20* Questions

Meet Brittany Harris and Stefon Q Burns! These two RCs featured in this year’s Sankofa show. As Brittany’s EC resume editor, I can tell you  that in addition to being an artistic talent, she presently has a mean resume and she writes succinct, prompt and cogent emails. How about them apples. And, as a child… Continue reading 20* Questions

Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Daniel Koh (OE)

What: Major League Baseball Where: NY What did you do this summer?I worked in the Labor Relations and Economics group at Major League Baseball in New York City. Half of my summer involved determining player salary recommendations for the 30 Major League Baseball teams, specifically for their relief pitchers. The other half involved financial modeling… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Daniel Koh (OE)

Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Tunde Kehinde (OE)

What: Emerging Capital Partners Where: Lagos, Nigeria What did you do this summer?I worked in Lagos, Nigeria for an Africa-focused private equity group called Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ECP has over $1 billion of funds to invest exclusively in Africa and has invested in businesses all over the continent for over a decade. I was… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Tunde Kehinde (OE)

Regional Profiles – Northeast – New York City – Everything you Want and Much More Than you Need

New York City, you are the land of plenty: plenty of nicknames (Big Apple, City that Never Sleeps), diversity in boroughs, melting pot of cultures and stimulation a-plenty. It is impossible to define life in New York City, but suffice it to say- it can be whatever you want. Whether you’re a chameleon in search… Continue reading Regional Profiles – Northeast – New York City – Everything you Want and Much More Than you Need

Dr. Timothy Keller Attempts to Answer Life's Most Difficult Questions

On March 19th Dr. Timothy Keller’s presented “The Trouble with Christianity: Why it’s so hard to believe it” to the HBS community. On March 19, in a talk entitled “The trouble with Christianity: Why it’s so hard to believe it,” Dr. Timothy Keller addressed a crowd of believers and skeptics in Spangler Auditorium. A best-selling… Continue reading Dr. Timothy Keller Attempts to Answer Life's Most Difficult Questions

Art of Fashion at Fashion Week New York

Fashion is the most practical form of artistic expression. It is cultivated from the dress of art, emotions and thought. During the Fall 2008 Collection of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, the fashion capital of the world, fashion history continued to be etched on its runways. Perhaps this act was symbolized by… Continue reading Art of Fashion at Fashion Week New York

Student Profile, David Perpich (OD)

David was born March 31, 1977 in Washington DC. The oldest of three children, he attended a small high school and looked for a college that would not only be a fun experience but also infused with team spirit. What school could meet that criterion better than Duke? Although medicine seemed like an obvious choice… Continue reading Student Profile, David Perpich (OD)

Entering the Media Business in New York City

Although Los Angeles is the capital of the entertainment industry, New York will forever be the center of the universe. The cultural environments of Los Angeles and New York are polar opposites. Many HBS students have their hearts set for the excitement and buzz of New York and can barely fathom a life in Los… Continue reading Entering the Media Business in New York City

Student Profile – Khary Barnes (NI)

What brought Khary Barnes (NI) to Harvard Business School? Born and raised in Queens, New York, Barnes was chosen to be part of a program called A Better Chance at 14 years old. The program gave the first-generation Caribbean-American the opportunity for a better education, but this meant leaving the sights and sounds of New… Continue reading Student Profile – Khary Barnes (NI)

PricewaterhouseCooper's CEO Speaks about "Expectations, Regulations and Responsible Leadership"

The HBS Leadership and Values Committee hosted a presentation by PricewaterhouseCoopers’ CEO Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. Mr. DiPiazza spoke to the HBS community about “responsible leadership” on Thursday, February 16. Students had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with this esteemed leader, followed by a reception in the Spangler Auditorium lobby. Mr. DiPiazza… Continue reading PricewaterhouseCooper's CEO Speaks about "Expectations, Regulations and Responsible Leadership"

Latino Student Organization Hosts Alumni Dinner in New York

The Latino Student Organization (LASO) at Harvard Business School hosted its third annual alumni dinner at the Harvard Club of New York City on Friday, April 15th. More than 80 HBS alumni, current students, and guests filled the Harvard Club. Also present were members of the New American Alliance, a preeminent Latino business association, who… Continue reading Latino Student Organization Hosts Alumni Dinner in New York

