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HBS vs Sandy: disrupting the HBS machine?


I have been impressed in my first two months at Harvard Business School about how well the school is structured and organized. However, there seems to be one thing that can stop the HBS machine: a hurricane called Sandy. All students and staff of HBS received an email of the office of the dean on Sunday 10/28 at 7.50PM stating that “following a University-wide conference call with representation of each of the [Harvard] Schools, and given concerns about personal safety and the hazards people are likely to encounter on the roads, it has been determined that Harvard University will follow [Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s] request [to close local schools and universities].” In summary, HBS will be closed. In their defense, Sandy also stopped all transportation systems on the East Coast of the US and will probably cause billions $ of damage. Continue reading

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