HBS program casts wider net for undergrads

first_imgA future in business might be right for anyone — and for some, the earlier the better. That’s the thinking behind the Harvard Business School’s (HBS) 2+2 Program, a new effort to expand the School’s applicant pool to students who might not normally consider a business degree or career.The program, which launched last week, will grant college students an early acceptance to the HBS M.B.A. program contingent upon their successful graduation from college and the completion of two years of approved work experience.“Young men and women today enjoy a far wider array of educational and career options than ever before,” said Carl Kester, HBS’s deputy dean for academic affairs. “With this program, we want to reach a new group of applicants and encourage them to see the versatility, value, and opportunity provided by a Harvard M.B.A. degree as they set out to make a difference in the world. Many undergraduates underestimate the versatility of an M.B.A. and the positive effect it can have on many careers. In reality, M.B.A. graduates, and HBS graduates in particular, are working in a wide variety of positions in many diverse fields.”After the contingent early admission, Harvard will help graduating students find two-year work appointments by coordinating with a network of organizations that have agreed to act as recruiting partners. Google, Teach for America, and McKinsey & Company are already on board and are just a few of the 100 organizations expected to participate in the program.“Google believes that attracting diverse and talented employees is key to our continued growth and innovation,” said Kim Scott, Google’s director of online sales and operations. “This program will give us another channel to find people with broad talents and skills who might not traditionally look at either a business degree or a tech company, but can be highly successful here.”Undergraduates will be eligible to apply to the HBS 2+2 Program by July 1, after the conclusion of their junior year of college. They will be notified of the school’s decision in September of their senior year. ?Once admitted to the program, students will participate in on-campus summer academic programs and have access to a dedicated career coach as well as an online network of current HBS students and peers in the 2+2 program.“College students are at an important juncture during their junior year,” said Andrea Kimmel, who directs the 2+2 Program. “HBS 2+2 will help to open their minds to a host of new career and education options available to them as they set forth on their journey of exploration after college.”last_img read more

Can virtual museums threaten real museums?

first_imgThe first online museum artt.hr has opened in Croatia – a virtual place that brings together the best works of contemporary art authors applied for the competition “HT Award – MSU Zagreb” since this competition exists to this day.This is an interesting fusion of art and digital and in this way the artist and creator of the museum, Juri Armada brings creativity closer to the younger generations, while on the other hand he breathed new life into contemporary art. Neon installations, photographs and everything that has been exhibited in the museum for the last nine years are now available with a few clicks and bring art to your home.The new project is especially interesting because in a completely new way it encourages the research of art as a special form for the growth, education and mature development of each person. By the way, the HT Award for Croatian Contemporary Art is the largest and at the same time one of the most significant awards for contemporary visual creativity in Croatia. The exhibition of selected works over the past ten years has been profiled into a representative and relevant overview of the situation on the domestic art scene. Over the past decade, more than two hundred authors have applied for the competition each year, and three redemption and one audience award have been given each year. The purchased works form the collection of Hrvatski Telekom, which is an integral part of the holdings of the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, and the works will be exhibited in a permanent exhibition.Can virtual museums threaten real museums? Will tourists travel less because they will have a 3D destination experience from the comfort of their armchairs and thus reduce the arrival of guests in real time? Is it threatening VR tourism or is it another promotional tool that can generate new feelings, experiences in tourism and ultimately increase the arrival of tourists in a tourist destination?There are a lot of questions, but you don’t have to worry, I can’t. On the contrary, new technologies (VR, AR, virtual museums) are not a threat, but an opportunity for tourism in order to better present tourist destinations. “VR can only improve tourism. When you try go-karting in virtual reality, then you really want to go go-karting or an airplane or something else. ” – pointed out Hrvoje Prpić, a business angel and a successful entrepreneur, and the originator of the 3D online shopping project Trillenium. Also, today, and there will be more and more, through virtual reality we can “be” virtually in a destination, but it will only awaken the motive for a real and real experience, ie coming to a tourist destination for a real experience.So is the virtual museum, which can only further popularize the consumption of culture and encourage you to finally visit, for example, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. More and more individual museums also have their own virtual display, all with the goal of getting the desire and motivation to experience live art.It’s like a football match, when you see on television that something is great and cool then you want to experience it live, if it were the opposite, football matches would have been without fans in stadiums for a long time due to TV broadcastsNew technologies provide new challenges and business opportunities, the only question is whether we want to ignore it or accept it as a normal business process. It is important to follow new trends and technological achievements because if destinations and hoteliers do not follow the step, time and technology will overtake them and they will no longer be able to follow the market competition.Anyway, technology is there to help and speed up all business processes, changes are happening faster and those who ignore it will unfortunately have to close their doors. Don’t be afraid of new technologies, but use them to improve your business.last_img read more

