01 Sep 2016
Happenings on the HBS campusRe: Mike Bloomberg (MBA 1966); Elaine Chao (MBA 1979); Bharat Anand; Janice Hammond; V.G. Narayanan; Nitin NohriaTopics:
Photos by Susan Young
An Instagram-worthy sculpture in the shape of a cartoon speech bubble—and large enough to double as a bench—is one of four new campus art installations, on loan from prominent contemporary artists. Artist Hank Willis Thomas explains: “When viewers occupy the piece, they are encouraged to contemplate what it means to inhabit their own speech and beliefs.” The installations will be on view until April 2017.
Nearly 500 students from more than 20 countries gathered in May for HBX ConneXt, offering past and current participants in the HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program and the Disruptive Strategy course the opportunity to meet faculty—including professors Bharat Anand, Jan Hammond, and V.G. Narayanan—and classmates in person. Events included a full day of faculty-led case discussions, breakout panels, and career-building activities.
Another year, another record-breaking reunion. In June, more than 3,700 alumni visited the HBS campus for their reunion—including 50th Reunion attendee Michael Bloomberg (MBA 1966), who took a tour of his father’s namesake, the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.
The Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, Executive Education’s new anchor building, was officially opened in a June ceremony that featured remarks from Governor Charlie Baker, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, Dean Nitin Nohria, Harvard University President Drew Faust, and Elaine Chao (MBA 1979). “We believe the learning and exchange of knowledge that takes place in the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center will develop better leaders who will gain greater understanding, insight, and wisdom to lead in the world of the future,” family patriarch Dr. James S.C. Chao told the crowd.