We write to respond to Kwame Spearman’s recent critique of DateHarvardSQ (www.dateharvardsq.com), which admonished us for not launching our website with functionality for Harvard women and the LGBT community. Unfortunately, Kwame’s analysis was regrettably uninformed. The success of DateHarvardSQ has always been and will always be about one thing – connecting all people in search… Continue reading Letter to the Editor – Response to Kwame Spearman’s Article
On December 2, Dean Jay Light announced his plans to retire at the end of the academic year after a career that spanned 40 prolific years at Harvard Business School. Light commented that he has been considering retirement for some time now and that the decision was not precipitated by any specific event. University President… Continue reading Dean Jay Light to Retire
Welcome back, Class of 2010, and special welcome to the new Class of 2011 RCs! For the new students on campus, we are the co-presidents of the Student Association (or SA for short), the student government representing the MBA student body. The SA has been hard at work this summer to make for the best… Continue reading A Top Ten List – BEST Year Ever
Over 150 past and current TechMedia Club members gathered in the Williams Room on Monday, March 17th for the club’s annual Alumni Dinner. The Williams Room was abuzz on Monday, March 17th as over 150 past and current TechMedia Club members gathered for the club’s annual Alumni Dinner. The event allowed tech and media-focused alumni… Continue reading TechMedia Alumni Dinner A Major Success
The HBS Dorm Energy Competition and SFP/OWA Energy Challenge have been underway for three weeks now with residents making small changes in their behavior to decrease electricity consumption by 10% over the four week period. Residents have also been asked to sign the Harvard Sustainability Pledge at //www.greencampus.harvard.edu/pledge. For every pledge signed Harvard University will… Continue reading HBS Dorm Energy Competition and SFP/OWA Energy Challenge Heat up With One Week to Go
HBS marked a unique occasion today – the installation of its “Centennial Bell” in the cupola of the School’s Baker Library. The bell replaces one of eighteen bells made in Russia before the Russian Revolution and owned by Harvard University for more than 75 years. In the course of the next year or so, all… Continue reading NEW RUSSIAN BELL TOLLS AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
The Memorial ChurchHARVARD UNIVERSITYCambridge, MA 02138Phone: (617) 495-5508Fax: (617) 496-9166 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Leslie Kress firstname.lastname@example.org Calendar Listing Who:William W. GeorgeHarvard Business School Professor and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. Best-selling author of Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, and True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. What:Francis Greenwood… Continue reading Francis Greenwood Peabody Lecture
On the weekend of February 10, 2007, over 1,000 students, scholars, professionals and executives continued a more-than-decade-long tradition by congregating on the Harvard Business School campus to attend the 16th Annual Asia Business Conference at Harvard University. This year’s conference, entitled “Transformation and Sustainability,” focused on the rapid transformation Asia is undergoing as a result… Continue reading Asia Business Conference 2007
Learn a few easy steps that will minimize your impact on the environment. “I will exercise more.” “I will spend more time with family and friends.” “I will lose weight.” Most of us make New Year’s resolutions each year, vowing to improve our lives and ourselves. But who makes New Year’s resolutions for our natural… Continue reading Green Living – New Year, Green You!
Over the Columbus Day holiday, thirty students from the Harvard University community, including several of HBS’ Green Living representatives, took a field trip to the FCR Recycling plant. The trip provided the opportunity to learn about a booming industry around the efficient recovery of waste products for future use. FCR is the largest recycling plant… Continue reading Green Living Visits FCR Recycling Plant
Though I have been at HBS for awhile, first as a student, then as a faculty member, and now as dean, I still feel a tremendous sense of anticipation and excitement when the School returns to its full level of activity each September. It’s a great time to be on campus. This year we greet… Continue reading Letter From The Dean
On Tuesday, April 11, Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana will become the third potential 2008 presidential candidate to visit Harvard University in the past 12 months. Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, another presidential aspirant, spent last week as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. John Edwards,… Continue reading Potential 2008 Presidential Candidate Senator Evan Bayh to Visit HBS
“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… Continue reading Thoughts on Summers' Resignation from Harbus Readers
Most students know some recycling is happening on campus and see signs of recycling in dining halls and in their dorms. But do students actually know how recycling efforts at Harvard compare with other universities, and do they know how the business school is performing in terms of recycling? From January 29 to April 8,… Continue reading RecycleMania!