Hilltoppers, Gallegos Hammer Sundevils

first_imgIn the first set, Los Alamos was apparently leading 18-12 after a service ace by Michaela Gonzales. Officials stopped play and began what would turn out to be a 30-minute conference. The issue was Los Alamos (Gonzales) serving out of rotation. As the delay dragged on, players, fans and everyone else in the gym grew restless. Espanola won the next point, but a service error by the Sundevils and an ace by Gonzales that counted made the score 18-14 in the Hilltoppers’ favor. By GEORGE MORSESports And OutdoorsLos Alamos Daily Post “Our pre-district sets us up well for the district,” he said. “We had the third-toughest schedule in the state.” Senior Natalie Gallegos led the Lady Hilltoppers with 16 kills. “She’s a stud,” Los Alamos Coach Joe Palmer said. “We have her hitting from all over the court.” Los Alamos’ Nadia Gallegos and Espanola’s Kiana Duran battle at the net while their teammates intently look on in the Hilltoppers’ 3-0 victory over Espanola Oct. 8 at Espanola. Los Alamos evened its record at 7-7 with the victory and is 2-0in District 2-4A. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com Gallegos is an asset even when she is not putting down kills from the front row. She led the Hilltoppers with 22 digs. Los Alamos hosts Taos Thursday in its next District 2-4a match in Los Alamos. Eden Schmierer makes a pass in Los Alamos’ 25-19 win in thethird set oftheir match against Espanola Valley Oct. 8 in Espanola. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com When a decision was finally reached, the two points that Gonzales had served were taken away from Los Alamos. Espanola was awarded a point for Los Alamos serving out-of-rotation. That made the adjusted score 16-13 in favor of Los Alamos. The Hilltoppers surged ahead 21-13 behing the hitting of Gallegos. Espanola made a late run with libero Miranda Salazar serving to make the score 23-20, but another untimely service error gave the Hilltoppers set point. It was a kill by Ariel Edkin that gave Los Alamos a 25-20 victory. “We still haven’t played our best match,” Coach Palmer said. Fans from both teams had cheering matches. Los Alamos players, Espanola players and Espanola cheerleaders danced to the music of “Footloose” as everyone wondered what was taking so long. The Los Alamos High School volleyball team evened its overall record at 7-7 and picked up its second win in District 2-4A competition with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 victory Tuesday over Espanola Valley High School at Espanola. In the second set, Espanola took a 7-5 lead after a kill and an ace by Dulce Maldonado. Behind a strong service run by Eden Schmierer, Los Alamos strung together seven unanswered points to take a 12-7 lead. All eyes are on the ball as it floats in the air among five Los Alamos players. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com In the third set, the teams battled back-and-forth and the score was tied 13-13 before Los Alamos put together one of those short but important runs to take a 17-13 lead. The Sundevils fought back to within a point 19-18, but another one of those runs gave Los Alamos a 24-18 lead. Espanola fought off oneset and match point. Another untimely service error by the Sundevils gave Los Alamos a 25-19 win and a 3-0 victory in the match. Los Alamos played a tough pre-district schedule and was just 5-7 overall before beginning district play. Coach Palmer believes his team is well-prepared for district competition. Los Alamos had 10 service aces including three each by Gonzales and Edkin. The Hilltoppers had 13 blocks with Gallegos and Elise Olivas each getting six blocks. Olivas had 28 assists. A service error by Espanola gave Los Alamos a 24-19 lead and set point. Gallegos slammed down the decisive kill to give the Hilltoppers a 25-19 victory. “I’m proud of them,” Coach Palmer said. “I had challenged them to make some service runs. We had a number of three-point runs.” “Teams keep wanting to serve her,” Coach Palmer said. “I’m happy with that.” “Ariel is beginning to hit out of the middle,” Coach Palmer said. “She’s getting good points.” Espanola battled back to within two points of the Hilltoppers 19-17, but the Hilltopperswere able to put together a three-point run. Throughout the match, Los Alamos was able to make those short but significant service runs that kept the Sundevils coming back from behind.last_img read more