Cupid's Arrow

Negligence in relationships occurs in two dominant varieties. Most of the time, two people discuss the situation and rectify it in some fashion. Sometimes, however, one party consistantly denies the existence of a problem yet embraces every possible chance to remind the other of his transgression. This is the fate of a man who forgets… Continue reading Cupid's Arrow

King Of The Night

“If you don’t know Patrick McMullan, you ought to get out more.” -Andy Warhol Ever wonder what it is like behind the scenes of those star-studded parties that you see plastered on the cover of US Weekly? Patrick McMullan, one of the world’s most celebrated party, fashion, and society photographers is just the person to… Continue reading King Of The Night

Mimi So Dazzles HBS

Last week the HBS Retail Club sponsored a discussion with Mimi So, New York City jewelry designer extraordinaire. Over the past ten years, So has built an impressive client list that includes the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Simpson, to name only a few. Fans of… Continue reading Mimi So Dazzles HBS

Quiz: How Well Do You Know HBS?

1. Which of the following really exists? A. Baker LibraryB. Professor Michael PorterC. Gainful employmentD. Santa ClausE. Tooth fairy 2. What is the name of the new building on campus? A. St. Mary’s Hall of the Immaculate LandscapingB. Baker LibraryC. Case Protagonist Webcasting Center (CPWC)D. Hawes HallE. I don’t know, but the brick doesn’t match… Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know HBS?

Where I'm From: A Young Black Male's Perspective

The day was August 20, 1990. I had just purchased a one-way train ticket out of the place I was born and raised, and in the process grown to despise. Seventeen years filled with poverty, crime, racial discrimination, police brutality, death, and all of the other social ills facing a young black male growing up… Continue reading Where I'm From: A Young Black Male's Perspective

What's Hot This Week

Student Association Ventures will be sponsoring a bus from the HBS campus to New York City at the end of the Spring semester on Dec. 20, after the final first-year exam. The one-way fare will be $50. Additionally, in response to questions from OD Senator Bradley Campbell, Ventures representative Rebecca Miele told the Senate meeting… Continue reading What's Hot This Week

Anthrax: Q&A With Student-Doctor

Q: Is the water supply safe?A: During the present emergency, City, State, and Federal agencies are carefully monitoring the water supply and it is likely that any problems will be rapidly detected. Results to date indicate that the water supply remains safe. Q: What about chemical or biological attacks?A: Using biological material as a weapon… Continue reading Anthrax: Q&A With Student-Doctor

Lining Up to 'Give Life'

All of the trappings of a typical blood drive were there–adults sitting at tables like kindergarteners eating animal crackers and drinking fruit juice, stacks of paperwork to fill out, shivers at the sight of the needles–but Wednesday’s Red Cross blood drive in Shad Hall had a different feeling to it. There was more urgency, a… Continue reading Lining Up to 'Give Life'

Seeking Loved Ones, Seeking Answers

I emerged from my first class at 10 am on September 11th to hear a few classmates saying that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center in New York a short while ago. The World Trade Center. New York. My first reaction was one of disbelief &- we New Yorkers tend to think… Continue reading Seeking Loved Ones, Seeking Answers

Donating Blood For NYC, DC Victims

Tuesday’s terrorist attacks created an urgent need for blood in the New York City and Washington, D.C., areas, and Boston-area blood banks are accepting donations to help meet that need. Harvard University Health Services is planning to facilitate donations. For more information, click here. In addition, Harvard Business School students who are able and interested… Continue reading Donating Blood For NYC, DC Victims

HBS Grieves Outside Chapel

About 300 HBS students, staff, and faculty members gathered on the lawn outside the HBS Chapel Tuesday afternoon for a ceremony of reflection and shared support following the apparent terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania today. Introducing the students who led the program, MBA Program Chair Carl Kester noted the vast… Continue reading HBS Grieves Outside Chapel

Welcome to Boston

They keep honking at me. I’m staring out of my empty apartment above Mass and Tremont, and they keep honking at me. I’m walking on some street with restaurants and hotels, shops, and realtors, and they keep honking at me. I cross the street and someone calls me a moron. And they honk at me.… Continue reading Welcome to Boston