Night of Holidazzle…
It is on the eve of the Marketing midterm that I pen this article about my “own” Section I. Prompted by some self-professed pieces about great sections in print recently, I could not stop myself from letting the other alphabets know the recipe of joining the I(vy) League. It was just before the FRC midterm… Continue reading How "I" brings out more than 100%
Just as the Class of 2003 had started feeling a little settled, having gotten the Crimson Greetings glitter off their hands and foreheads, and into Foundations, they were subjected to a shocking disturbance. The ECs are back. As nine hundred people stormed back into what they felt was their domain, the hapless RCs watched the… Continue reading Welcome Back ECs
The editors have decided to start a new column on the Viewpoint page. Right here we plan to point out a few noteworthy issues from life at HBS, both good and bad. We’ll start off this week, and hope you’ll chime in with some issues of you own for future issues. Please send them to… Continue reading Cheers & Jeers
Though he may be clean as an Aldrich blackboard before class, Dean Kim Clark is not above feeding at least one addiction: chocoholism.A Chocolate Confection Contest will be the big addition to this year’s 6th Annual Fall Community Party hosted by Dean Clark on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded for best presentation, most chocolatey, most… Continue reading Dean Clark Gets Chocolatey