Ralph James, Executive Director of External Relations, broke his 30-year media silence to discuss a topic with The Harbus which he cares deeply about — the HBS Class Gift, and what it means to create a lasting relationship with alumni.
On March 23, The Harbus Foundation held its annual awards ceremony in which it donated over $53,500 to charities selected by groups of HBS MBA students.
The Harbus Foundation is the nation’s only student-run foundation created by The Harbus News Corporation that provides grants and consulting services to organizations across the Boston metropolitan area, effecting social change in the areas of education, literacy and journalism Last Tuesday, The Harbus Foundation held its 13th annual grant presentation ceremony that presented checks of… Continue reading Harbus Foundation’s Annual Grant Presentation Ceremony
Joe Benevento bid $4,700 on a section mate’s gracious donation of “1% of his gross earnings in 10 years”. Why you might ask? Read on! The sun wasn’t down yet but the J-Crew (i.e. New J) already had their sunglasses on in preparation for their annual Section Charity Auction.ÿ On Saturday, April 25, 120+ members… Continue reading Section J Charity Auction
Revelry – and a Long RunAs I discovered a few days beforehand, my 21-mile, longest-ever training run was scheduled for bright and early the morning after the EC Revelry ball – talk about bad timing.ÿ Safe to say, there was no way I was going to miss my final formal event at HBS in such… Continue reading A Rookie’s Journey to Run the Boston Marathon
Ivy League schools are inundated with ads for potential egg donors-women who for a considerable sum of money donate their eggs to a couple for in vitro fertilization. What happens once they sign on? And what role do the fertility clinics who match the donors to the recipients play? A well-dressed couple in their early… Continue reading Genetic Engineering
MANILA, Philippines – The flood waters may have subsided, but thick mud up to two feet high still remains in different parts of the city. Cars that have been turned upside down and tossed on top of each other litter the streets. On a community basketball court that doubled as an evacuation center 3,000 people… Continue reading Katrina-Level Disaster Hits the Philippines Students Lead a Web 2.0 Drive to Help Relief Operations
SECTION I – APRIL 22 DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 22ND at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St. Cambridge ATTIRE: Masquerade-themed, Cocktail Attire FOR TICKETS: $30 per person (includes dessert/cheese buffet and one drink ticket). Contact Melissa Anderson (NI) for purchase. OUR CHARITIES: Two charities will be receiving the proceeds from the… Continue reading UPCOMING SECTION CHARITY AUCTIONS
From his announcement joining the Democratic primaries in February, 2007, to his inauguration on January 20, 2009, Barack Obama has incited an unparalled following among young voters. This is the story of one student’s involvement in his campaign up to, and including, his inauguration. I came alone to the inauguration, but I am joined here… Continue reading Participating in History
With book clubs, sporting events, whale watching, donation drives and happy hours, it’s been a busy year for the HBS Partners’ Club. And with an enthusiastic RC class, things are sure to get even better in 08-09. Thanks to a top-notch leadership team and tons of participation, club co-presidents Leslie Gimbel and Rebecca Peet managed… Continue reading It's Never Been Better to Be an HBS Partner
For many people the Harbus is about hard hitting news, insightful opinion and rib-cracking humor. But for some people, the Harbus is a lot more. This week the Harbus News donated $70,000 to the Harbus Foundation. It will be used to grant awards and provide consulting services to promoting education, literacy, and journalism in the… Continue reading Harbus News Donates $70,000 to Charity
Harvard Business School Partner’s Club and Women’s Student Association provided fifteen local families with dinner for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is a holiday rich in tradition and heritage, and at this time of year, families from all walks of life get together to give thanks for their blessings and enjoy a meal with all the… Continue reading HBS Community Lends a Helping Hand for Thanksgiving
Following through on his generous donation to last year’s Section A Charity Auction, Professor Andr‚ Perold hosted the three winning bidders, OAs Lillian Kiang, Jeff Dinski and Tamin Pechet, for an 18-hole extravaganza at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston. Professor Perold’s charity ended, however, as soon as the foursome hit the course and the… Continue reading Professor Perold Checks Charity at the First Tee
