Author Archives: Jehan deFonseka (HBS 2012)

About Jehan deFonseka (HBS 2012)

Jehan (MIT '07, HBS '12) is interested in technology and public policy. He previously worked at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting firm. He served as editor-in-chief of The Harbus from 2011-2012.

Heather O’Reilly (Section E Partner) Nominated for FIFA Soccer Goal of the Year

Vote for Heather O’Reilly here. Move over, Rooney.  Heather O’Reilly, member of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team and Section NE Partner, is one of only ten players worldwide nominated for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year, and with the help of the HBS community, she’s going to win […]

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Speak Your Mind: Why Free Speech is Critical at Business School, and Why HBS (Finally) Gets It

The cartoon on the top, published a few weeks ago in The Harbus regarding the Learning Hub, entertained readers who could relate to the problems depicted.  The cartoon below, published nine years ago regarding Career Link (a precursor to Career Hub), led to the resignation of then Harbus Editor-in-Chief Nick Will, and has received substantial […]

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Save the Spangler Post Office

When your section-mate, a Marine Reservist, has just been deployed to Afghanistan, and your section has banded together to send him a care package, how you can possibly make it to the post office on the other side of the river during operating hours despite your full class schedule should be the furthest thought from […]

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The 60-hour Shopping Spree

“This is exhausting.”  “I’m so confused. I don’t know what’s going on.” “This is awful.  I feel miserable.” No, these students are not describing the management consulting interview process, nor are they lamenting multiple three-case days in a row.  Though problematic in their own right, they do not compare to what should be one of […]

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Where Innovation Meets Relevance: The 2011 HBS Business Plan Competition

Burden Hall was packed.  Venture capitalists, lawyers, and other professionals had descended upon the HBS campus, and, along with a host of students, had the campus auditorium brimming with excitement normally reserved for dignitaries or CEOs.  In this case, however, it was a growing breed of HBS student—the entrepreneur—which had caused such a fervor. In […]

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Closing the Water Supply-Demand Gap

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RC Team Represents HBS in Hult Global Case Challenge,Places Second in Eastern Region On March 5th, Robert Klaber (NJ), Prapti Mittal (NJ), Veronica Ng (NE), Nikita Singhal (NG), and Alpana Thapar (NB) represented HBS in the Hult Global Case Challenge, a competition in which teams around the world were given five hours to create an […]

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IXP – Extreme Green Tech (Lite)

A Few Key Takeaways from an Epic Journey in the Bay Area In early January, twenty-five HBS RCs and ECs led by Professor Joe Lassiter set out to discover the mysteries of green tech in the bay area, and ended up finding the meaning of life, the path to true happiness, and, most importantly, each […]

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Deadbeat Harbus Rep

Hello classmates. Look at your Deadbeat Harbus Representative. Now back to me. Now back to your representative. Now back to me. Sadly, they aren’t me. But if they got off their lazy ass and started contributing to the Harbus, they could write like they’re me. Or they could write like they’re themselves. Or they could […]

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Food for Thought – A Stellar Dining Experience at Stella


Restaurant Review “On November 5th, a group of RCs ventured into the South End to experience First Friday, a monthly event featuring the galleries of various artists in the area. As I stared at the matted blue square hanging on the wall of a gallery in 450 Harrison Ave., I felt a sudden series of […]

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Redefining Special Needs

On October 17, 2010, over 150 athletes in 12 teams from around Massachusetts descended upon the Harvard playing fields for a flag football tournament organized jointly by Special Olympics Massachusetts and students from HKS and HBS. In addition, over 100 volunteers from HBS and HKS helped to referee the games, set up the fields, and […]

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