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On-Campus Interview Series: A Baker Scholar

This edition of the Harbus sees 2004’s first faculty interview. At 6ft 6 inches, Assistant Professor Malcolm Baker has a commanding presence, but I quickly find out that he is a most personable and welcoming man. He is clearly popular with his colleagues – twice during our interview other faculty came in to ask him…

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MA Court Approves Gay Marriage; Harbus Runs Article on HBS Show

(HBS) Last semester, the week after the Massachusetts Supreme Court voted 4-3 to allow same-sex marriage, the Harbus decided to run its lead article on the HBS Show instead. “Yeah, it might have been interesting to learn about the historic ruling’s long-term political and social ramifications and how it will affect students and faculty,” said…

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HBS Professor John Dearden Dies at 84

John Dearden, a professor at Harvard Business School (HBS) for more than thirty years, died on Friday, January 9, at a nursing facility near his home in Woodstock, Connecticut, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84. An authority on managerial accounting and a pioneer in the use of computers in business, Professor…

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HUPD Raids Morgan Hall, Busts Theft Ring

(Morgan Hall) In what campus officials describe as a “game-changer in the fight against campus vice,” HUPD raided the offices of the TOM faculty late last night and were seen carrying large amounts of contraband out of the building, including laptops, bicycles, cartons of cigarettes and an illegal slot machine. Sources within HUPD confirmed that…

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Responsiveness and Organizational Improvement 101

My article of November 18, 2001 suggested radical changes to the HBS curriculum. The article called for, among other things, a full semester course on ethics and values, as opposed to the too brief LVDM, more complete coverage of the legal issues facing managers and a major overhaul of the Social Enterprise curriculum. As promised…

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Baker Library

For those of you who have grown accustomed to hanging out in Baker Library – hold on, because things are about to change. Arguably the most revered landmark on the HBS campus, the library is about to undergo a major renovation that is expected to result in an impressively updated and flexible facility that will…

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Students Defeat Faculty in HBS Ryder Cup

The first annual Student vs. Faculty Ryder Cup match was the brainchild of quirky and oh-so conspicuous Gaurav Misra (NB). The event promised to result in a good time, friendly competition, and enduring memories…and didn’t disappoint! On Friday, April 18th, six groupings of golfers met at Blackstone Golf Course to decide who would take home…

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Student Association Year-In-Review

The snow has finally melted, classes are winding down and a new, very impressive team from the class of 2004 is now leading the Student Association. As the outgoing co-presidents, we would like to provide a sense of what was accomplished during our year in the Student Association. In doing this, we would like to…

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A Walking Tour of HBS

Harvard Business School is proud of its long tradition of educating business leaders. While the stately beauty of the HBS campus is a constant reminder of its distinguished past replica watches, the School takes pride in its history of change and its ability to adapt to the evolving needs of its students, business, and society….

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Class Day: June 4th, 2003

Although it seems we just got back from Spring Break, it’s not too early to start thinking about the activities surrounding graduation. On June 4th, HBS students, families and faculty will gather for Class Day, an event that gives us time to reflect upon our experiences here at HBS and to celebrate our upcoming commencement….

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Shades of Gray

I am so relieved our Negotiations course is over. What a painful learning experience. I’ve never been in a situation that so clearly exposed differences in ethical standards. At the least, the class laid bare the differences in people’s standards about lying. Early in the course, the faculty acknowledged that ethical differences would emerge and…

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Academics, Grading & Exam

During orientation, I asked second years for advice on life at HBS. “Enjoy your time and don’t stress too much” was the answer I heard most often. This article is intended to help you do just that by explaining a few of the intricacies of academic life at HBS. While the academic environment is certainly…

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HBS IT Works to Resolve Aldrich Wireless Issues

This is a message common to those who try to access email and surf the web via the Aldrich wireless network. As (co-) tech rep for new E, I witness the constant stream of questions and theories that this message invokes. Here we will separate the fact from the fiction and try to answer some…

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An Apology from Section New B

It has come to New B’s attention that our section is causing some problems for other sections…and for that we apologize. You see, in the 5 weeks that RC’s have been in sections, New B has caused disbelief and jealousy among other sections in regards to our cohesiveness, spirit, and camaraderie. Other sections simply can’t…

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HBS Dean's Award Celebrates Leadership and Service