HR #388

first_imgFurther, he addedthat colleges and universities having foreign athletes have a “a totaldisregard to the true meaning of fair play by giving “undue advantage”, and it“destroys the beautiful game of basketball.” Cong. MikeeRomero said the practice is detrimental to our local players because “it stopsthe growth and shortchanges the development of various sports programs in thePhilippines.”  On the otherhand, maybe our school leagues should give the MVP awards to deserving locals(my goodness, we have plenty) and to their foreign reinforcements a Best Importaward.  Technically speaking, they areimports.  Our locals never, ever have afighting chance against them in any MVP race./PN Of course, rosterspots which could have been given to locals, now belongs to the taller, heftierand much more effective import.  If onlya few schools in a particular league, let’s say in the NCAA, have foreignplayers, then it is “a total disregard to the true meaning of fair play”.  But to the best of my knowledge, except for avery select few, everybody’s doing it, so it’s safe to assume it is kind offair. Of course, theybring in the fans and the wins.  Seldomdo we see lean crowds in the NCAA and UAAP games as students as well as alumnisupport their respective schools.  I still don’tfavor foreign imports in school leagues but since it is already practiced, thenwe sing, “Let it Be”.  Again, no bias onthese athletically-gifted foreigners; they came here because they’reneeded.   And I do not think theirpresence in the school leagues “stops the growth and shortchanges thedevelopment” of our sports programs.  The resolutiondoes not cover only basketball as local colleges and universities have foreignstudent-athletes in their football, volleyball and athletics teams. What isshortchanging and messing everything is the in-fighting and politicking in oursporting agencies. Not the imports.center_img About two yearsago, I did a piece on import dependency in the school leagues and my point inthat column was the missed opportunity of our local student-athletes because ofthese imports. The issue here is foreign student-athletes, NOT foreignstudents. HOUSE Resolution#388 has been passed in Congress. It sought to ban foreign players from playingin school leagues. The averageheight of Filipinos is somewhere between 5’-5” and 5’-8” and having localsseveral inches above that range is a bonus, specially to sports teams.  Because of that strong desire to win (inbasketball in particular), school teams scout for talents, usually from Africancountries, to beef up their lineups.  Cong. Romero, aformer de La Salle Green Archer, said he was forced to sponsor the resolutionbecause of our fruitless FIBA campaign. He also noted some foreign players jumping to other school leagues,losing the “sense of affinity” between players, spectators and fans.  I definitely agree on this.  Talking about theGreen Archers, of the eight-team field in UAAP men’s basketball, they sit in anunfamiliar spot at the bottom half of the standings.  Uhm, just an observation, no relation to theproposed ban.  Further he addedthat it makes maintaining a team more expensive.  He should know because he owns NorthPort-Batang Pier in the PBA.last_img read more

Nurses sick and tired

first_imgBy Melissa MeehanKOOWEERUP Regional Health Service CEO Terrona Ramsay has hit back at claims her staff are overworked and unhappy….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Underpaid workers get payback

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM A FORMER petrol station employee has told a court he struggled to survive on wages as low…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Wild ride for Bombers as Mt. Baker wins LVR tournament