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 –… Continue reading Welcome from the Dean
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,… Continue reading Letter from Harvard Graduate Council (HGC) to Larry Summers Regarding NBER Remarks
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… Continue reading Larry Summers: A Presidency In Trouble?
PepsiCo has had a long history of surprising and delighting consumers with its celebrity-based advertising, which frequently gives the audience a heartwarming yet tongue-in-cheek insight into their favorite entertainers. PepsiCo kept up with this tradition even during its company presentation for RCs on Dec 2nd when much to the delight of the assembled crowd, Andy… Continue reading Adventures on The Apprentice: PepsiCo brings Andy Litinsky, Harvard University and ex-Apprentice 2004, to HBS
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… Continue reading Open for Business Supports National Coming Out Day
A new force is taking Harvard University by storm. It is called The Network at Harvard, the first and only network organization uniting all of Harvard University’s graduate school women from the graduate schools of arts and sciences, business, law, government, medicine, education, public health, divinity, dentistry and design. The Network launched in early February… Continue reading The Network at Harvard Launched in February
The Committee on College Life (CCL) at Harvard University has voted to approve the H-Bomb, a magazine that will be run by students and which will feature fiction, sex advice, art and also, nude photographs of Harvard undergraduate students. Fourteen members of the CCL approved the H-Bomb as an official Harvard publication. Two members abstained.… Continue reading The Latest H-Bomb:
A new force is taking Harvard University by storm. It is called The Network at Harvard and it will be the first organization to unite all the women students at Harvard University’s graduate schools of arts and sciences, business, law, government, medicine, education, public health, divinity, dentistry, and design. The HBS Women’s Students Association (WSA)… Continue reading The Network at Harvard Launches
Since last week, HBS is a more environmentally friendly place to be. Few people noticed the electricity generation solar panels being installed on Shad’s roof, but the building will now generate around 36kW of power at peak times, which is the equivalent of the energy needs of 20 households. This amount will spare the emission… Continue reading HBS Sets a Milestone in Renewable Energy
Art & DesignTue., Sept. 30 “Planning for Great Cities.” (Loeb Fellowship Program, GSD) Ofer Manor, chief architect, City of Jerusalem, Israel; Gerald Green, director of planning, City of San Francisco; Ann Coulter, executive vice president, RiverCity Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Gund Hall, GSD, 48 Quincy St., 12:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 1 “American Neoclassical Sculpture: Another Marble… Continue reading Events Around Town
Mon., May 5 – “Turning Ideas into Action: Reflections on Policy Making in Massachusetts” Tripp Jones, former executive director of MassINC, Join us for the Spring 2003 Rappaport Institute Public Service Lecture Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street 5:30PM Tue., May 6-“State-Civil Society Relations in a Post-Authoritarian Context: The… Continue reading Events Around Harvard
Wed., April 9 – “An Art World Transformed: Artists and Patrons in 19th Century Calcutta.” (HUAM) Susan S. Bean, curator of South Asian and Korean art and culture, Peabody-Essex Museum. Lecture hall, Sackler Museum, 6 p.m. Thu., April 10 – “The Work of Diller + Scofidio.” (VES) Elizabeth Diller, architect, will discuss the work of… Continue reading Events Around Town
We are excited to be on board with The Harbus 2003 team and to be charged with bringing dynamic, informative and provocative news to the HBS campus. Many of you have indicated that you would welcome a wider breadth of news coverage at The Harbus, and we look forward to working with you to make… Continue reading Greetings from the 2003 News & Campus Affairs Editorial Team!
Can I continue my Harvard Student Health Plan?The Harvard Student Health Plan continues through August 31st of the year you graduate for June graduates, or February 28th for March graduates. It is currently not possible to continue this same plan beyond this end date. What are my options?.Health Insurance coverage can be obtained two ways:… Continue reading Health Insurance Options for Graduating Students
Drawing to close a long, contentious relationship between the famous Black Studies professor Cornell West and Harvard University President Lawrence Summers, The New York Times reported Saturday that Professor Cornell West will leave Harvard for Princeton. Princeton University confirmed Prof. West’s appointment to a senior position in their religion department. For several months, Prof. West… Continue reading Professor Cornell West Departs for Princeton
What we do for youEver wonder what life is like at other Harvard graduate schools such as the Divinity School, Education School or Law School? While it is tempting to only cross the river to visit Shay’s, the role of the four HBS Senators who serve on the Harvard Graduate Council (HGC) is to ensure… Continue reading The Harvard Graduate Council: