01 Mar 2016
Canine therapy, a new convening center, and the H. Naylor Fitzhugh ConferenceRe: Seth Klarman (MBA 1982)Topics:
Maddie may be HBS’s most popular study partner. The sweet-tempered therapy dog makes semiannual visits to Baker Library to provide much-needed stress relief during finals. Last December, an estimated 80 students and staff visited the cuddly six-year-old labradoodle.
“Harvard is famous for its intellectual freedom,” Wang Jianlin, chairman of the global conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, told 800-plus students who gathered in Burden Hall in October. “Ask me anything at all.” Students quizzed China’s richest man on the future of the Chinese movie industry, on how changes in China’s one-child policy might impact the real estate market, as well as his opinion on the American presidential race.
In December, the Boston Redevelopment Authority officially approved plans for HBS’s new convening center, Klarman Hall, named for Beth and Seth Klarman (MBA 1982). Expected to open in 2018, the space will feature a flexible floor design that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick spoke at the 44th annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh (MBA 1933) Conference in early February. Sponsored by the African American Student Union, the conference also featured panel discussions on the business community’s response to social injustice as well as the challenges and opportunities unique to African American entrepreneurs.