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What’s Next For New Orleans?

Having recently marked the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster, New Orleans is now coping with new social and community redevelopment challenges. As the only US service-based January Term IXP, the 2011 New Orleans IXP will offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience first-hand one of the most…

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IXP – New Orleans

More than 40 HBS students, faculty and staff landed in New Orleans on January 6 ready to roll up their sleeves for the next 10 days and put their knowledge and skills to practical use. The New Orleans IXP began five years ago as a student-led initiative to help clear the destruction caused by Hurricane…

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WINTER IMMERSION EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

With January just around the corner, The Harbus is getting its wanderlust on. Last year, we devoted an entire issue to global immersion coverage. In anticipation of all the captivating places you will visit and people you will encounter over J-Term, we would like to share the history of the Winter Immersion Experience Program at…

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Immersion Experience – The Baby in the King Cake

Nearly fifty HBS students spent ten days in New Orleans. They completed service projects for 9 different organizations while down there, doing everything from writing business plans to building houses to assessing the mortgage market. For those of you who don’t know what a King Cake is, picture a cinnamon bun. Only way bigger. And…

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2008 HBS Service Immersion to New Orleans

Not long ago Harry Anderson said, “The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.” The group of 40 HBS students, faculty, and staff who traveled to The Big Easy this January certainly encountered its fair share of challenges – not the least of which involved…

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Student Association Launches Community Impact Fund

In a move to continue supporting community projects led by HBS students, the Student Association is taking the unprecedented step of creating a dedicated $20,000 fund. The Community Impact Fund will subsidize student-led ventures that positively impact the broader community. The fund’s mission and structure were approved by the Senate last week. “This is an…

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Community Development Silo – Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Eight students, staff, and faculty worked on two planning and policy projects for the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO). LANO is the statewide advocacy group for the nonprofit sector in Louisiana. Besides lobbying on behalf of the entire sector at the State House in Baton Rouge, LANO operates regional satellite offices including one in…

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Community Development Silo – Habitat for Humanity

Fourteen students, partners, and administrators worked with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the St. Tammany parish, about 40 miles north of New Orleans. HBSers worked alongside future Habitat homeowners and the construction crew on a wide variety of projects, including installing doorframes inside homes, cutting and putting siding outside of homes, and debris…

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2007 HBS Service Immersion to New Orleans, LA

40 HBS students embarked on the business school experience of a lifetime, to positively impact lives that have been affected by the devastation of hurricane Katrina by applying highly sought after business skills learned through classroom instruction and work experience. It was football fever time in New Orleans. On January 3, the LSU Tigers played…

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Education Silo – Cowen Institute

Seven students and professor Stacey Childress worked on a strategic planning project with The Cowen Institute, a newly formed institute at Tulane University that seeks to serve the needs of charter schools in New Orleans. As a result of Hurricane Katrina, over 50% of New Orleans public schools have become charters (publicly funded but independently…

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Education Silo – New Schools for New Orleans

Prior to Katrina, New Orleans was ineffective at educating the majority of its children. By virtually any metric, the public school system was woefully underperforming, both in terms of educating students and managing schools. In a strange twist of fate, the arrival of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 provided an opportunity to wipe the…

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SA/MBA Awards: Students Honored for Exceptional Contributions

On Wednesday, April 5, 17 students were presented with SA/MBA awards at a breakfast honoring their exceptional contributions to the HBS community. Recipients: Mark Ralls, Si Ping (May) Yu, Puja SehgalNominator: Tim ButlerDescription: Career Teams Program Mark, May and Puja led the revision of a program involving over 250 RC students and led by over…

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New Orleans Non-Profit Thanks Volunteers for Help on New Orleans Trek

DearÿHarbus Editor,ÿHope Community Credit Unionÿopened itsÿNew Orleans branch in December of 2004 on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.ÿ When the branch opened, weÿbecame the first andÿonlyÿfinancial institutionÿto operate in the Central City community inÿnearlyÿ40 years.ÿÿThe opening marked another milestoneÿin the revitalization of theÿCentral City Community.ÿÿÿOur Grand Opening was a celebration of many community groups and leaders…

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HBSers Lead New Orleans Hurricane Relief Trek

The mission of Harvard Business School (HBS) is to educate leaders who will make a difference in the world. That mission was put to work in New Orleans, La., in early January. During a trip that was the first step of a long-term, student-led relief initiative, a group of 57 MBA students, administrators and faculty…

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Social Enterprise Perspectives: Restoring My Faith in Public Schools

Organization: Chicago Public SchoolsLocation: Chicago, IL In 1984, my parents left South Korea with only $500 in their pockets. They left everything and everyone they knew to come to the United States because they wanted to provide me with a great education. Their sacrifice has always underscored the value of education for me. It has…

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It's Your 6th Day on the Job. Run For Your Life.

I just got back from a great (mis)adventure. I had to go to New Orleans for work on Tuesday (my 6th day at my new job in private equity) with plans to return on Wednesday. Given the hurricane forecast to hit later in the week, I checked with all the relevant sources (hotel, meeting, etc.)…

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House of Blues Cambridge Sings Its Final Tune

In 1992, Isaac Tigrett took a historical colonial house on Winthrop Street in Harvard Square, and turned it into the birthplace of a music legend. Tigrett imagined a home that would combine live music and southern-inspired cuisine in an environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art. To honor his…

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Uncle Rester's Dusty Crate

New Orleans legends for more than three decades, the Meters represent the acme of rhythmic bands from the seventies. Led by Art Neville, The Meters’ history is New Orleans’ funk history; their singles represent its milestones. The Meters OriginsThe history begins in 1967, with the group ‘Art Neville and the Neville Sounds’, formed by Art…

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Winter Travel Tips

It’s that time of year again. Time to start planning your winter travels. Whether it’s home for Thanksgiving or a great Spring Break, here are some tips for traveling cheaply and smartly. This year, more than any other year in recent memory, the number one way to save money is to book as early as…

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As Winter Turns to Spring, Section G Turns Up The Heat

In the last two weeks, members of section G have enjoyed the highs and lows of the craps tables at Foxwoods, a successful ski trip to Killington, Vermont and raucous night of Karaoke in downtown Boston. The Foxwoods trip, according to social czar Charles “Chuckie” Duhigg was conceived to give students “an opportunity to cover…

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