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers wasted a complete-game pitching performance from Austin Tambellini against Mount Baker Wild in the final game of the Bomber Invitational High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park.Tambellini tossed a five-hitter during a 4-0 loss to the Wild.The win allowed the Cranbook-based squad to capture the tournament title with a 3-0 record.LVR was second at 2-1 with Selkirk Storm of Kimberley third and Mt. Boucherie Bears of West Kelowna fourth.Tambellini finished the contest surrendering three earned runs while walking two and fanning 12 batters.Eric Hurley picked up two hits while Tambellini, Casey Harrison and Braeden Zarikoff each collected one hit.The Bombers advanced to the Wild contest undefeated after edging out Mt. Boucherie 4-3.Zarikoff threw a complete game for the win giving up four hits while striking out 13 with no walks or earned runs. Hurley, Mathew Brind’Amour, and Zarikoff had two hits each with Tambellini, and Geon Woo Park chipping in with one hit each.LVR opened the tournament Friday with a convincing 15-1 pasting of Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm.Hano Southam went the distance to register the win for the Bombers giving up two hits and three walks and fanning eight batters.Zarikoff went four for four at the plate while Reese Tambellini, Lincoln Rosenblood, Hano Southam and John Barabonoff were all 3 for 4.The Bombers season record improves to 10-5.Bombers sweep RangersLVR entered the tournament on a winning note after scoring a doubleheader sweep of the Selkirk Rangers from Metaline Washington.Braeden Zarikoff pitched very well for the Bombers in Game 1, 6 – 1 win. Zarikoff helped himself with two singles and a double, while Hano Southam had a solo homerun and a single. Zarikoff gave up two hits one earned run and struck out 10 for the win. In Game 2 Austin Tambellini took the win also only giving up one earned run, striking out 11 and giving up four hits. The Bomber gave up an early lead and needed a four run rally in the seventh for the win, Casey Harrison had a big two run single in the seventh. Reese Tambellini and Keaton Roch chipped in with singles in Game 2.last_img read more

Adam Challoner Wins Connacht U11 Boys Trophy

first_imgAdam Challoner from Mountbellew was the winner yesterday of  Connacht u-11 Boys Trophy in County Sligo golf club. Adam shot a 74 gross off 11 handicap for 44 pts and qualifies for the All Ireland final in Headfort golf club in Kells next month. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Galway girls in opposition for O’Connor Cup final

first_imgGalway county stars Shauna Molloy (St Fursey’s Headford) and Louise Ward (Kilkerrin Clonberne) of University of Limerick will go up against Sarah Gormally (Kilkerrin Clonberne) and Aine McDonagh (Maigh Cuilinn) of UCD in an intriguing O’Connor Cup Ladies Football final at 4pm today in Grangegorman. UCD edged out UCC with a late goal in a thrilling semi-final yesterday while UL were much too good for Queens as they qualified for the final for the 6th year in a row. University of Limerick 7-16 Queens Belfast 2-9UL team v QUB: C Moore (Cork); Shauna Molloy (Galway), C McGrath (Waterford), A Kelleher (Cork); Louise Ward (Galway), L Ryan (Clare), J Cregg (Roscommon); S Kelly (Cork), F McHale (Mayo); R Delee (Limerick), E Needham (Mayo), S Howley (Mayo); H O’Donoghue (Kerry), E Scally (Cork), R Howard (Tipperary). Subs: E Fitzpatrick (Tipperary) for Needham (40), F Tagney (Kerry) for Howley (40), O O’Dwyer (Tipperary) for Cregg (46), S Murphy (Kerry) for Scally (50), A Healy (Laois) for McGrath (50). UCD 2-7 UCC 1-9UCD team v UCC: L Bruggner (Kerry); K McGrath (Waterford), Sarah Gormally (Galway), R Flynn (Mayo); N Carr (Donegal), N Collins (Dublin), M Byrne (Dublin); M Lambe (Dublin), T O’Sullivan (Dublin); A Murphy (Kerry), Aine McDonagh (Galway), L McCartan (Westmeath); C Mohan (Monaghan), D Beirne (Leitrim), K Boyce Jordan (Westmeath).Subs: C Foxe (Wexford) for Mohan (29), A O’Reilly (Kerry) for Boyce Jordan (51).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email NUIG ladies were beaten in the O’Connor Shield final by DCU yesterday, while GMIT’s ladies won the Donaghy Cup for only the second time after beating Marino Institute in DIT by 6-13 to 1-13. last_img read more

