What’s all this talk about vulnerability and openness? Aren’t we supposed to be tough HBS students who know exactly what we’re doing with our lives? As ECs and RCs alike know, the school is making a concerted effort, through LEAD, FIELD, and other means, to remind its charges that self-reflection and interdependence are good things.… Continue reading Giving Voice to Values
The 39th Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference hosted by the African American Student Union, took place March 4th and 5th at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge. The conference, named after one of the first African-American graduates of Harvard Business School included panels, keynote presentations, and even a gala for its attendees. Throughout its nearly four… Continue reading The 39th Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference
The Joint Committee on Diversity was founded in 2005 and is composed of 6 students and 3 HBS administrators who collaborate to create and implement diversity initiatives at HBS. This academic year they undertook 5 such initiatives. They are currently recruiting new members. HBS is the most diverse community most of us have ever belonged… Continue reading Meet the Joint Committee on Diversity
The Banking world is perceived to be a man’s world. There are not many women on Wall Street and those who are there do not last as long as their male counterparts. We’ve heard of cases where banks were accused of discriminating against women, not promoting them on time, paying them less than the men… Continue reading An Interview With the CEO of Credit Suisse
I am definitely an adventurous and outdoorsy kind of guy. I couldn’t stand the fact that entering the New England winter was going to make me a slave to the SFP-Aldrich-Spangler-SFP route for a long time. So I needed to go somewhere unusual that accomplished two objectives: climbing a mountain and exploring a new country.… Continue reading Scaling Kilimanjaro
Fresh floral air, warm inviting waters, white sandy beaches, rainbows after every shower and warm tropical temperatures (even in February!). Doesn’t that sound like a perfect holiday destination? Yes, and of course it is – the land of fiery sunsets, beautiful beaches, hiking, biking, surfing, snorkeling, trekking, museums, galleries and, of course, good food –… Continue reading Yummy Yum from Around the World
The world’s largest archipelago: more than 13,000 islands home to more than 200 ethnic tribes with more than a million people speaking more than 100 languages. I was so fascinated by the diversities of the culture and the people in this country; I could very well imagine how diverse its cuisine would be. Join us… Continue reading Yummy Yum from Around the World
Hi Jimmy,I read with great interest your article in Harbus on the above mentioned topic. Wanted to thank you for writing on this topic as certainly this is a topic which I have been exploring in great detail as it would play an important role in my overall B school experience. From what I have… Continue reading Letter to the Editor – Is HBS Really That Diverse?
We all benefit everyday from the rich cultural, ethnic, and national diversity present in our sections; for many students, myself included, the section is the most internationally diverse setting in which we have immersed ourselves. By its very nature, however, the same diversity that enriches our classroom learning can just as easily lead to divisive… Continue reading Flag Raising Conflict
On the face of it, HBS appears extremely diverse. But how truly diverse is HBS, anyhow? During my first week at HBS, I was amazed at how many people I had met from all around the world. Prior classmates cautioned that I would enter the “most diverse place I would ever encounter,” and my initial… Continue reading Is HBS Really That Diverse?
There is a new RC course this year called Learning at HBS. The course fosters class discussion about section norms and has even flirted with developing students’ awareness of diversity-related issues. While many RC students see value in the course, many are also frustrated with the lack of concrete solutions developed in the classroom. RC… Continue reading Long on Talk, Short on Solutions
Whakarongo mai, whakarongo mai.Te mihi tuatahi ki ti atua.Te mihi tuarua ki a matou kaiwhakahaere.Te mihi tuatoru ki a tatou.Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou e hoa ma. My greeting hails, as I do, from deep in the South Pacific – a small, and some would say insignificant nation called New Zealand. A place that… Continue reading Class Day Essay Finalists – Richard Pole
Harvard Business School commends organizations like Section Q that promote diversity in our community. The incident at MIT reminds us all of the importance of our Community Values and the need for continued attention to the issues of respect for all members of our community. One example of our efforts to promote a safe, respectful… Continue reading Message from Joe Badaracco and Kim Budd
1. Seek out a person who you think might have been offended or taken aback by a case discussion and ask what they thought.2. Speak up in class about a diversity issue lurking beneath the surface.3. While walking to class, reflect on your day and consider if you embodied the values you most believe in.4.… Continue reading Ten Ways To Incorporate Community Values Into Your Daily Life
Amongst the vast panoply of section representatives, one of the least understood roles is that of Leadership & Values rep. A current L&V rep shares his perspective, offering some examples of situations an L&V rep might face and commenting on the ups and downs of the this role. “L&V rep? Who in their right mind… Continue reading L&V Rep Sheds Light on his Role in the Shadows
Few of us will ever get to study or work in a place nearly as diverse as HBS: 1,800 students, scores of nationalities and countless points of views. The JCD tries to ensure that the benefits of that diversity are widely enjoyed. So where did the JCD come from, what does it do, and who… Continue reading An Introduction to the Joint Committee on Diversity
The most visible sign of this support came Thursday, October 11 from the hundreds of rainbow ribbons worn by HBS students as part of National Coming Out Day (NCOD), sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Association (LGBTSA). Other activities of the day included an e-mail sent to all sections explaining the event… Continue reading HBS Comes Out of the Closet
Letter to the Editor Dear Harbus I’ve got a better name for the administration’s 2+2 program. Give Kellogg’s a call and see if you can use ‘Special K’. Allow me to explain. Current HBS students have no problem with you letting in 100 kids with no experience but please keep them away from us and… Continue reading 2+2 Program: Have They Really Thought This Through?
