01 Dec 2014

@Soldiers Field

Campus Commotions
Re: Joseph Lassiter


Shad Hall, named in honor former SEC chairman John Shad (MBA 1949), celebrated its 25th anniversary in September. An early Boston Globe review cheered the entrance’s “powerful concrete column that holds up a heavy steel girder, in just the way a powerful human arm might lift a barbell.”


The 229 RCs who signed up for lunch roulette were connected with three perfectly randomized HBS classmates. Hosted by the Student Association and the Digital Initiative, the project used an open source computer algorithm created by fundraising platform Kickstarter and modified by former product manager Ellen Chisa (HBS 2016).


Former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman chatted with professor Joe Lassiter about the future of nuclear energy, hosted by the HBS Business & Environment Initiative.


PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel—storied tech investor, entrepreneur, and provocateur—told an at-capacity crowd at Burden Hall that the best startups create and dominate their own markets: “Monopolies are good when they create new things.”


During the FIELD 2 Global Dinner in the Batten Hall Hives, more than 930 RCs learned where they would be traveling for their January immersion. A few weeks later, they found out which of the 156 different projects­—nearly half of them sourced through HBS alumni connections—they’d be assigned.


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