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… Continue reading The Romance Quotient at HBS

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… Continue reading The Absolutely True History of Baker Library

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… Continue reading Harvard Business School: The Acrostic Poem

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… Continue reading HBS Unveils Tunnel System Extension Plans

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… Continue reading Jumping on the Energy Conservation Bandwagon

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,… Continue reading RecycleMania!

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… Continue reading Discovering Wine in SFP

Oscar the Grouch Wants His Trash Back! Green Living Program Conducts Waste Audit

The Graduate Green Living Program at Harvard Business School conducted a Waste Audit on October 21 to get an idea of what the current recycling habits of the HBS Community are like. Fourteen Green Living Representatives, half of which attend HBS with the remainder attending the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School, collected… Continue reading Oscar the Grouch Wants His Trash Back! Green Living Program Conducts Waste Audit

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… Continue reading A Partner's Perspective: Campus Living

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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… Continue reading Is HBS Safe?

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

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… Continue reading Summer Jobs

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,… Continue reading Editorial

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

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… Continue reading The Harbus Intraview

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,… Continue reading Chef's Corner

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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… Continue reading Corporate Whore Plays the House of Blues

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… Continue reading Pregnant at HBS: Two Students, Four Lives, Five Classes

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… Continue reading Harvard Ball Proves We're Not Elitist

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.… Continue reading Peabody Garage Reopens, Alleviating Parking Headaches

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… Continue reading The Harbus Intraview