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The Romance Quotient at HBS

Love, at Harvard Business School, is hard to find, and harder to keep. To find enduring love is not to set your sights low but to make strategically crafted choices. Have you become myopically self-absorbed and romantically challenged since you joined HBS? Whilst you wait to increase your bargaining power with advent of Class of…

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The Absolutely True History of Baker Library

Baker library. Some call it the greatest physical construction in the history of humanity. Others call it a giant eyesore that takes away from the sheer beauty that is Spangler parking lot. Regardless, for thousands of years it has stood on the Harvard Business School campus as a beacon of intellectual curiosity, networking, and absurdly…

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Harvard Business School: The Acrostic Poem

Just in case you don’t know what acrostic means:acrostic n. A poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, motto, or message when read in sequence. H is for HBS Ventures and their ripoff prices. “Fleeces! Hot fleeces, straight outta the factory!” or “Panoramics! Get…

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HBS Unveils Tunnel System Extension Plans

Given the expansion of HBS campus, it is clear that a more extensive tunnel network is required Given the heavy snowfall recently, and the extreme temperature shock experienced by students returning from Spring Break in the Caribbean, it will come as welcome news that the buildings administration of HBS has finally confirmed rumors of a…

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Jumping on the Energy Conservation Bandwagon

On the heels of the first-ever HBS Dorms Energy Competition, the Graduate Green Living Program has rolled out its green mascot in conjunction with an energy pledge drive for the residents of Soldiers Field Park (SFP) and One Western Avenue (OWA). Starting this week, residents in these two apartment buildings will be invited to participate…

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RecycleMania!

Most students know some recycling is happening on campus and see signs of recycling in dining halls and in their dorms. But do students actually know how recycling efforts at Harvard compare with other universities, and do they know how the business school is performing in terms of recycling? From January 29 to April 8,…

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Discovering Wine in SFP

It was a normal Tuesday evening, except for the fact that eight HBS women had somehow either finished their cases or agreed to write them off, skipped their recruiting events, decided to ignore their group projects and head over to 1 Soldiers Field Park for a wine-tasting party. The idea of a wine-tasting party was…

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Designing a Dorm on a Dime

The HBS dorms: You were probably pretty stoked when you got your lottery number confirming a place in the on-campus dorms. That feeling was replaced by panic as you open the door to find that you have an 8×10 room to call home for the next 9 months. By now that 6th floor studio walk-up…

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Girl, Make Me Your Classcard Man

Girl, if you will let me be the man on your classcard, I will fill your days with ecstasy and your nights with still more ecstasy. I will take you to the Spangler Food Court and I will buy you whatever you desire. Would you like a snack, my queen? Then I will buy you…

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A Partner's Perspective: Campus Living

I thought it would be easy to move from a 2000 square foot house into an “itsy-bitsy-teeny-weenie-yellow-polka-dot” two-bedroom Soldiers Field Park (SFP) apartment. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t bikini cute (or even polka-dotted), but I figured I could tough it out for two years. Really, what’s sacrificing a little space when the alternative was spending…

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Yomping in New England

“Why am I doing this to myself?” This is the question that keeps on nagging me as I roll out of bed at 5:45am on a Saturday morning. It is still nearly an hour before sunrise and the Friday night party beats are still rattling through my semi-conscious body. I reach something resembling a vertical…

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Girl, Make Me Your Classcard Man

Girl, if you will let me be the man on your classcard, I will fill your days with ecstasy and your nights with still more ecstasy. I will take you to the Spangler Food Court and I will buy you whatever you desire. Would you like a snack, my queen? Then I will buy you…

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Is HBS Safe?

The HBS community has recently been plagued with a level of criminal activity unprecedented on campus. Bob Breslow, Director of Administrative Services, said that while the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD)is still compiling statistics confirming a rise in criminal activity, perceived levels are above normal and involve some “unique” situations. Breslow said he was alarmed…

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What I Didn't Do On My Holiday – Basel, Switzerland

I got up at 5 a.m. this morning-not because it seemed like a good idea at the time, more because my body was convinced that it was 11 a.m. and I’d slept in. Such is the thrill of jetlag after returning to Harvard from three months in Basel, Switzerland. We had a fabulous summer with…

