From the Far East to Colonial New England

Before I left Korea to come to Boston, the only thing I knew about Bean Town was that it was an educational city with MIT and Harvard University. My husband (Michael Lee, September Cohort 2002) and I arrived in Boston on July 12th, 2000. Can you guess what was the first thing that greeted us?… Continue reading From the Far East to Colonial New England

Volunteering for the Special Olympics

Spending a weekend working with the Special Olympics offered an interesting chance to help some amazing kids and learn a great deal about them and about myself. I wanted to share with you some of these personal reflections as well as some of my experiences at the Games. When Courtney Newman, Section I’s lovely Philanthropy… Continue reading Volunteering for the Special Olympics

Orientation 2003: On the Front Lines

If HBS’ preparations to handle the arrival of all members of the Class of 2003 at one time can be compared to a battle plan, the volunteers who will be running Orientation are on the front lines. While details about venues and specific scheduling are still being finalized, the three coordinators-Ipsita Dasgupta, Trisha Jung, and… Continue reading Orientation 2003: On the Front Lines

So What is This Thing They Call "SA"?

A very common question, and one we will try our best to answer (in the shortest number of words possible). The Student Association was established “…in order to actively enrich and broaden the experience of the student community at HBS, both in and out of the classroom.” Every MBA student is a member of the… Continue reading So What is This Thing They Call "SA"?

SFP Construction Stopped to Stop

This sudden and unexpected announcement has taken the entire community by surprise. `I cant believe it’ said one of the local workmen we spoke to. “One minute you’re just getting along and the next minute this comes up.” Before even considering the consequences of such a drastic measure, we first sought to find out `Why… Continue reading SFP Construction Stopped to Stop

New Footbridge Across Charles Announced

This sudden and unexpected announcment has taken the entire community by surprise. `I can’t believe it’ said one of the local workmen we spoke to. “One minute you’re just getting along and the next minute this comes up.” Before even considering the consequences of such a drastic measure, we first sought to find out `Why… Continue reading New Footbridge Across Charles Announced

Survey Shows Gonorrhea Levels on Campus…

…are exactly the sort of sensational headlines that this publication does not need. Tabloid sleaze is not what we should be aiming for. But I appreciate that there is a broad, grey line. To begin with, take for example, the recent series of items on Cedric Canas and Dana Soiman. This is a classic example… Continue reading Survey Shows Gonorrhea Levels on Campus…

Experience Gilded Age Elegance at the Newport Ball

Summer is almost upon us and, besides having the whole campus to ourselves, the January Cohort can soon enjoy another exclusive event: The Newport Ball! The Newport Ball has traditionally been the main formal event at HBS. This year we have chosen the Astors’ Beechwood Mansion, a beautiful ocean-front property located in historic Newport, Rhode… Continue reading Experience Gilded Age Elegance at the Newport Ball

January Cohort Discovers Lost Harvard Cup Tradition

In a stunning amateur archaeological find, the athletic representatives from January 2002 have discovered a long-lost Harvard tradition. Michael Holt, Jeff Albee, Zack Kramer, Henry Jones and Nick Shurgot unearthed a chest containing artifacts that detailed a 200 hundred-year-old competition. The contents of the chest included a gilded trophy, stacks of aged photos, and a… Continue reading January Cohort Discovers Lost Harvard Cup Tradition

Harvard Returns to the MBA Games

The Fuqua MBA Games were held April 19-21 in Durham, North Carolina. Harvard Business School this year renewed the tradition of sending a team of first and second year students to participate in the Games and the surrounding festivities. Both MBAs and athletes competed in a day of field events to benefits Special Olympics. The… Continue reading Harvard Returns to the MBA Games

Lucent: Like a Phoenix Rising

Jay Carter, COO of Lucent’s Sales and Marketing organization, was on campus last week to share some of the lessons learned from the recent troubles in the battered technology sector and to layout the turnaround plan for the technology giant. A standing-room-only crowd turned out to hear the talk, which was sponsored by the Manufacturing… Continue reading Lucent: Like a Phoenix Rising

The Back Nine

This past weekend at one of the many “sell” events going around the country, I ran into a fellow first-year from Kellogg named Mark Christenson. Since we both had signed up for the following day’s golf option based on the promise of sunny Texas weather (which was a lie), conversation turned to our golf games.… Continue reading The Back Nine

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The Digital Dilemma

Are African Americans getting left behind in the shift towards a digital economy? What are the opportunities for businesses to bridge the gap between the African-American community and success that others have found in the new economy? These and other questions will be addressed on the weekend of Friday, February 23, 2001 during the African-American… Continue reading The Digital Dilemma

Section P

The month of January was a full of fun and exciting events for all partners of the HBS Community. The HBS Partners’ Club hosted a plethora of events, including a Frist Year-Second Year Partner Mixer, a Museum Trek, a evening of dining at Pho Pastueur, and much, much more. Currently, the club is looking for… Continue reading Section P

What is a Color Squad?

At the end of the RC, we are asked to rank how we feel about the HBS community. Historically, September cohort students rank their affiliation level as strongest with their section, followed by cohort and then their class. January cohort students relay a greater sense of closeness to their cohort, followed by section and then… Continue reading What is a Color Squad?

WesTrek 2001

During the first week of January, over 300 HBS students descended on Silicon Valley to hear speeches by tech industry executives, visit over 200 leading technology companies, listen to industry panel discussions and do significant damage to their livers. All of this was done as part of WesTrek 2001, HBS’ largest and oldest high-tech trek.… Continue reading WesTrek 2001

Welcome back, OH!

There have been a lot of life events to report since last semester. Andi Weil had her baby Sophia on December 25th. Andi has been sighted on campus with the new babe. You are incredible Andi! By the by, Kirsten St. Croix accurately predicted the delivery date at Andi’s baby shower-good job Kirsten! Lisa Spangenberg… Continue reading Welcome back, OH!

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Section P

The Partners’ Club hosted a wonderful January Cohort Partners’ Orientation Lunch on Sunday, January 7th. The event was sponsored by the HBS Student Association. New partners were given the opportunity to meet one another before the rest of the students and partners returned from Winter Break. If you are a partner and missed this event,… Continue reading Section P