From the copper-red rapids of the Tana River to the wide smiles of hundreds of African children, members of the Kenya Trek 2007 experienced the full diversity of Kenya’s beauty. Over winter break, thirty HBS students and partners spent almost two weeks pursuing adventure, volunteering, and seeing many of Africa’s big game. The adventure began… Continue reading Kenya Adventure for HBS Students
In the 35 years that Jim Rothenberg (HBS ’70) has been with The Capital Group Companies, he has seen the firm grow from managing $2 billion in assets to over $1.2 trillion today. Rothenberg graduated from Harvard College cum laude in 1968 and from Harvard Business School with distinction in 1970. He was named to… Continue reading Capital Research & Management Chairman Speaks at HBS
When you get no free alcohol and no real money at the RC Casino Night, you start browsing through the Gucci numbers on the ladies and assessing the synchronized dramatic wholesale improvement in the appearance of the HBS male population. Male grooming and fashion have come a long way with an escalating range of ‘balding… Continue reading HBS Men and Facial Hair.With or Without?
In this series of Letter to a Young RC, Alejandro shares his thoughts on the true meaning and purpose behind the section experience at HBS. Two Fridays ago you had the chance to meet your old section. Several of you told me it was a great way to break the ice. Indeed, I think that… Continue reading Letter to a Young RC – Section Love
Allan Gilmour, former vice chairman and CFO of Ford Motor Company, is often referred to in the press as one of relatively few openly gay executives in the top ranks of corporate America. That was precisely the typecasting he had hoped to avoid prior to coming out in 1996. “I would have been too prominent… Continue reading Allan Gilmour: Former Vice-Chairman of Ford Speaks on Diversity
Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. And so it is at HBS. Last week we celebrated international diversity through a variety of events including films, a panel discussion on Global Disaster Relief, the Food and Drink Festival, World Party and an International TGIF with cultural performances. To see hundreds of students, representing almost 40… Continue reading International Week 2005: HBS Shows its True Colors
Vending Machine Dispenses Soda, Lessons in Workforce Diversity The mission of the humble vending machine has taken a noble turn in the basement of Aldrich, according to anonymous sources. There, above the coin-slot, the buttons, and the Crimson Cash swiper, a picture of diverse professional colleagues can be seen: laughing, leading, and succeeding with Diet… Continue reading H-BS
On November 11th, the HBS Islamic Society held a fast-breaking dinner to share the occasion of the month of Ramadan with students, faculty, and staff. The event was meant to celebrate the diversity of the student body by sharing the culture, heritage, and beliefs of Muslims on campus. It was opened with the traditional call… Continue reading Celebrating Ramadan
As Class of 2006 finished their mid-term exams and Boston was getting ready for World Series, the HBS community enjoyed the International Week 2004 to celebrate the international diversity at school. The week of October 18 started with International Film Festival, where seven award winning films from Canada, Israel, Argentina, France, Iran, Africa and Korea… Continue reading HBS International Week 2004
“Returning to your roots, recapturing what you lost and moving forward,” is a phrase that has great significance for African-Americans. For us, it is very important to have an intimacy with our heritage. For years, we have continued to seek this intimacy, and one such example was witnessed here at HBS with Sankofa. Sankofa is… Continue reading Sankofa: A Celebration of What Was and What Will Be
“It is a great pleasure for me to stand in front of you today and welcome you to the Harvard Business School. Welcome, Class of 2005! Look around you. The people in this room are the leaders of tomorrow. They are the CEOs, the entrepreneurs and the diplomats of the future. There may even be… Continue reading The Following is a Transcript From the Opening Address Given by Dean Kim Clark to the Incoming Class of 2005
Harvard University, together with Yale University, Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and Duke University, has filed an amicus brief in the Michigan cases pending before the United States Supreme Court. The brief supports the right of institutions of higher education to consider race as one factor… Continue reading Harvard Files Amicus Brief On the Consideration of Race in Admissions Decisions