Business Leader, Nonprofit Volunteer to Head American Red Cross

Washington, DC, April 8, 2008 – Gail J. McGovern, a successful business executive and proven nonprofit fundraiser, was today named President and CEO of the American Red Cross. McGovern, who held top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments, has experience running large organizations in competitive industries, and a track record for improving business… Continue reading Business Leader, Nonprofit Volunteer to Head American Red Cross

Panelists on Global Disaster Relief Panel Humble Fellow HBSers

“Management Skills in Global Disaster Relief Effort” was the title of last week’s panel discussion, which featured two students, an alumnus, and a professor. Under discussion was the contribution MBA students can make when disaster strikes. Donating money is crucial, but can we do more to improve the lives of those in desperate need? The… Continue reading Panelists on Global Disaster Relief Panel Humble Fellow HBSers

A Cappella Group Heard On The Street to release new CD "Disruptive Harmonies"

At Harvard Business School, the tradition of men’s a cappella singing dates back to 1947 and the founding of “The Tycoons.” This group of “monetary musicians” brought good cheer to the campus for over 25 years before succumbing to the pressures of the radical 60’s, the corrupt 70’s, and the conspicuous early 80’s. At the… Continue reading A Cappella Group Heard On The Street to release new CD "Disruptive Harmonies"

Outward Bound

I want to donate blood. The blood drive is on Wednesday, and I want to do my part. My veins are healthy; my A-positive is good stuff. I’m not afraid of needles, and I haven’t lived on a farm in Europe in the last three years. People in my section ask me if I want… Continue reading Outward Bound

American Red Cross Dogged by Allegations of Discrimination

The American Red Cross faces continued allegations of discrimination against gay men and Africans for its guidelines that prevent certain people from donating blood through the organization’s blood drives, such as the one being hosted on the Harvard Business School campus.The Red Cross blood donation eligibility guidelines are designed to protect the safety of the… Continue reading American Red Cross Dogged by Allegations of Discrimination

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'

Red Cross Requests Deferral of Blood Donations

Brendon Dibella, OD, who is coordinating the HBS blood drive on October 10, has been advised by his Red Cross contacts to urge the HBS community not to rush to donate blood. The HBS fall blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, from 12-6 p.m. in Shad Hall. The local Red Cross chapter does… Continue reading Red Cross Requests Deferral of Blood Donations

Red Cross Asks Blood Donors to Wait 'Til Oct. 10

Brendon Dibella, OD, who is coordinating the HBS blood drive on October 10, has been advised by his Red Cross contacts to urge the HBS community not to rush to donate blood. The HBS fall blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, from 12 to 6 pm in Shad Hall. The local Red Cross… Continue reading Red Cross Asks Blood Donors to Wait 'Til Oct. 10