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Good Night..and Good Luck!

We can’t believe a whole year has passed since we were elected as Co-Presidents of the Student Association! Unfortunately, all good things must eventually come to an end. We leave you in good hands though as we have great optimism for our successors, Justin Hu and Keith Melker. Our time leading and representing the student…

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Class Day and Graduation Quickly Approaching

Although we are still reminiscing about the beaches of our exotic Spring Break destinations, it is not too early to start thinking about the activities surrounding graduation. Following a one-month break after EC final exams replica breitling, second-year students will return for Graduation Week 2006. The official events of Graduation Week kick-off Monday, June 5,…

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Thoughts on Summers' Resignation from Harbus Readers

“Summers, from allÿI could learn, was a breath of fresh air for the University.ÿ True, he rattled some sacrocant cages and may not have been the relatively-passive or quiescent leader in the mold of Rudenstein or Pusey, but on the other hand, he was willing to challenge centuries-old shibboleths about how the joint should be…

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HBS Completes Record-Breaking Capital Campaign

School raises nearly $600 million for financial aid, faculty development, global outreach, teaching and technology, campus renewal, and other programs BOSTON, Feb 9, 2006 — Harvard Business School (HBS) announced today that it has completed its first capital campaign, raising nearly $600 million. This sum-the largest amount ever raised by a business school-surpasses the goal…

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HBS Completes Restoration, Expansion of Renowned Baker Library

BOSTON-Harvard Business School today formally re-opened Baker Library, the grand historic building capped with a bell tower that has been the symbol of the School for over seventy-five years, marking the conclusion of an extensive two-year, $53.4 million renovation and expansion project. “Baker Library, the finest facility of its kind, is both the physical and…

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Welcome from the Dean

On behalf of all the faculty and staff at Harvard Business School, welcome. It is wonderful to have you here. I remember my own first weeks at HBS, so let me offer a bit of background and a few words of advice as you think about the year ahead. HBS is a distinctive place –…

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Harvard Disinvestment Initiative Stirs Debate

Harvard announced on April 4th that it will sell its stake in PetroChina in response to pressure from students and faculty members who had protested association with the Beijing-based oil company for its ties to Sudan, where government-backed militiamen have killed tens of thousands of black Muslim villagers in the Darfur region. The Corporation Committee…

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Graduation and Class Day are Just Around the Corner

Prepared or not, graduation is fast approaching. Following a month’s break after our final exams, we will return to school for Graduation Week. The first official event of Graduation Week will begin on Monday, June 6th with the section dinners. Remember to reserve Tuesday evening, June 7th for the SA party at the Roxy. On…

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Letter from Harvard Graduate Council (HGC) to Larry Summers Regarding NBER Remarks

Dear President Summers, The Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), the university-wide student government of the eleven graduate and professional schools of Harvard University, would like to share with you its position on your recent comments regarding women in leadership positions in science and technology. As representatives of the more than 10,000 graduate students at Harvard University,…

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Larry Summers: A Presidency In Trouble?

Last Tuesday, February 15th, at a Harvard University faculty meeting, President Larry Summers was confronted by members of the faculty who criticized Summers’ recent remarks about women in science as well as the President’s leadership record over his four-year tenure at the University. An emergency faculty meeting has been called for Tuesday, February 22nd to…

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Avi Kremer: My Battle Against ALS

I remember when I first came to HBS. I felt like a diamond in the rough that only needed the MBA-polish to fulfill its destiny – conquer the business world. I wanted to make a difference, mark my name in the history pages, and I thought that all I would have to do is choose…

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HBS Students and Harvard University Aid Tsunami Disaster Relief Effort

The full extent of the devastation in Asia as a result of the recent Indian Ocean earthquake and subsequent Tsunami continues to unfold. To date, the only certainty is that the destruction has been enormous, with over a hundred and fifty thousand dead and several million left homeless, fighting for survival in destroyed communities. It…

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Celebrating Ramadan

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…

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HBS Receives $25 Million Gift for Doctoral Program

