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Street Insiders Commune On Vault.com

Calling themselves “shaken and saddened,” the folks at that MBA web Mecca, Vault.com, endured a trying day and maintained their message boards as a forum for Wall Street insiders to share information and vent their feelings. Some of the messages posted on the investment banking, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture boards following the World Trade…

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Zibby Talks Tech

I’ve always considered myself technologically savvy. I was the family member who would set up the new CD player. I knew how to adjust the tracking on the VCR when the image was unclear. And, hey, I worked at an Internet incubator in California during the peak of the dot-com economy. Why wouldn’t I be…

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Baker Library – Getting to Know You

Nearly 600 members of the MBA class of 2003 are now familiar with the dreams of Martin-particularly the `interview from Hell’ and his discovery of the resources at Baker Library that enabled him to ace the interview. The library orientation started with a multi-media slide show featuring Martin and his dream interview with a growing…

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The HBS Story

Harvard was considering business training as early as 1885. University President Charles W. Eliot felt that Harvard should offer more training and guidance to its college graduates, particularly since increasing numbers of them were entering careers in industry and finance rather than the traditional careers of ministry, law, medicine and education. The Spanish War in…

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Jack Welch: A Graduate's Take

On a gorgeous afternoon in which the sun gently descended upon, and yet still burned, the exposed skin of the cheerful spectators gathered south of the Charles River in front of Baker Library, legendary CEO of General Electric Jack Welch also attempted to both float and yet sear his words of wisdom into the exposed…

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The Thrill of the Grill, New American Style

The Thrill of the Grill, New American Styleby James Campbell, NKTremont 647 is a charming neighborhood bistro set in the heart of Boston’s chi-chi South End. Since opening in 1996 it’s earned quite a reputation for `boldly flavored American cuisine with inventive global influences’. An intriguing promise, but would the reality live up to the…

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Too Comfortable for Its Own Good?

Was the renovation of Mellon Hall too successful?In undertaking the work, HBS housing officials intended to make the dormitory more comfortable for students, and the building’s initial residents have responded enthusiastically, with a whopping 68 of the 72 first-year residents of Mellon opting to renew their leases for next year. But that achievement is putting…

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'03 Behemoth Bears Down on HBS

HBS admissions officials are still putting the final touches on the Class of 2003-the final round of admissions acceptance letters was mailed earlier this month-but administrators are already bracing for its arrival, which they expect to be the largest one-time influx of new MBA students in school history.With the end of the two-cohort system, the…

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Thought Leadership Speaker Series

The impetus for the Student Association’s Thought Leadership Speaker Series arose from students’ demand to gain more exposure to some of the world’s most renowned business thought leaders: HBS faculty. Although students explore a wealth of ideas and frameworks throughout the MBA program, exposure to the thought leaders that develop this intellectual capital is restricted…

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Jans Survive Term 1

While 1500 HBS students are taking their final exams and either preparing for their summer travel and reintroductions into the real world (or at least for summer internships), the 350 January cohort students of the Class of 2002 are ready for another term at HBS. This is the last crop of Januaries, after the decision…

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Prospective Students Expected on Campus

A wave of prospective members of the HBS Class of 2003 will arrive on campus this Friday for Admitted Students Weekend. The weekend will provide the first peek behind the curtain for many at the place they will call home for the next two years. As they embark on their journey towards an MBA, they…

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EC Course Review now online

Aiming to help first year students make better-informed decisions regarding their second year classes, The Harbus Online launched the second annual review of Elective Curriculum (EC) courses on April 19. The EC Course Review collects and sorts the opinions of second year students on the courses they took this academic year. For the second consecutive…

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Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) case discussed at ABC Conference

“Rod, would you mind starting us off?” When Professor Walter Kuemmerle asked how many HBS students were present in class at the case discussion held during the Africa Business Club Conference, I don’t think all eight would have eagerly raised their hands if they imagined the possibility of a cold call. Thankfully, Rod Norman (NC)…

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Competing at the Vanderbilt eStrategy Contest

Although they all envy our Cyberposium, other business schools have creative approaches to foster student enthusiasm for technology. The Owen School (Vanderbilt University), for example, organizes a major eStrategy contest every year, where MBA students from every school in the US are asked to provide advice to the leading sponsor on one of their major…

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Presidential Escapades

The greatest challenge any student faces at HBS is managing time. With thirteen cases, Shad hours and involvement in a number of clubs and societies, for most students, almost all the weekdays are really packed. However when it comes to weekends, the situation is usually the same. The most recent Presidents’ Day Weekend is one…

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Society & Enterprise Debuts as Final Foundations Segment

It is perhaps fitting that Professor James Austin, the course head for Society & Enterprise was in the same study group as Mr. Ray Gilmartin, Chairman, President, and CEO of Merck. A discussion with Mr. Gilmartin and two case discussions with Merck professionals on the company’s role in developing specific health programs in parts of…

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Columbia Business School Young Alumni Council

Getting Startedo Start the process early and stick with it. The job search can be a full time job itself. It takes time to find the right firm, get that initial meeting and build rapport. Internships are not always advertised, and you may have to volunteer time to get your foot in the door.o Be…

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Business as Unusual

Anita Roddick, CEO of The Body Shop, presented an alternate view to Harvard Business School students last week: business is not about money, it is about responsibility. Several students who left early in the presentation, mostly likely wishing that they had attended the Color Squad games instead, were probably not ready for Roddick’s healthy dose…

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Editorial

Welcome to the G.W.Bush special issue. Spearheaded by Rick Zednik NF the issue aims at bringing the new president of the US and HBS’s most powerful alum closer to members of the community. As with all special issues to come, this has been explored under various sections of the paper with spoofs and cartoons in…

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