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Why can’t we learn to Share?

It’s amazing how much we talk about cohesive organizations, cross-functional collaborations, and synergies in classes, but when it comes to sharing alumni rosters, there’s a pervasive stalemate between different schools and colleges at Harvard. This article is about the reluctance of different schools and colleges in universities to share their alumni networks with each other….

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The Curious Case of the Asian Harvard Annual Conference

More than 600 students, faculty, and invited business leaders from around the world attended the 2009 Harvard Asia Business Conference, the largest annual conference Harvard University has to offer. With large delegations flying over from all across Asia and especially entire student delegations and faculty from Chinese universities, this is a conference that embodies much…

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The Agony of Choice

If you have just arrived at this hallowed establishment, bright-eyed and eager, you may be thinking the hard part is over – writing those essays, studying for the GMAT etc. But no, the toughest challenge lies ahead. But not yet, you will have to wait nearly a year. Then you too will experience the joys…

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Warmth After A Severe Snowstorm

On January 10, 2008, southern China was struck by a violent snowstorm that lasted 3 weeks. The storm killed at least 107 people, destroyed houses and crops, ripped down power lines, and interrupted the water supply. Over 100 Million people were directly affected by the snowstorm. 1.7 million of the population were forced to evacuate…

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Another Final Four Appearance

The Harvard Business School Soccer team traveled to the land of PinkBerry, In-N-Out Burgers, Snoop Dogg and Sheldon Wong (OC) in what was the team’s first appearance in the annual UCLA MBA Cup. For the second time this year, the team has had to relocate its practice, this time from the streets of Cambridge to…

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Building Your Learning Team Relationship

There is no magic formula for a happy Learning Team Relationship (LTR), but I have a few tips from RC and EC experiences: Pixxy-Trixabelle* (22, NA) is distraught. “My Learning Team just dumped me. I thought everything was going so well until last week! How can they leave me at a time like this?” Pixxy-Trixabelle…

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Feathered Friends

No, this article is not a study of avian evolution, a treatise on bird reproduction or even a paper investigating turkey migratory patterns (my days of publishing actual academic research are over, much to the joy of the scientific community). I’m concerned with, or at least bemused by, the recent explosion of the on-campus turkey…

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The Agony of Choice

If you have just arrived at this hallowed establishment, bright-eyed and eager, you may be thinking the hard part is over – writing those essays, studying for the GMAT etc. But no, the toughest challenge lies ahead. But not yet, you will have to wait nearly a year. Then you too will experience the joys…

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HBS Triumphs in KSG Debate

The HBS debate team recorded an historic victory against KSG in the annual grudge match on April 12th. Hundreds of supporters crammed into the Forum at the Kennedy School to hear the teams debate the motion “Most of the world’s problems are created by governments (and then solved by businesses).” Michael Walsh, Sridevi Raghavan and…

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Khatami Visit Sparks Protests at KSG

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami spoke at the Kennedy School of Government last Sunday at the invitation of KSG’s dean, David Ellwood and the faculty. His speech at the Kennedy School was part of a two-week speaking tour across five American cities, and appeared to be the first time Mr. Khatami has been able to…

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EC Summer Internship Experience – Mountains for Miracles

This summer I had the opportunity, made possible by the SEI Summer Fellowship Program, to work full-time as the Director of Mountains for Miracles, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded last year by HBS and KSG students. Mountains for Miracles is dedicated to supporting innovative pediatric oncology research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the…

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Business Plans for China Dominate Competition

China is one of the most intensely discussed countries in most business conversations today and has found its way into almost every RC course. It is not surprising therefore that the winning business plans for both the traditional and social enterprise (‘concept’ phase) tracks were targeted to Chinese communities. The HBS Business Plan Contest Awards…

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HBS Students Vote that Management Consultants Add No Value

“Management consulting is a pie-eating contest, in the which winning prize is yet more pies,” quips James Crabtree, a student at the Kennedy School and ex-Worlds debater, to the audience at the Leadership & Ethics Forum event last Tuesday. In the time-honored tradition of parliamentary debate, four student speakers took turns arguing for and against…

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KSG-HBS Debate: A Bare Knuckle Showdown

It was with great fan fair and anticipation that these two heralded debate teams met in the historic Kennedy School Forum last Tuesday, March 1st. Festivities began with an air of debauchery as the audience imbibed on free beer and fish crackers. This was the first meeting of what should be an annual tradition on…

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Democracy in the Middle East: An Oxymoron?

