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March Madness Hits HBS

The regular season of the 2006 IM basketball season has drawn to a close and teams are gearing up to compete for the title of HBS Champion. The competition at Shad has been fierce as each RC and EC section offered up A and B league teams for eight games. This year’s playoffs will feature…

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On-Campus Interview Series: Meet the New SA Co-Presidents

Last week, Justin Hu (NC) and Keith Melker (NG) were elected Student Association Co-Presidents. I sat down with them this week to find out what makes the two men tick. Justin HuSection: CNickname: El jefe (recently attributed)How nickname was acquired: Co-presidential victoryPrior experience in politics: Social chair of fraternityMost memorable HBS trip/retreat/trek: I haven’t had…

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The Case for Admissions Consultants:

Forty-seven percent of respondents to a recent Harbus Poll voted that it is wrong for MBA applicants to hire an Admissions Consultant. Sandy Kreisberg, founder of Cambridge Essay Services, disagrees. ÿBelow is the transcript of a recent interview with Sandy. Q: Why did you say our Harbus essay book “65 Successful Harvard Business School Application…

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HBSers Trek to Africa's Great Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is the highest and most famous mountain in Africa. A massive dormant volcano, it rises isolated from east African savannas teeming with wildlife. No other mountain in the world rises so high so alone, with no range of other peaks for support. Over the holiday break, a group of HBSers traveled to Africa to…

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Scenes from Sundance

How do film directors celebrate after screening their film at the Sundance Film Festival? They call Mom. In the Clockwork Caf‚ on Main Street in Park City, Utah, a director tried repeatedly to shoo a friend off the phone so he could make that all- important call. And no wonder. Out of 3,148 submissions, only…

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"High-Fives" Places a Respectable Third in Valentine's Day Gift-Giving Polls

For those of you fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be in a relationship this upcoming Valentine’s Day (February 14 for those with short-term memories), the celebration will certainly include the ceremonious exchanging of gifts. For those of you on the giving side of the equation, this represents not only an opportunity to express your affection…

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Students Scramble to Prepare for Exams, Finalize Plans for Break

This is it! Classes end for both RCs and ECs this week as students scramble to wrap-up projects, study for finals, and line up plans for the holiday break. Here, students gather at Spangler with fellow Learning Team members. This week also marks this semester’s last issue of the Harbus – but have no fear,…

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Partner Perspectives: Why am I here?

In my short time as a partner at HBS, I have experienced several changes of heart and mind. It hasn’t been easy adjusting to these changes, but I am reminded that they keep things interesting. Although there seems to be a new challenge around every corner, I feel that these experiences, good and bad, have…

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Grade Disclosure Debate Heats Up On Campus

By now, everyone on campus has heard about the debate surrounding the issue of grade disclosure. The change being considered by the Administration is to remove restrictions put in place that prevent students from disclosing grades and prevent recruiters from asking about grades. The proposed change would affect the class of 2008 and beyond. The…

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Last Remnants of Fall Fade From Campus

December has come yet in many places on and around campus the leaves have held fast to the trees – the ivy covering the walls of Spangler (shown here) is no exception. But the mild weather is sure to soon come to an end as is the end of the fall semester. Right around the…

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A Year of Absence: Six Stories of Courage, Hope, and Love

In April 2003, Jon Redmond (OE) set off for Iraq with the U.S. Army’s First Armored Division. While Jon attempted to establish order in his unruly sector of Baghdad, his wife, Jessica Redmond, began researching the other side of war: life on the homefront. Her book about the struggles of military spouses while their loved…

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Some Endure Hell Week, Others Hit the Waves

If you’re like most ECs, there were probably moments during Hell Week where you wished you could dump the monkey suit and head for the hills. Other ECs either had enough sense to get out of dodge and opt out of the whole dedicated interviewing process. If you fall into this group, you may have…

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Brain Teasers Are Least-Favorite Interview Type

Hell Week has come and gone for ECs as RCs start thinking about a time not too far into the future when they’ll have to face rapid fire of interviewers eager to evaluate, rank, analyze, and grade. Interviews can be painful at times, as we’re sure many ECs can attest. Ever felt like there was…

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HBSers Bring Back the 80's at Vinalia

HBSers came out in numbers for an ’80’s-themed party at Vinalia on Friday, October 21, to celebrate well, the ’80’s. Here, Frank Yang (OJ), Andrew Kay (OH), Thomas Casarella (OF), Syl Apps (OH), and Alex Michael (OH) make us at the Harbus long for the days of Larry Bird, White Riot, and Buick Grand Nationals.

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For the Softer-Spoken: A Little Knock Will Do

What would we do without our section norms? One of the more debatable seems to be how to subtly (or not-so-subtly) tell that sectionmate of yours to turn it up a notch. Although knocking seems to be a fan favorite, the results are mixed. Let them know after class? Visibly communicate your disgust? Let it…

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HBS Rugby Adds Shad Treasure Chest to Collection

The RFC has enjoyed enormous success over a glorious 43-year history. Touring is the highlight of the semester for many team members, and over the years the squad has devastated opponents from around the globe. The overwhelming success has created a major problem, however. What to do with all that shiny hardware? The pile of…

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Harbus Archives

Dear Ms. Spilker: I enjoyed my recent visit to The HarbusOnline…thank you for your service. I am writing to inquire if you are aware of any way to access Harbus articles from September – December 1998 replica breitling — ideally, online (I do not reside in the Boston area). I wrote humor columns for Section…

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IM Sports: Getting Your Kicks at HBS

Intramural soccer is one of the many intramural sports that takes place at HBS during the fall semester. Another fan favorite is IM flag football, which wraps up its season in the near future. Here, HBSers settle a score on the soccer field in a match between competing section teams. See the Sports section of…

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Eric Peterson Voted Favorite Among Case Protagonists

Ever find yourself conversing with fellow HBSers about the plight of protagonists from those memorable RC cases?ÿ Maybe drawing upon the timeless knowledge imparted on us by the likes of Donna Dubinsky and Rob Parsons?ÿ Well, ok, maybe not, but we’d like to think that more than a few of these selfless crusaders might surface…

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Permission to print

Dear Sir; What would be required in receiving permission to reprint the Harbus article on Michael Lee-Chin, Monday, February 10, 2003?I am writing a small text on Entrepreneurship for the Caribbean and would like to include it if we can obtain gratis permission?? Your truly, Dr. Ken BlawattVisiting Professor

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Students Choose Baker Library as Favorite New Addition

What good would a $1.8 billion endowment be if you didn’t get out and spend it once in a while? For ECs, there have been many notable additions to the HBS campus this year, the most prominent being the re-opening of a newly renovated Baker Library (finally a good place to study!). For RCs, the…

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H-BS at HBS

First and foremost, welcome/welcome back to H-BS – I of course here mean the humor section of the Harbus, not the business school. Make no mistake, this is and will endure as the pinnacle of Harvard Business School literature. Since the inception of the Harbus in 1778, the humor section has made students of all…

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Welcome, Class of 2007!

For many in this world of ours, this year may be the same as any other year. It is not all too difficult for most of us to remember a time just a short while ago when a day at the office or a day in the field was not all much different than the…

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EC's: This is Our Year

Class of ’06, let me be the first to say ‘welcome back’ on behalf of the Harbus editorial staff. Being away from campus and away from the Boston area made me miss all the things that really make this place special…like granola parfaits and a well-staffed army of round-the-clock campus groundskeepers. But honestly, it is…

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