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Put your data analysis skills to the test – take part in the Datathon for Diabetes

Diabetes is a global pandemic. Characterized by chronic high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) due to the body’s failure to produce enough insulin, diabetes affects over 9% of the population in the US alone, and of those people, approximately 25% are undiagnosed.  More alarmingly so, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that 415 million people have…

On Campus

HBS Team Places Third in MIT Sloan Sales Competition

As a prominent HBS entrepreneur-in-residence put it so eloquently, “Sales is sex, marketing is masturbation.”  Marketing is being alone in a room, staring a computer with the door closed.  Sales is interaction—meeting people, going door-to-door, pressing the flesh so to speak.  Though both sales and marketing have their time and place, this begs the question:…

On Campus

IBM’s Watson Narrowly Defeats HBS Jeopardy! Team in Harrowing Battle of Man vs. Machine

On the afternoon of Halloween, three talented HBS students competed against IBM’s Watson supercomputer in the great American game of Jeopardy! cartier santos 100 replica.  The competition conjured the collegiate spirit of a homecoming football game.  Students and faculty, some dressed in the colors of their home team, packed into Burden Auditorium to watch the…

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HBS Rugby Football Club (RFC) Crushes MIT

Lots of off season gym work paid dividends for HBS rugby as the squad came out bigger and faster than ever before in its season opening scrimmage against MIT. The old saying “if you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the other side of the Smoot bridge” held true once again as HBS…

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HBS Rugby Tops MIT 17-12

Following a season opening 24-0 win over Rutland, HBS Rugby played its home opener on Saturday, September 13th versus MIT. On a day very similar to last week’s hot and muggy game, HBS Rugby looked to improve on it’s first performance. Missing several key players, including Co-Captain Joel Hartel (OB), HBS leaned heavily on its…

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New Section Helps Students Celebrate

Hundreds of HBS students have attended three events hosted by Section Q, a new student organization for straight allies who support people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. This year a new section was introduced to the HBS community: Section Q. Twice this year, Section Q hosted mixers open to all HBS students…

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Message from Joe Badaracco and Kim Budd

Harvard Business School commends organizations like Section Q that promote diversity in our community. The incident at MIT reminds us all of the importance of our Community Values and the need for continued attention to the issues of respect for all members of our community. One example of our efforts to promote a safe, respectful…

News

HBS SOCCER TAKES IT TO THE HOUSE

As a young player growing up in North Carolina, Andrew Crawford (OF) dreamed of having the opportunity to play on the world’s largest graduate school soccer stage, the Texas Winter Classic. Despite the unpredictable Boston weather, Crawford and his teammates of the Harvard Business School soccer team were able to escape over a foot of…

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The Claw brings EC Student to ABC's American Inventor Final

Forest, who just finished his Ph.D at MIT grad-school, and Moeller, a student at Harvard Business School – college friends turned business partners – are bringing a solution to cyclists everywhere with The Claw, a replacement for a ceiling hook from which to hang a bicycle. The Claw automatically grabs hold of a bicycle hoisted…

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Student Profile – Doug Moorehead (OB)

Doug Moorehead (OB) was born in Cambridge, OH, in 1974. His life has taken him on a world wide journey from the Naval Academy to Naval SEALs training to Iraq. Doug’s grandfather was an officer in the Navy and fought in WWII, and his father was a pilot in Vietnam. While Doug felt like the…

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Airlines: The Most Profitable Industry in the World! (Yes, you read correctly)

Managing Director of the Seabury Group consulting, Joe Schottland, explained to HBS students why he is placing big bets on the airline industry. Few consider the airline industry to be an attractive investment, particularly given the recent wave of bankruptcies, high fuel prices, security risks and ongoing labor battles. On November 21, HBS welcomed Joe…

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Rugby Club Qualifies for "Final Four"

BOSTON – In their final match of the regular season, the HBS Rugby Club took to a soggy, flooded field Saturday and promptly drowned the playoff hopes of local rivals MIT with a stunning shut-out victory, earning Harvard a spot in the league’s “Final Four” tournament. HBS drew blood early in the first half, when…

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RCs Plant a Learning SEED at Local Non-Profit

Early Saturday morning, April 22, RCs from Sections A and B visited the Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy at MIT. Jermaine Warren (NB), Bianca Tabourn (NB), Scott Jacobs (NB), Tom Replogle (NB), Jaison Battle (NA) and Jonathan Wilkins (NA) led 35 high school students in an interactive learning session. Students were given a…

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Rugby Recap: HBS Barbarian Squad Punishes MIT's B Team

In other rugby news… Thirsty for revenge against MIT, HBS’ Barbarians squad controlled the entire game and defeated MIT’s B side 19-0 with the best rugby they’ve played in two years. With some ruggers playing their first game ever, it didn’t show as the team made great tackles, smooth passes, and smart plays. Up front…

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Business Plan Competition Winners Announced at 21st Annual E-Club Conference

On March 3rd, the 21st Annual Entrepreneurship Conference was held at HBS. With keynote speakers Mike Lazaridis, Founder of Research in Motion, and Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko’s, and over 40 distinguished panelists, the conference addressed issues from financing a venture to building the right team. The highlight of the conference, however, was the Nokia…