Martin Gonzalez refused to let colon cancer prevent him from making the most of his Harvard Business School experience inside and outside the classroom. Mo-Yun Lei used her education background to enrich the learning process of her HBS classmates. In recognition of their service to the Business School community, these students received the sixth annual…

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HBS Kicks Off $500 Million Capital Campaign

Last Saturday, September 21, HBS administration, faculty, and University President Larry Summers welcomed 350 alumni and guests in an elaborate day-long event to kick off “The Campaign for Harvard Business School.” Guests attended discussion panels throughout the day, a multimedia presentation hosted by Professor Nancy Koehn, and a banquet dinner featuring Dick Spangler (Campaign Chair),…

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Spotlight on Harbus Sports NFL Pick 'em

As part of the team representing the EC in the Harbus Sports NFL Pick ’em contest, Matt Stovcsik has nearly 900 students watching his every move. Unfortunately, most of those moves have been bad as he is in last place with only 111 points – 64 points back from the nearest competitor. I sat down…

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Editorial: Scratching the Fa‡ade

HBS launches its first-ever capital campaign to raise $500 million, to be separate from the endowment Last Saturday, September 21, at a business-star-studded, all-day event held on campus, Harvard Business School launched its first-ever capital campaign – to raise $500 million. Coverage of the event will be featured in next week’s Harbus, and that may…

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Spotlight on Harbus Sports NFL Pick 'em

Some lucky RC section will have Asis Martinez-Jerez as their FRC professor this year – after taking last year’s Section D by storm, he’s off to a great start with 101 points in the Harbus Sports NFL Pick ’em contest. I sat down with Asis to see if he would reveal details of his “Balanced…

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All Those Hawes Hall Holes…

Where did late M. Hawes come from? I don’t know for sure, but he could have been from Texas. Clearly, everything is bigger in Hawes Hall. Or maybe he was from Switzerland. Like in a Swiss cheese, you have as many holes in this hall as you have useful parts. I don’t know if the…

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Dear MBA Program Students

Dear MBA Program Students, As this academic year enters its final weeks, I want to inform you ofa change in the number and size of first-year sections planned fornext year. As some of you might already know, after much carefulstudy and deliberation, the faculty has decided to divide the MBAClass of 2004 and subsequent classes…

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SIZE Matters…in the fight for #1 MBA Program

Maybe I don’t get it. Maybe I’m too cynical. But last week I was struck by the ironic simultaneity of two apparently non-related facts. Fact #1: According to MBA rankings by the Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report, HBS is second. Fact #2: According to a memo from the MBA program administration, starting…

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Editorial: Community Standards:

“Old Guard” versus “New Guard” faculty debate take-home exams. The debate is illegitimate. As we approach May, some teaching units are actively discussing how to administer final exams. At the heart of the debate is whether or not students will be allowed to take exams at home or a location of their choosing. On one…

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Baker Library Renovation Planned for Summer 2003

In surveys of library users, Baker consistently gets high marks for its collections and services, but very low marks for its physical amenities. However, the days of trying to study at Baker despite the drone of the fans, blowing paper and heat and humidity are numbered. The School is now planning for major renovations to…

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Class Day: June 5th, 2002

We know that like us, many of you would prefer not think about the proximity of our impending graduation, but we would like to at least put Class Day on your radar screens. On June 5th, one day before Graduation, the entire Class of 2002 will assemble for a period of collective reflection on their…

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HBS Starts UNstudying

A few weeks ago some HBS students and faculty did a great thing-they got together over lunch and had an organized, thoughtful conversation about Enron. The conversation was the first in a series of what are being called “UNstudy Groups.” (See below for information on how to join the next one.) Now, of course, HBS…

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Inside the Senate

CS Reps from each section (i) meet and discuss Community Standards issues or concerns that arise in sections, (ii) work with section presidents and ed reps to enhance communication within the sections in order to bridge the gaps between people with opposing viewpoints on sensitive issues, and (iii) serve on various committees and panels within…

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The HBS Experience Doesn't Have to End with an MBA

The Envy TestThe HBS Doctoral Programs welcomes Dolly Chugh, MBA ’94, back on campus for the PhD program in Organizational Behavior as one of the two students admitted this year. Dolly has a total of nine years of work experience, primarily in investment banking, marketing, and consulting, but is now looking forward to a career…

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