Campus Chronicles: The Harbus
Hello and welcome back to Campus Chronicles, Clear Admit’s survey of the business news from top MBA programs. This week we’re checking in at Harvard Business School, where The HarBus has been serving up student news since 1937.
HBS student Elsa Sze was selected as the SAMBA Award recipient for November 2013. She created a blog called the SA Presidential Elections Virtual Forum, which allows HBS students to learn about and meet the candidates for Student Association (SA) elections. Sze also built and launched the Facebook page Msg4Boston to provide an outlet for members of the Boston and HBS communities to express their feelings in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombings. She traveled around Boston with a white board and a camera inviting people to compose a message, and then posted her photographs to the page.
Enrolled in HBS’s MBA program and Harvard Medical School, Justin Zaghi launched a non-profit organization called Rice Fortification Catalyst to develop a folic acid and micronutrient rice fortification program in Nicaragua. These nutrients are critical in eliminating neural tube birth defects. Zaghi’s work began as an undergraduate at UCLA where his advocacy helped lead to Nicaraguan Ministry of Health issuing legislation requiring the fortification of rice. His new non-profit team, comprised mostly of Harvard undergraduates, is launching a crowdfunding campaign (FortifyRice.org) to help the Ministry of Health implement this program at over 40 Nicaraguan rice mills and help eliminate preventable neural tube defects.
Harvard Business School was ranked as the top business school for up and coming entrepreneurs by Poets & Quants. Harvard totaled 34 startups, besting Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, which registered 32 startups. Together, Harvard and Stanford accounted for more than half of the total number of enterprises on the list. MIT’s Sloan School of Management was third with 11 new startups while Wharton, Columbia Business School, and Chicago Booth each had three.