Everyone at HBS is pitching in to contribute to the Katrina relief efforts, even the young ones. Here, 5-year old Callie Avondet sells lemonade outside of the Grille last Friday, September 16 during the Friday TGIF event for RC’s and EC’s to raise money for donation to the relief effort. Callie had plenty of customers… Continue reading For a Good Cause
Business School Essay Advice Available Just in case any students have just been attending HBS classes all semester but didn’t actually get in to HBS, a flier currently posted in the basement of Aldrich provides a helpful phone number you can call to get advice on your business-school application essays. Hurry; the R2 application deadline… Continue reading News In Brief
Cambridge, MA. October 18, 2004- The Harvard Cooperative Society (THE COOP) today announced a rebate of 6% to all paid-up members on merchandise sales of $ 39,629,828. Members will soon receive a check returning 6% of the value of their purchases made at any of the six Coop locations, as well as mail order and… Continue reading COOP Announces 6% Rebate, Payback Increases 20% Over 2003 Rebate
Were you worried that it would be difficult to get a hold of your classmates once our classcards get taken off the system? Well we can’t promise the transition to be flawless or to happen as soon as we lose access but we can say that the project will happen and it will be partially… Continue reading The 2003 Class Gift ….
Last Thursday, April 11th, four prominent Harvard professors debated the role of “the market” in law, science, economics and religion. The session started with a powerful video about the emerging black market for human organs. With the demand for organs escalating faster than the supply, some individuals have begun selling their kidneys to those willing… Continue reading The Market As God: A Debate
When I was just a kid, I remember my dad telling me an inspirational story from the military. In light of the events of the past two weeks and what may unfold in the near future, the story has become even more meaningful: platoon was in the heat of battle and taking heavy casualties; they… Continue reading Prepare for HBS Blood Drive, October 10
I arrived on the Harvard University campus just a few short weeks ago filled with ambition and expectation. Yes, I was nervous. Yes, I was not sure what to expect. But a graduate degree from Harvard, I knew, would open up countless doors. I would be able to change the world in personally and socially… Continue reading Great Expectations
Brendon Dibella, OD, who is coordinating the HBS blood drive on October 10, has been advised by his Red Cross contacts to urge the HBS community not to rush to donate blood. The HBS fall blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, from 12-6 p.m. in Shad Hall. The local Red Cross chapter does… Continue reading Red Cross Requests Deferral of Blood Donations
Brendon Dibella, OD, who is coordinating the HBS blood drive on October 10, has been advised by his Red Cross contacts to urge the HBS community not to rush to donate blood. The HBS fall blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, from 12 to 6 pm in Shad Hall. The local Red Cross… Continue reading Red Cross Asks Blood Donors to Wait 'Til Oct. 10
So go ahead, whip out that PDA, and mark down Tuesday, April 17th as the day to donate blood!!! If you or someone you care about has ever suffered from a serious accident or trauma, undergone chemotherapy treatment for cancer or been treated for serious burns, you will recall it was a generous blood donor… Continue reading List of what to tell mom and dad about HBS next week:
A group of second-year students have begun meeting with members of the administration and the HBS Fund to consider spearheading a Class of 2001 Gift Program. The group currently includes Kumsal Bayazit (OC), Shana Hunter (OA), Demond Martin (OB), Stephen Moret (OC), Julie Neenan (OH), Mike Pierce (OB), Anoop Prakash (OC), Andy Stevenson (OB), Conley… Continue reading EC Students Considering Class Gift Campaign
Fellowships identified as vehicle for greatest impact
With just three weeks to go until the big day, the HBS West End House Marathon Team has entered the final stretch of its fundraising and training efforts. First the fundraising update: Thank you HBS for an outstanding student turnout at the ENERGY! party held at Atlas on March 1st. While most of you enjoyed… Continue reading HBS Marathon Team: The Last Leg!