The devil’s always in the details. Never more evident was this than when I heard a December 21st report on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition about a new release of the Christmas classic, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, which was first written for Judy Garland who starred in the 1944 MGM Musical movie Meet… Continue reading Muddling Through Somehow
Elevator Pitch (aka. Why media/entertainment?)You need to know exactly why you want to work in this business. You need to be passionate about the biz and/or about the product, otherwise you will not differentiate yourself. And if you don’t differentiate yourself, you will struggle to get that dream job. So you have to do a… Continue reading Landing That Dream Job in Entertainment/Media
As the sun set and the ghostly shadows darkened, the mirror caught the little girl’s eye. “I have nothing left to live for” she thought as she began to softly speak the words. “OJ, OJ, OJ, OJ…”“Stop!” screamed her mother, grabbing her daughter just in time before the girl could say “OJ” for the fifth… Continue reading OJ Goes Skiing
HBS students who want to organize new clubs are about to get a great deal more certainty about the procedures they need to follow.The Student Association Senate is expected to approve amendments to its constitution at its meeting this Wednesday that will create a new Student Clubs Committee. Senator Chris Grosso (OH), who helped lead… Continue reading Inside the Senate
As the fall semester at HBS draws to a close, many of our thoughts turn to one of the greatest sports known to mankind-skiing. Depending on your love for cold, tolerance for pain, or utter disregard for personal safety, “skiing” can take on a variety of forms. There are those who prefer neck-deep face shots… Continue reading Ski Racing at HBS
Welcome to the Harvard Art Appreciation Society, a new club approved by HBS just this year! The club will have a kickoff meeting/call for officers at 5 pm on 11/29 in Spangler’s Williams Room. What is the Harvard Art Appreciation Society? HAAS is a club we founded to fill a void we saw on the… Continue reading Love Art? Welcome to HAAS!
If asked today, EC students weighed down by class projects would probably voice doubts that next June’s Class Day will ever take place.But the SA Senate’s Operations Committee is working behind the scenes to make sure that the June 5 event is unforgettable.Committee co-chair Kyra Danilchick (OF) said at the Senate meeting last Wednesday that… Continue reading Inside The Senate
Have you been looking for a meaningful way to contribute to the greater Boston community? What if that way involved an activity such as developing a growth strategy for a local music organization, formulating a marketing plan for an educational nonprofit, or strategically evaluating the opportunities for building a training institute for teachers who mentor… Continue reading Volunteer Consulting Organization Gears Up
Most people have simple dreams and aspirations. Taking a carriage ride through Central Park. Catching a fly ball. Running a marathon. Climbing Mt. Everest. Attending HBS. Many of us strive our entire lives to fulfill such dreams and aspirations. On October 24th, as part of a rowdy Business of Sports outing to the Boston Celtics… Continue reading My Night with The JUMBOTRON
When we go to class and see all of the button-down, blue shirts, we realize that we’re in business school. I counted 23 one day. “A serious place for serious students” as Professor Khurana says. We use words like “throughput time” and “gross margin,” terms I’d never used before I came here. Then, a couple… Continue reading Section H Bonding
81, 80, 79, 78…Ready to go!The section with a “cool” legacy is creating one of its own. An insider suggests that AuntieGoldie has more requests for “some time” with Section I men than any other. Peruvian rugby star Jorge O’Hara describes the soccer and football teams as perhaps the best HBS has ever had. The… Continue reading All Those in Favor
The air is getting crisper and the nights colder, the colors of the leaves are starting to change and some of us (like myself) have started pulling out jackets and woolens. Yup, autumn is definitely on its way here! Boston has Indian summers so we’ll hopefully still have a few beautifully clear, warm weekends but… Continue reading Section P
All of the trappings of a typical blood drive were there–adults sitting at tables like kindergarteners eating animal crackers and drinking fruit juice, stacks of paperwork to fill out, shivers at the sight of the needles–but Wednesday’s Red Cross blood drive in Shad Hall had a different feeling to it. There was more urgency, a… Continue reading Lining Up to 'Give Life'
The HBS Boat Club is eager to race in this year’s Head of the Charles regatta, with its lone entrant in the Men’s Club 4 (Approx 1pm on Saturday, 10/20). As many people know, the Head of the Charles is one of the largest rowing races in the world, and draws entries from around the… Continue reading Heading to the Charles
On September 28, members of the HBS student body, faculty and staff gathered in Aldrich to talk about the events of September 11. Held on a Friday aftenoon, the poor attendance (around 60) was likely a result of the timing, not the intensity of opinions on the issue. In times of emotional turmoil and uncertainty,… Continue reading HBS Discusses Events of September 11