Stephen F. Austin Sweeps Individual Honors

first_img Hometown/High School A native of Beaumont, Texas, Prince finished the regular season leading the league with game-winning goals (six), five of which coming in league play. She tied for lead in conference games in goals with seven while finishing third in shots (34) and points (16). Prince is one of five Stephen F. Austin athletes to earn a spot on the all-conference first team. Allen, Texas/Allen Sam Houston State Bedford, Texas/Bell So. So. Lamar Lindsay Matlock Cypress, Calif./St. Josephs Bellflower, Calif./Long Beach Wilson So. Position Defender Chelsea Raymond4 Second Team Bri Singh Houston Baptist Stephen F. Austin senior defender Christa Robinson was tabbed newcomer of the year. The transfer from William Carey helped the Ladyjacks allow opponents to just three goals throughout league play. The team’s defense lead the conference in shutouts through all games with 12. So. Renton, Wash./Liberty Position Sr. McNeese State Forward Forward League City, Texas/Clear Springs Chelsea Villaescusa2 Wally Crittenden was voted as coach of the year by his peers and the league’s sports information directors. Crittenden has earned the honors two years in a row after taking over the program for the 2013 season. SFA ended its regular season with its 13th consecutive win to tie the 2011 Ladyjack squad for the longest winning streak in program history and the longest active win streak in the country. Midfielder Savannah LaRicci Midfielder Sr. Megan Dunnigan3 Frisco, Texas/Wakeland Brooke Dunnigan Nicholls’ Spencer Valdespino, last season’s player of the year, was named to the first team for the second time, finishing second in the league with nine goals. Nicholls midfielder Jess Coates made her first appearance as an all-conference selection along with Sam Houston State’s Allie Johnson, Shelby McDaniel and Ashley Alonzo. Southeastern Louisiana defender Chelsea Villaescusa became a two-time first-team selection. Sr. Midfielder Sam Houston State Headlining first-team all-conference for Stephen F. Austin alongside Prince are senior forward Chelsea Raymond, who is a four-time first-team selection, sister defenders Megan and Brooke Dunnigan, and goalkeeper Morgan Glick. Raymond finished the season first in shots (50), second in goals (nine), an fifth in assists (five).  Sophomore defender Brooke Dunnigan made her first appearance as an all-conference selection while Megan Dunnigan is a three-time first-team selection. Glick completed the regular season 11th in the nation in goal-against average (.503) while leading the league in shutouts (eight) and save percentage (.889). Jr. Stephen F. Austin Forward Haley Lyons Houston Baptist Boerne, Texas/Champion Sam Houston State Zuri Prince Forward Stephen F. Austin Natalie Hager Carrollton, Texas/Hebron Defender Jr. Defender Little Elm, Texas/Little Elm Jr. Midfielder 2014 All-Southland Conference Soccer TeamsFirst Team Stephen F. Austin Round Rock, Texas/Vista Ridge Beaumont, Texas/Kelly Port Neches, Texas/Port Neches Jr. So. Goalkeeper Name Southeastern Louisianacenter_img Defender FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin senior midfielder Zuri Prince was named the 2014 Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference office announced Tuesday in conjunction with the release of the all-conference soccer teams. Sydney, Australia/Bossley Park Jr. Jr. Class School Sr. Jr. Stephen F. Austin is the first school is Southland history to sweep all four individual honors as the Ladyjacks claimed player of the year, freshman of the year, newcomer of the year and coach of the year. Defender Name Sr. Nicholls Irving, Texas/MacArthur Allie Johnson Southeastern Louisiana McNeese State Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie Forward Sugar Land, Texas/Clements The Ladyjacks, who enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed