01 Jun 2016

@Soldiers Field

Bollywood workouts, Baker’s new collection, and Bain consultant takes over admissions role
Re: Minal Mehta (MBA 2011); Chad Losee (MBA 2013); Dee Leopold (MBA 1980)


Photo courtesy of BollyX

BollyX cofounder Minal Mehta (MBA 2011) led members of the HBS community in a high-intensity, Bollywood-inspired cardio workout. The dance-fitness program, which won last year’s New Venture Competition in the most innovative category, promises to “unleash your inner rock star” and is currently offered in 25 US states.


Construction for the 15,000-square-foot Harvard Life Lab—featuring a wet lab with 36 benches and a collaborative 50-desk coworking space—began this spring. The lab will open in the fall to any eligible Harvard alumni, faculty, or student with a life science or biotech startup. Residency will also offer access to the adjacent i-lab’s programming and resources.

For more details on Harvard Life Lab eligibility and to apply online, visit harvardlifelab.com


Photo courtesy of Harvard Business School

Former Baker Scholar and Bain consultant Chad Losee (MBA 2013) succeeded Dee Leopold (MBA 1980) as managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid in March. “My goal as Dee’s successor,” Losee said, “is to make sure that each MBA class at HBS comprises diverse, outstanding future leaders and who will go on to make a real difference in the world.”


Baker Library’s Historical Collections acquired a trove of archival materials from Genzyme, one of the world’s leading biotechnology firms. A pioneer in the development of innovative drugs for rare diseases, Genzyme was led from 1983 to 2011 by “life sciences legend” Henri Termeer.


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