The following is the first of a series of articles on major political issues by Political Columnist Navroz Udwadia (NA). January 30th 2004 saw the Prime Minister of Turkey visit the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), where he gave a speech that focused squarely on an issue of great importance to the world: democracy in…

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Live from KSG

On Monday, November 19, Chris Matthews hosted Democratic Presidential candidate Carol Moseley Braun on the fifth edition of ‘Hardball: Battle for the White House.’ The series, co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), airs live on MSNBC and gives members of the Harvard community an opportunity to ask…

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CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to the HBS soccer club, which finished the fall season with a hard-fought 3-2 victory in the finals of the Boston Graduate League. Having finished the regular season in first place, the HBS “A” squad drew the top seed for the post-season tournament. It then proceeded to handily beat Babson 5-1 in the semi-finals….

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Live From KSG – Presidential Candidate Dick Gephardt Impresses Harvard Students on MSNBC's Hardball

On Monday November 3, the fourth installment of Hardball: Battle for the White House took place live from the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) with Representative Dick Gephardt and host Chris Matthews. The series, shown live on MSNBC every Monday night, gives students from the Harvard community the opportunity to ask questions of the Democratic…

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Live from KSG

Last Monday evening October 20th, Chris Matthews hosted the second in a series of shows titled Hardball: Battle for the White House, Live from Harvard, hosted by MSNBC and the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), to a sold-out crowd. The weekly program allows students from the Harvard community to…

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Dinner with the Prince

So here is why I love Harvard. Last Monday I was scheduled to have afternoon coffee with a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Congress. At very few other places would I have the opportunity to casually mention to a retired congressman after class that I would love to chat with him and would next Monday…

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Events Around Town

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…

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Events Around Town

art/designWed., April 23-“Mnemonic Devices: Structures of Identity, Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art.” (Radcliffe Fellowship Program) Lisa Saltzman. Cronkhite Graduate Center, 6 Ash St., 4 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.Wed., April 23-“Learning from Performers: Lee Mingwei.” (OfA) Lee Mingwei will present slides. Room G-08, Larsen Hall, GSE, 14 Appian Way, 7:30 p.m….

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Events Around Town

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…

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Events Around Town

ArtsTue., Feb. 11- “Artists as Activists: Muslim Women Artists in New York City.” (GSE Arts in Education Program) Munir Jiwa, New School University. Room G-08, Larsen Hall, 14 Appian Way, GSE, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible Thu., Feb. 13- “A Changing Picture: European Art Museums Today.” (HUAM) Annamaria Petrioli Tofani,…

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The Harbus Intraview

My Date With A Former Phone-Sex OperatorBy Kimberly McClure …Well, okay, so I was just trying to get your attention with the title, but the many phone conversations I had with Lincoln Alabaster before we met were just as entertaining …assuming anyone who ever calls phone sex lines is only in it for the laughs….

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The Intraview's Post Game Interview

Me ‘n’ Her Goldie: After last week’s Intraview I would have expected you to shut down the entire African dance class so that you and Mike received a private dance lesson surrounded only by the teacher and giddy drummers. What gives? Brooks: I planned the date before I realized others had set the bar so…

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Decoding the Culture

Just before starting Power and Influence, I sought a final polishing from a friend of mine. Paula, a newspaper editor, is much worldlier than I am. I told her that I was attempting to adapt to the HBS culture, to sheath the edges of my iconoclasm in wool skirts and blazers. Paula had been in…

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Into the Lion's Mouth

My HBS classmate at the Kennedy School with the spiffy name card seemed certain I could survive the B-School. But first, I’d fish him for information. I was coy: “Any…ad-vice?” I thought he would give me something subtle, something that would allow me to negotiate the complex corridors of the B-School’s culture. “Don’t wear leaves…

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Cross-Registering Across the River

I never intended to cross-register at Harvard’s Business School. As a high school teacher in Wisconsin, I never even intended to attend Harvard. I only applied to goad a former student and graduating senior into applying to Harvard’s undergraduate program. He wouldn’t hear of it. Wisconsin was too removed from Harvard-the great and daunting icon…

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