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Making a Difference Through Technology

Dr. Alex “Sandy” Pentland of MIT’s Media Lab came to HBS on December 2 to talk about ways in which he and other technological innovators are applying their knowledge to help those in developing countries. The talk was sponsored by the International Business and Development Club as well as the Entrepreneurship Club. Dr. Pentland is…

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COOP Announces 6% Rebate, Payback Increases 20% Over 2003 Rebate

Cambridge, MA. October 18, 2004- The Harvard Cooperative Society (THE COOP) today announced a rebate of 6% to all paid-up members on merchandise sales of $ 39,629,828. Members will soon receive a check returning 6% of the value of their purchases made at any of the six Coop locations, as well as mail order and…

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Duke Tournament: World Championships Of MBA Rugby

IntroductionOn Friday, 2nd April 2004 The Harvard Business School Rugby Football Club assembled in Duke, NC for the MBA Rugby World Championships, the holy grail of MBA rugby. For HBS this was the culmination of a year’s worth of hard training, and this tournament meant a lot to each and every rugger. On the road…

News

Focus On…Books

Reading for pleasure – do you remember what that is? Do you remember the last time you read anything that wasn’t in case format? Do you pick up a paperback and automatically flip to the back to subtract out the exhibits to see how many pages you actually have to read? If so, it is…

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On-Campus Interview Series: The Enforcer

This week we talk to Mike ‘Butt’ Butville (NB). In a previous life, Mike worked on nuclear reactors for the US Navy. Any thoughts about making a joke out of his surname or about ‘sailor-boys’ are immediately put down by his resemblance to a brick outhouse. We found this monstrous man in The Grille, musing…

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The HBS Lady Blades need YOU!

After a tough first up loss to MIT, the Lady Blades are fired up for a win in their next game. They play “Mothers On Edge”, a local league team featuring several HBS alumni. The game takes place at 6:00pm on Sunday, February 8th at Bright Hockey Rink, right near the Harvard Stadium. For more…

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

Mr. Andersson’s first entrepreneurial experience came when he was 16 years old. With savings from the stock market, he acquired an ice cream shop in his neighborhood, hired his siblings and his father (without pay), and made it a successful business which put him and his siblings through college. His most recent success was LightSpeed…

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Bush Drops H-Bomb on Kim Jong-Il; N. Korea Ends Nuclear Program

(Washington, D.C.) Fearing a potential massive loss of American lives if global diplomacy continues to remain ineffective at resolving the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, United Sates President George W. Bush made the fateful decision last night to drop the H-Bomb on North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il. Once Kim confirmed that Bush actually…

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HBS Rugby Engineers Double Victory at MIT

Blue skies and green grass were the conditions HBS Rugby was lucky enough to work with in handing two honorable MIT sides one more year of frustrating defeat. Last fall, a chilling monsoon-style drenching on Harvard’s gravel pit surface ended in a 37-17 HBS victory over the Engineers. There was no B-side match. This year…

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Alcohol Fuels HBS Victory

HBS opened their winning account with a comprehensive victory over MIT in the Boston Graduate League. Both teams took time to adjust to the uneven field. HBS, whose game is built on neat passing, found it difficult to control the ball and with half the team running on alcohol vapor from the previous night’s party…

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HBS Team Selected as a Finalist in the Nation's Largest Start-Up Competition for University Entrepreneurs

Granular Ink team, which includes two HBS students, has been selected as one of the finalists in the Carrot Capital Business Plan Challenge, a nationwide business plan competition geared towards helping university entrepreneurs get their businesses funded. Granular Ink will compete against 19 other teams from many of the leading schools across the country that…

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HBS Takes Top Three Places in Volleyball Tournament

On Saturday, November 9th, HBS hosted the annual Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament. There was an impressive turnout! Twelve teams from nine business schools (over 100 players) crammed into Shad for the event. HBS fielded three teams, which competed with teams from Wharton, MIT, Dartmouth, Kellogg, Chicago, Stern, Columbia, and Yale for the coveted brass trophy,…

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HBS Hammers MIT

Sometimes, Mother Nature just doesn’t cooperate. HBS Rugby’s plan to close the regular season and celebrate their storied rivalry with the Beavers of MIT by hosting a free BBQ was foiled by near-freezing temperatures, pouring rain, and bitter wind. While many fans braved the elements to come cheer on the ruggers against their evil and…

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Club Spotlight: B-School Blades

After an incredible 2001-2002 season, the B-School Blades are lacing up their skates for another successful year. Both the men’s and the women’s team took home trophies from last year’s Tuck tournament at Dartmouth College in February, beating out other b-school teams from Michigan, MIT, Tuck, and Wharton. And both teams skated to the championship…

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HBS Runs Wild at Boston College

On a sunny afternoon in April, nineteen members of the HBS Running Club left the comfort of the Charles running paths behind and ventured to Boston College to take on the MBA 5K Challenge. 300 runners from schools as far away as Texas and Tennessee took part, and full teams were entered by most Boston…

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