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Neurotic November

November is not for the wimpy, reserved and chicken-hearted RC. November at HBS translates into notorious section retreats, increased absenteeism in class, more section loving (or lusting depending on which section you are in), over exposure to McKinsey/Bain/BCG and over ingestion of those spring rolls at Noir Bar. November is a month of change-trees undress,…

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Letter From the Dean

Dear MBA students, I am honored to have been asked to continue as dean of Harvard Business School. HBS in general, and the MBA program in particular, have been the central part of my life for a long time, and I learned very quickly after arriving as a student (and firmly believe today) that this…

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Good Night..and Good Luck!

We can’t believe a whole year has passed since we were elected as Co-Presidents of the Student Association! Unfortunately, all good things must eventually come to an end. We leave you in good hands though as we have great optimism for our successors, Justin Hu and Keith Melker. Our time leading and representing the student…

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The Jitterbug takes First Prize

Picture this: 1,100 RC and 350 EC students in a ballroom, having consumed a total of 500 bottles of wine, staring expectantly at the stage where Alex Michael “two first names, one vision” (NH), and Vikram Sharma (NE) were standing mike in hand. Alex is the quintessential New York party boy; sharp, flamboyant, and often…

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Crossing the Chasm HBS-Style

We all heard the call from the SA to work toward greater interaction between RCs and ECs, but since when does anything the SA proposes actually happen? Well, the balance of the HBS universe was disrupted last week when RC and EC worlds collided. Oh, they can try to keep us apart: they can schedule…

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Meet the SA Candidates

The stated goal of the Student Association is “to cater to the needs of the student body in order to make your time here as rewarding and enjoyable as possible”. Next Tuesday, the Class of 2005 will elect the officers who will seek to fulfill this mission in the year ahead. Have you decided who…

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The Other '04 Race, SA Elections Are Here

Has all the election coverage got you wondering about your “elect-ability” but you want to avoid the whole primary process? Well here’s your chance. SA Elections are finally here. Why would you want to run for an office? For one thing, it’s a great way to get involved in HBS and get things done. The…

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Student Association Year-In-Review

The snow has finally melted, classes are winding down and a new, very impressive team from the class of 2004 is now leading the Student Association. As the outgoing co-presidents, we would like to provide a sense of what was accomplished during our year in the Student Association. In doing this, we would like to…

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SA President Elects Speak Out

Last week, The Harbus sat down with Luis Rodriguez (NF) and Sid Yog (NE), recent SA Co-President elects to find out their perspectives and outlook on their new roles. The Harbus: What are the big parts of your agenda that you want students to know about and are looking forward to implementing during your term?…

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That Guy Welcomes our New Class Officers

I would like to offer a hearty congratulations to our new Student Association officers. In a student body devoid of ambition, leadership talent, and gratuitous resume stuffing, it is refreshing to see that these individuals have stepped up to the plate. I would like to offer a couple of action items for each of our…

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Cam-pain Time for the Incoming SA President(s)

On pins and needles, we have waited. We have seen teasers, heard the buzz, and waited in breathless anticipation. And finally, the time is upon us. No, I am not talking about the release of Spy Kids 2 on DVD. Nor the Moms.com negotiation. Rather, this week will bring us SA elections. Among the positions…

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Update from the Student Association

Welcome back. We hope you have had a great Winter Break. The Student Association has been working hard this past term on issues important to the Student Body and is looking forward to an active Winter Term. The Student Association’s agenda is based on issues surfaced in a poll administered to the student body at…

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QuickPay's QuickFix: PayPal

As many of you know, QuickPay is no longer offered by The Harbus. With the Club Fair this week, implementing an alternative is a top priority for student organizations. Also, there is a lot of confusion about why the service was taken offline in the first place and why there is not another solution in…

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Jensen (NI) and Khan (ND) elected SA co-presidents

Last Thursday Annemarie Jensen (NI) and Salman Khan (ND) were elected as the new SA co-presidents. In an election characterized by a high turnout rate of 71%, Jensen and Khan defeated the opposing presidential slate of Catherine Rucker (NH) and Brian Wheelan (ND). The margin of victory was not released. Speaking after the results, Jensen…