after earning the regular season title, lead all teams with six all-conference selections, five of which were first-team picks. Sam Houston State and Houston Baptist each claimed four all-conference selections. The Bearkats had three athletes voted to the first team and one to the second team while HBU’s four players were on the second team. Southeastern Louisiana had three members voted to all-conference teams with one the first team and two on the second team. Nicholls placed two members on the first team while McNeese State had two members on the second team. Lamar rounded out the second team with one selection. So. Forward Spencer Valdespino2 Round Rock, Texas/Vista Ridge Southeastern Louisiana Forward Stephen F, Austin Sr. Freshman forward Hanna Barker finished eighth in league play with 31 shots, sixth in assists with three and 10th in points per game with 0.83 points, to finish as the league’s top freshman. The forward helped the Ladyjacks lead the league in goals (23), goals per game (2.09) and ranked second in shot (185) and points (63) through conference action. Katie Noonan Amanda Doyle Kristi O’Brien Defender Houston Baptist’s roster helped round out the second team with four selections senior forward Natalie Hager, sophomore defender Kristi O’Brien, senior defender Lindsey Matlock and senior goalkeeper Patty Walrath. Kimberly Albeno1 Lancaster, Calif./Lancaster Forward Ashley Alonzo1 So. Midfielder Class Goalkeeper Patty Walrath Jr. Nicholls Houston Baptist Hometown/High School Sam Houston State Sacramento, Calif./St. Francis Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Bri Singh was voted to the second team alongside sophomore teammate Katie Noonan. Stephen F. Austin and Lamar each had one representative on the second team in sophomore midfielder Amanda Doyle and Kimberly Albeno, respectively. McNeese State sophomore forward Savannah LaRicci and junior defender Haley Lyons represent McNeese State the second team while Sam Houston State midfield junior Mariah Titus is the lone Bearkat on the second team. Mariah Titus Jess Coates Prince is the second player in school history to earn player of the year after former Ladyjack Kylie Louw claimed the honor three consecutive seasons (2011-13). Prince helped her team to a perfect 11-0 league record while SFA tied its regular-season program record of 15 wins for the third straight season. The Ladyjacks finished undefeated at home for the third time in the last four years (2011, 2012, 2014). Spring Hill, Fla./Bishop McLaughlin Stephen F. Austin Houston Baptist Shelby McDaniel School Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods Morgan Glick The 2014 Southland Soccer All-Conference teams are comprised of 11 first-team members and 11 second-team members and are chosen by vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The recipients are grouped by position and are placed by the number of votes received. Midfielder Sr. Stephen F. Austin 1At-large selection2Two-time first-team selection3Three-time first-team selection4Four-time first-team selectionHonorable mention: Yvette Franco, F, AMCC; Hanna Barker, F, SFA; Baylee Mitchell, F, ACU; Tiffany Ysassi, MF, ACU; Leslie Snider, MF, ACU; Allison Abendschein, MF, HBU; Rachel Owens, MF, SFA; Maggie Ramsey, MF, SLU; Gabi D’Alesandro, MF, MCN; Blake Martin, MF, HBU; Alyssa Gerner, D, ACU; Chantall Curry, D, SFA; Megan Bennett, D, SHSU; Caitlyn Schwartz, D, SHSU; Marie Lund, D, LU; Jen Babcock, D, SLU; Erin Christ, D, SLU; Ashley Crabbe, D, UIW; Jackie Strug, D, NWLA; Christa Robinson, D, SFA; Kylie Hambleton, GK, SHSU; Megan Delaney, GK, AMCC; Bailey Fontenot, GK,LU.Player of the Year – Zuri Prince, Stephen F. AustinFreshman of the Year – Hanna Barker, Stephen F. AustinNewcomer of the Year – Christa Robinson, Stephen F. AustinCoach of the Year – Wally Crittenden, Stephen F. Austinlast_img read more