Like so many of you, I continue to struggle with the tragic events that unfolded in New York on September 11, 2001. Having worked for a summer in the World Trade Center’s north tower, the enormity of the devastation and loss on that day struck close to home. The day carried profound sadness for me… Continue reading A Tribute To David Alger, Harvard College '66
The European Club’s Annual Cocktail Party at the Fogg Art Museum in Harvard Square is traditionally one of the highlights of the HBS social calendar. This year’s event, held on Friday September 21, was eagerly awaited as the first major social since the events of September 11. Hundreds of members of the Classes of 2002… Continue reading Swinging in Style at the Fogg
Before the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon last week, Dean Kim Clark had already experienced personal loss. On Tuesday morning, he was in New Mexico preparing to attend his father-in-law’s funeral when he learned of the terrorists’ action. In an interview with The Harbus, Clark gave his thoughts on the tragedy… Continue reading Clark Praises "Amazing Humanity" of HBS Community During Tragedy
It can be difficult coping with the stresses of HBS during the best of times. After the unbelievable horror of the events on September 11, many of us turned to existing networks of family, faith groups, and friends to see us through. Other people, perhaps feeling somewhat isolated here on campus, sought comfort here in… Continue reading Students Share Strength in Aftermath of Tragedy
On Monday, September 10th, we worried about permanent class seat selection. We sweated the early-term cold-call. We carried around tomorrow’s cases. We meandered through the job bank, muttering about our limited prospects. Living in our HBS world&-living with our daily pressures&-never felt so comfortably acute. That is, until Tuesday. Until our classes were interrupted. Or… Continue reading Management in Perspective
Disbelief. Horror. Grief. Anger. These are just some of the emotions that have overtaken members of the HBS community since the terrorist tragedy on September 11. As the word spread on Tuesday, students left class to gather around television screens in Spangler and watch as two of the tallest buildings in the world crumbled to… Continue reading How Could This Happen?
September 11, 2001-Last weekend, when I first thought about submitting my letter to the Harbus, I was conflicted because it’s so personal to me, I’m not ready to face any judgments about it, I’m not thrilled with my writing, and I tend to be especially self-conscious about being “cheesy.” Then today after the attacks in… Continue reading A Letter to James Burke
Cheer: To the performance of the HBS faculty and staff for their rapid reaction to the events in NYC and Virginia. Cheer: SA Social, for bringing us great weather at the first official TGIF. Jeer: Why are the namecards longer and flimsier this year? Were there that many students with long names like Miguel Lopez… Continue reading Cheers and Jeers
The apparent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have affected members of the HBS community in various ways. Please use this forum to share your thoughts, reactions, comments on the events.
Harvard University President Lawrence Summers addressed about 3,500 people at a vigil on Harvard Yard Tuesday afternoon following the apparent terrorist attacks. He also issued the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:“All of us are shocked and saddened beyond words by the events of this morning. Harvard has suspended most of its academic activities and faculty… Continue reading Summers Addresses Vigil on Yard
Last weekend, when I first thought about submitting my letter to the Harbus, I was conflicted because it’s so personal. I’m not ready to face judgments about it, I’m not thrilled with my writing, and I tend to be especially self-conscious about being “cheesy.” Then Tuesday, after the attacks in New York and Washington, the… Continue reading Remembering James Burke's Lessons
On Monday, September 10th, we worried about permanent class seat selection. We sweated the early-term cold-call. We carried around tomorrow’s cases. We meandered through the job bank, muttering about our limited prospects. Living in our HBS world &- living with our daily pressures &- never felt so comfortably acute. That is, until Tuesday. Until our… Continue reading Management in Perspective
At least three campus events have been scheduled for Friday’s National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, which President George W. Bush declared on Thursday. 12 noon A memorial service will be held on the lawn in front of Baker Library, rain or shine. 3-5 pm The Catholic Student Association and the HBS Christian Fellowship will… Continue reading Campus Events on Friday
Moving to Boston with a family is no easy task.Questions regarding education, school-clothesshopping, local pediatricians – and more – abound. TheHBS Partner’s Club is hosting a variety of events thismonth to help families ease into a new life in Bostonand to help them forge relationships with fellowstudents. This month, events are open to all families(first… Continue reading Forming Family Connections at HBS
Eight-hundred and ninety-nine. That’s the number of students who arrived at HBS to join the Class of 2003. Call it thirteen hundred with partners and family. This group is the largest arrival party to hit the South Shore of the Charles in history, and the largest by far since HBS was split into September and… Continue reading Size Matters at Orientation