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SA: What's Hot This Week

SA elections are this week. Position papers will be posted in section classrooms. Speeches will be given Monday, February 25 at 3pm in Burden Auditorium. They will also be accessible through the my.hbs page. Elections for SA President, Chief Financial Officer and the SA social committee will be held on Thursday, February 28th with run-offs…

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Two Senators' Thoughts on The Student Association

Most MBA students are vaguely aware of what the Student Association or the Senate does. Our goal in this article is to make the inner-workings of the SA clearer and to offer some ideas of how we think the Student Association and Senate can serve the student body even better (many of which have come…

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Heed the Call to Lead

Have you dreamed of hearing “Hail to the Chief” played for you? Now’s your chance! That’s right. SA Elections are finally here! Why would you want to run for an office? For one thing, it’s a great way to get involved in HBS and get things done. The SA has accomplished a lot this year,…

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SA Vote Paves Way for February Elections

The HBS Student Association Senate last Wednesday approved a series of changes to its constitution, paving the way for the first-year class to elect new SA co-presidents and a Chief Financial Officer next month.Current SA co-Presidents Lori Schock (OD) and Mark Plunkett (OK) had made accelerating the elections schedule a top priority. In the past,…

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SA Tallies Gains, Looks Ahead

Welcome back! We’d like to take a couple of minutes to give you an update on the Student Association (SA) and the initiatives and activities we have been working on this year. The SA agenda is set directly by students every Spring through the Student Issues Poll. While we’re best-known for sponsoring the TGIFs, social…

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Four Students Recognized by SA for Boosting Community

Congratulations to Brendon Dibella (OD), Kyra Danilchick (OF), Anand Radhakrishnan (OK), and Brad Staats (OB), this semester’s recipients of the SA MBA Award. The award serves to recognize students who have excelled in their efforts to improve or promote the extended HBS community, increase the morale and sense of community at HBS, and encourage other…

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Inside the Senate

HBS students who want to organize new clubs are about to get a great deal more certainty about the procedures they need to follow.The Student Association Senate is expected to approve amendments to its constitution at its meeting this Wednesday that will create a new Student Clubs Committee. Senator Chris Grosso (OH), who helped lead…

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What's Hot This Week-Welcome Back WeGo!

Deconstructing WeGoFor those of you not familiar with WeGo (first-years especially), this is a service that allows the student community to advertise items they are selling or seeking. Those who do not want to receive advertisements can opt out. How can students utilize WeGo? The common themes are set up around Buy & Sell, Polls,…

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What's Hot This Week — The Hiring Hunt

The HBS Student Association is joining the HBS-wide drive to expand the pool of companies recruiting on campus with a poll asking students to identify companies they want to see visiting Allston. The results of the poll will be passed along to Career Services officials, who are actively contacting companies in an effort to spur…

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Now Hear This! SA Adds VPs of Communications

The SA is working hard to make sure that your student issues are heard, voiced, dealt with, and communicated. But you might be asking-what issues are these, exactly? The Student Association is undertaking so many initiatives that it can be hard to keep track of them all, especially in light of classes, clubs, recruiting, and…

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Welcome Back ECs

Just as the Class of 2003 had started feeling a little settled, having gotten the Crimson Greetings glitter off their hands and foreheads, and into Foundations, they were subjected to a shocking disturbance. The ECs are back. As nine hundred people stormed back into what they felt was their domain, the hapless RCs watched the…

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Action-Packed Year Ahead for the SA

Welcome to the Class of 2003 and welcome back to the Class of 2002! As we get ready to begin another exciting year at HBS, we’d like to take a couple minutes to give you an update on the Student Association (SA) and what we hope to accomplish for you this year. What the heck…

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HBS Grand Cricket Showdown

If you don’t know anything about the rules of cricket, just imagine this as a round of golf, it works either way.Trust me when I say this was one of the most amazing game many of us have ever played in our lives. It marks a genuine low point in HBS sporting culture, exemplified by…

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Student Association Identifies Top Priorities

Yes, it is true, the Student Association really does do things in addition to providing funds for TGIFs! As the summer gets underway, I wanted to provide a brief update on what the SA has been up to and give a sense for what the SA will be focusing on during the upcoming year. So…

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So What is This Thing They Call "SA"?

A very common question, and one we will try our best to answer (in the shortest number of words possible). The Student Association was established “…in order to actively enrich and broaden the experience of the student community at HBS, both in and out of the classroom.” Every MBA student is a member of the…

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