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Sam E. Sharfstein

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Crime

FBI Involved in Investigating Racist Emails Sent to Harvard Business School Students

The FBI is involved in investigating a racist and threatening email send to members of Harvard Business School’s African American Student Union in late March, according to a student who received the email.

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Health

HUHS Business School Clinic to Close By End of May

The Harvard Business School satellite health clinic is slated to close on May 31, Harvard University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira said in an interview last week.

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Harvard Business School Online Sees Enrollment Spike 70 Percent After Rebranding

Enrollment in HBS Online, Harvard Business School’s online education program, spiked by 70 percent in the first months of 2019 following the attachment of the Business School's name in January, Dean of the Business School Nitin Nohria said in an interview April 2.

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Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Seeks to Further Expand Offerings for Women and Minorities

Nohria said that in recent years the school has put in place a number of admissions and outreach strategies aimed at attracting and retaining a more diverse student population during an interview Tuesday.

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Harvard Business School

Lack of Trust in Capitalist System is Harvard Business School’s Biggest Challenge, Dean Nohria Says

Dean of Harvard Business School Nitin Nohria said one of the most significant challenges facing the school today is the erosion of faith in the capitalist system and business world at large in an interview Tuesday.

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Race

Harvard Business School Plans New Position Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard Business School is planning to hire its first-ever Associate Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, according to Ellen Mahoney, chief human resources officer at HBS.

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Harvard Business School

Online Education Program HBX Rebrands as ‘Harvard Business School Online’

Harvard Business School announced Tuesday it had renamed its online education program in an effort to attract more students to its web-based offerings. The initiative, formerly known as HBX, will now be called Harvard Business School Online.

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Government

Amid Decline in Popularity, Harvard Government Department Turns to New Data and Tech Programs

Harvard's Government department hopes that two new tracks — in Tech Science and Data Science — will not only widen the scope of what affiliated students study, but offer an antidote to the field's diminished popularity.

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IOP

Former Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses Human Rights at Harvard's IOP

Power emphasized “three of the major cross-cutting issues” that she sees as the most impactful for human rights in the coming years: the global democratic recession, the proliferation of technology, and the rise of China.

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Student Groups

Students Pack Harvard College Women’s Center for Environmental Justice Discussion

Six different student groups hosted the event, in which participants discussed the challenges facing environmental justice activism on campus.

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Politics

Harvard International Socialists Host New England Marxism Conference

The conference, which attracted over 200 attendees, featured discussions on a wide range of socialist issues.

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On Campus

Sandel Talks Civic Education and Online Learning at Ed School Forum

Government Professor Michael J. Sandel spoke about the importance of civic education Thursday evening in a talk titled “Civic Education Goes Global.” He said his goal is “to take the distance out of distance learning."

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Economics

Economist Gabriel Zucman Talks Tax Havens and Globalization

Speaking to roughly 50 Harvard affiliates, Zucman characterized U.S. multinational corporations as “particularly aggressive in shifting to tax havens.”

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IOP

Sherman Talks New Job, Politics at IOP Forum

Former top U.S. diplomat Wendy R. Sherman and Kennedy School visiting professor Nancy R. Gibbs discussed the future of public leadership in America at an Institute of Politics event Wednesday evening.

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