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HBS Couple Profiles – Anna Park & Dan Moon

Harbus: How did you meet?Dan: I first met Anna at her family’s house in Georgia when she was a high school senior. Her brother Steve was my fraternity pledge brother at MIT and I dropped by his house during my freshman spring break acappella tour. He introduced me to Anna who pretty much ran away…

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HBS Couple Profiles – Jack Hogan & Claudia Monteiro de Campos

Harbus: What are they two of you doing for Valentine’s Day?Jack: That’s a secret!Claudia: Jack’s New Year’s resolution was to stop drinking until Valentine’s Day.. so I anticipate a cool trip and some champagne…├┐Harbus: How are the wedding and honeymoon plans progressing?Jack: Wedding plans are moving forward: we’ve become shamefully desensitized to ridiculous prices, which…

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HBS Couple Profiles – Ian & Kelsey Calhoun

Harbus: Tell us about how you met.Kelsey: We met in chemistry class in sophomore year of High School. We were actually assigned to be lab partners for the whole year because our teacher thought we could learn a lot from each other. We had very different learning styles (I always did my homework, raised my…

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Obama’s Best (Made Up) Interview Ever

Harbus (in our fantasy world) recently sat down with President Barack Obama to discuss his outlook on the presidency and the state of the country. Harbus: President Obama, thank you for agreeing to join us for a discussion. Obama: Not a problem, it is my pleasure. Harbus: Mr. President, can you describe what your Administration…

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The Marketing of the President

“The Marketing of the President.” Sounds like the theme from an earlier edition of the Harbus. After all, barring death, resignation, or impeachment, Obama will remain in power until at least January 2013. However, marketing remains critical to his Presidency; Obama’s popularity and accomplishments will depend on how he reshapes his campaign’s message going forward….

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Letter to the Editor – Is HBS Really That Diverse?

Hi Jimmy,I read with great interest your article in Harbus on the above mentioned topic. Wanted to thank you for writing on this topic as certainly this is a topic which I have been exploring in great detail as it would play an important role in my overall B school experience. From what I have…

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The Year in Print

What kind of year was 2008 and what does it tell us about the world we currently live in? Along with 9/11, 2008 will be remembered as the year that defined this decade. Hence, understanding the events, and more importantly, the themes that have shaped this year for the Harvard Business School community can be…

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Books & Looks

HARBUS: At HBS you have combined books with looks – in fact you have started a business inspired by your love of fashion and your unique style. NETTA: It’s true. It was my belief that everyone should be able to buy and wear distinctive clothes and accessories which inspired me to create AlmaBoutique. Meanwhile, it…

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Spotlight: Interview With an HBS Couple

Harbus: Tell us about how you met.Jack: We were both working for McKinsey, I was based in the Houston office, although rarely there.Claudia: I was working in Rio and he was in Houston for a particular project. I met Jack at a McKinsey Happy Hour during the beginning of my Houston project. We began dating…

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View from the Pit

An interview with Professor Victoria Ivashina, a member of the Finance department and a FIN1 instructor for two RC sections. She lived in Russia and Peru before coming to HBS. In Peru, she worked for the Superintendency of Banking and Insurance, a government agency similar to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Harbus: Before you came…

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Letter to the Editor

To the Harbus Editor: As a first-time reader of HARBUS and a non-HBS student, I was both positively and negatively surprised by the September 8, 2008 issue which gave overwhelming coverage to the book “Ahead of the Curve.” An entrepreneur (or journalist) could not ask for a better endorsement than to see their published work…

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Looking Forward

The Harbus News Corporation is a forum for the variety of voices at HBS- some eloquent, some disgruntled, some amusing and some controversial. Over the past year, the Harbus has strived to achieve a balance – between business and philanthropy, between controversy and discussion, and between frivolity and responsibility. Not many in the HBS community…

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HBS and Community Values

Greetings, as Chair of the Leadership & Values Committee it gives me great pleasure to introduce an edition of the Harbus dedicated to L&V issues and HBS Community Values. L&V reps are constantly confronted with requests from classmates to mediate conflict in the classroom. This conflict can usually be framed as a contravention of HBS…

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HBS Hangouts-A Note from the Editor-in-Chief

Inspired by ECs thirsting to squeeze as much out of the Boston culinary experiences in their last semester on campus, we decided to feature a series of classic restaurant reviews by Harbus staff. We are sure that everyone will want to try as many Boston hotspots as possible before scattering again to assume our future…

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How to Reject (or not to reject) Those Job Offers on January 18

January 18 is knocking. The companies are calling. After the courtship that has lasted several months, several negotiations and several sell-dates, it’s time to make that awkward rejection call. You want them but not crave them. You want to say no but not burn bridges. You want to come across as polite not deceitful. Yet,…

