Meredith McPherron ’89 was born to be an entrepreneur--both of her parents started their own companies. Now she is trying to bring that the entrepreneurial spirit she is so familiar with to the Harvard Business School.
With Harvard Business School administrators and construction workers looking on, the ceremonial hoisting on Monday morning of the highest steel beam of Tata Hall marked the start of the next phase of construction of the building that will host participants in the school’s Executive Education programs.
Out of the 106 students who were accepted in 2008 to the first class, 65 showed up at Harvard this year, 40 postponed matriculation, and one dropped out. For the next class, which is scheduled to arrive on campus in the fall, more than half have chosen not to come right away.
The incoming co-presidents have set an agenda for their upcoming term that focuses on transforming the Business School’s existing social spaces and increasing communication between students and the administration.
Harvard Business School convened more than 600 business leaders in New York City on Monday night to discuss U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and propose steps that individual companies can take to strengthen American business.