Harvard Business School has received a $25 million donation in support of its doctoral programs from Hansjoerg Wyss, a member of the MBA Class of 1965 and an entrepreneur who built Synthes, Inc., into a leading international medical device company specializing in orthopedic instruments and implants. “One of the greatest challenges facing business schools today…

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Open Letter to President George W. Bush

On October 4, 2004, an open letter was sent to U.S. President George W. Bush, expressing deep concern over the state of the U.S. economy. This was not an ordinary open letter. It was a letter signed by 169 professors, hailing from some of the best business schools in the world, or in other words,…

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business school faculty open letter on economic policy

Are you interested in the story of the Open Letter to President Bush that began at HBS? Tomorrow’s NYT will have a very short piece on it. If so, please contact me right away. Louis T. WellsHerbert F. Johnson Professor of International ManagementMorgan 271 617-266-8260 (home)617-495-6107 (office) You may call me at home, if you…

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Open for Business Supports National Coming Out Day

Monday morning break. You’re telling your classmates about the hot date you had last weekend, and you catch yourself. Hang on. Mustn’t say too much. How would they react if I told them? Am I ready? … Harvard University is celebrating National Coming Out Day on Friday, October 8, 2004. So, this Friday morning you…

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to Harvard Business School. It is an exciting time to be on campus, and it is wonderful to have you here. You have embarked upon an educational journey that will, quite literally, transform your life. As you find your way over the next few weeks, let me offer a few words of advice. Make…

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Editorial: Spring Fever

There’s just something about Spring. Yes, I realize that technically the first day of the season was over a month ago, but in reality, it hasn’t felt like Spring until about last Wednesday, when the torrential rains finally ceased. And oh, what a difference it has made! Sure, the arrival of Spring means that final…

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Ready, Set, Go:

On Wednesday, June 9th, one day before Graduation, the entire Class of 2004 will assemble for a period of collective reflection on their HBS experience. The ceremony will involve a formal presentation of this year’s faculty awards followed by speeches from our guest speaker and elected student speaker. The SA Class Day Committee has announced…

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Open Letter to the Alumni and Students of the Harvard Business School

Editor’s Note: On March 15th, Michael Watkins, Associate Professor at HBS, sent an Open Letter to the Harvard Alumni Board and HBS Student Association and the editors of the Crimson and the Harbus, raising concerns about his perceived erosion of HBS’s autonomy and increasing influence of Harvard University President Larry Summers. According to Mr. Watkins,…

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On-Campus Interview Series: IT Special

This week we introduce a new innovation to the Harbus: the Interview Series ‘special.’ Some of you might mistakenly think that it is exactly like the normal Interview Series articles we write. But you’d be wrong. This has some critical differences – it’s special and longer… The unsung heroes in MBA IT support are featured…

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Graduation Week 2004

Like most of the other ECs, I don’t want to think about our impending graduation, but we must prepare for the sad reality of leaving HBS. Following a month’s break after our final exams, we will return to school for Graduation Week. The first official event of Graduation Week will begin on Tuesday, June 8th…

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No Diet Coke Culprit In Lackluster Class Discussion

Last week’s stunning exhaustion of the supply of Diet Coke in the Aldrich basement vending machine is the prime suspect in Tuesday morning’s sub-par class discussions in Sections B, C, D and E. By lunchtime on Tuesday, several professors had noted that students appeared “even more lethargic than usual” and one professor recorded a distinct…

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HBS Welcomes New Director of MBA Community Standards

Kimberly Budd is the new Director of MBA Community Standards at HBS. In her new role, Budd will be working closely with the Leadership and Values section representatives to assist in the management of the Leadership and Values Initiatives (LVI). Also, she will oversee all aspects of the Community Standards Program including facilitating the functioning…

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Entrepreneurship Program at HBS Wins Top Award

The entrepreneurship program at Harvard Business School (HBS), which has offered courses in entrepreneurship for more than a half century and counts among its 65,000 graduates some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, won the top award for MBA programs nationwide from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), an organization devoted…

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