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Summer Jobs

By Larry Wasserman (OF)Ode to My SummerWhen I went through recruiting late last yearMy summer plans remained still ill-defined Though banking brought me nausea, dread and fearI thought consulting might not be a grind. So I applied to BCG and BainBooz Allen, Monitor, not many moreThey all said, “Dude, your efforts are in vain”And, bluntly…

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What I Learned This Year

We sent e-mails out to EC’s and RC’s asking what they learned over the past year and the following are the responses we received. Some responses were serious, others not so serious…but all were entertaining. Thanks to all who contributed! “I learned that it is possible for an entire section to be reading off of…

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The Faces of J: A Year in Retrospect

Admit Weekend struck a chord with a lot of us – it reminded us of the fact that barely a year ago, we stood in their shoes, all starry-eyed, uptight and cautious, excited to be a new admit to the finest business institution in the world. Now a year later, the starry eyes, although a…

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Editorial

10. Include jobs with tuitionThis would make the experience oh so much more enjoyable, you know, without the entire stressful begging for employment thing. It could be like a vacation package deal, rather than flight and hotel, great education and $120,000 job for $50,000 per year – Whata deal! I actually think this is feasible,…

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Billy Blanks, Where Have You Been?

I don’t know about you, but the recent onslaught of snowstorms and “incredibly cold” temperatures (as one news station reported) has made it much harder for me to get to the gym. And pathetically, I actually live in SFP, a short walk across campus from Shad. But after two weeks of complete inactivity and slothfulness,…

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Why I Love Spangler

While I was sitting in Spangler the other day, practicing my best “Look at me, I’m a serious HBS student, studying hard…but don’t worry, I’m not going for Baker Scholar, so I’m still fun and approachable” look, I began to think: of all the places I could be pretending to work, why do I choose…

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Sports & Health Welcome

Sports & Health By Jogging along the Charles River one morning this summer, I ran into a sectionmate and good friend of mine, Marty. We finished up our run together and chatted about internships and such as we headed away from the river and back to our apartments. I couldn’t help but think to myself,…

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Is That a Gun In Your Pocket… and Call Her Tex….

Is That a Gun In Your Pocket…By Jessica Gelman (OK) People may think shooting guns isn’t romantic. But where else but a shooting range could you say, “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?” Other than the countless gun lines, what sport could provide more opportunities for…

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The Harbus Intraview

Hoop DreamsBy Amanda Renteria (NH) Once upon a time, in a land far far away, where the sun is bright and beautiful (Hollywood Trek), I met a guy named Derek Aframe. Although our encounter was brief, the stars must have been aligned at that very moment, since we later found out that we were meant…

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Chef's Corner

Well, let’s just talk basic survival skills here. I mean like that time you overslept and found out Spangler Caf‚ is closed, and you got a tad bit tired of the greasy pizzas at the Grille, what can you do? If you are one of the lucky few who live in a place with kitchen,…

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Corporate Whore Plays the House of Blues

Just as Bono and Madonna turned down their share of consulting firm and banking gigs, a group of multi-talented HBSer’s are putting their mouths where the money is. “We are just going to have to become rock stars,” sighed Amanda Krantz, drummer for the HBS band Corporate Whore, which has a solo engagement at the…

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Pregnant at HBS: Two Students, Four Lives, Five Classes

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. It’s a time when a female transforms from a woman to a mother. Her innocence is transferred, and her eyes are awakened to the dangers of the world as she takes on the responsibility of raising a child. The process of discovery is begun anew as she begins to see…

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Harvard Ball Proves We're Not Elitist

As a feast transitions from sour to sweet, so will this article. We are taught that first impressions count, and the lack of buses to the event certainly counted. This was apparently due to the large number of pre-parties and other grad schools attending. Since most pre-parties seemed to take place in SFP, and the…

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Peabody Garage Reopens, Alleviating Parking Headaches

After a three-month delay for additional, unexpected repairs, the garage at Peabody Terrace reopened last week, just in time for the influx of vehicles for the winter. At the beginning of the term, SFP garage parking spots were rationed to students living further away from campus, because of the need to accommodate the Peabody parkers….

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The Harbus Intraview

The Drama of Candlepin Bowlingby Morgan McKenney (NC) It all began innocently enough. My roommate recounted a story whereby a section was asked to reveal their relative state of singledom. She shuddered at the thought but promptly forwarded me the email thinking I might be game. Does that say something?am I weird? The only reason…

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