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Operation Appreciation

He may be able to grab a number of magazines and books in the COOP these days, but during Christmas of 2001 Nate Fick (OH) was in the mountains of Afghanistan with little for entertainment. “I will never forget how good it felt to get care packages,” the former U.S. Marine Capt. said. “Reading materials…

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HBS RUGBY TEAM BUSY WRITING FOR NEXT WEEK'S HARBUS

In pursuit of their ultimate goal of being featured in every issue of the Harbus this year, the HBS Rugby Team (aka Ruggers) spent their weekend coming up with witty nicknames for each other, talking up their record at Tommy Doyles, and photo shopping pictures of themselves with their shirts off. Co-Captains Jeff Todd (HLS)…

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Being Depressed at HBS

(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Harbus several years ago. We are reprinting it this month because October is National Depression Screening Month. Due to the sensitive nature of this article, the Harbus has allowed the author to remain anonymous. Pat Light, Director of MBA Support Services, has vouched for the authenticity of…

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A Partner's View of HBS Stirred a Modicum of Controvery

Our recent rerun of the article A Partner’s View of HBS has stirred a modicum of controvery and discomfort. In a Letter to the Editor run in last week’s Harbus, an anonymous partner wrote “By printing one disgruntled partner’s rant you’ve now intimidated several men and women who have just moved to a new place…

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Alumni Perspective

Harbus: Before we dive into things, would you introduce yourself, please.Shafer: My name is Paul Shafer. I entered the MBA class in 1977, when invited. I graduated on time in 1979, likely in the middle third of the class. Since my career started in 1975 (before HBS), I have worked as an information technology (IT)…

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A Note from the Editor-in-Chief

From the Harbus, welcome to the irrepressible Class of 2009 and the new lords of the manor, the Class of 2008. We have just a few precious moments to create and cement the ties that bind this improbable student body. Then, less than two years from now, we will all be rejoined in the real…

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ECs need to fill Harbus Course Guide Poll by Monday, April 30th!

Grade disclosure has changed everything. Example: never has there been more RC interest in a Harbus publication than the upcoming EC Course Guide. If I could charge RCs for each copy, my section would certainly win the charity auction. So where do we stand? As of April 25, only 10% of ECs have filled out…

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Harbus News Donates $70,000 to Charity

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…

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Tony, Tony, Tony-The HBS Show Has Done It Again!

The Phantom of Baker Library is a two-act musical about Harvard Business School, written and produced by Harvard Business School students, performed on the Harvard Business School campus, to entertain the Harvard Business School family. That’s the key to its worldwide mass appeal. The 2007 Tony Awards, Broadway’s celebration of the year’s most prolific theatrical…

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London Calling: Blades Take Ivey Tournament

Every March, the HBS community looks forward to the annual treats the final month of winter has to offer: the NCAA Final Four, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, and of course, the Richard Ivey School of Business hockey tournament. As predicted, this year’s tournament resulted in yet another championship for your HBS Blades. Honestly, it’s…

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Alumni Perspective

In this Alumni Perspective, Paul Shafer, class of 1979, shares his career experience with readers and confers several revelations based on 30 years of IT practice in corporate America. We will start with a brief introductory Q&A followed by key lessons Paul learned. Harbus replica breitling: Before we dive into things, would you introduce yourself,…

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Internships in Social Enterprise

Harbus: Why did you decide to do your summer internship with the government of Sri Lanka? Annie: In 2004 when the Tsunami hit two thirds of the coast on December 26, as far as one mile inland in some areas, I knew that management expertise would be needed to rebuild the nation and recover the…

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Green Living: Sustainability at HBS

Meghan Duggan, Manager of Energy and Sustainable Services for Harvard Business School, works with the HBS community, Harvard University and Operations to identify and implement sustainable measures. In this interview, she shares her perspective on how HBS is doing in its sustainability efforts. Harbus: What are the HBS sustainability goals and what are the key…

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CFO of MGM Grand Speaks on Expansion Plans

The CFO of MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, John Shigley, visited HBS last Tuesday as the guest speaker in the EC course “Competing and Winning through Customer Information.” Shigley joined MGM Grand in 2005 after spending three years at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino. His prior experiences include executive positions at Caesars…

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A Farewell:

As outgoing Editor-In-Chief of this fine publication, I’m granted one last perk (and quite possibly the first!): to say a ‘farewell’ and reflect on surviving the past year or so in the bowels of Gallatin E, where many a long Friday afternoon was spent dotting the “i”s, crossing the “t”s (at least a majority of…

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