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Joined: 09 Dec 2008
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Schools: Kellogg Class of 2011

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04 May 2009, 07:35
To add more fuel to the M7/A7/M7+1 etc. debate on BW, Kellogg hosted a group of MBA student body presidents to discuss various aspects of MBA programs and student life. I knew that deans periodically got together, so this is an interesting extension to the schools' student leadership.

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The result: the first-ever Seven Schools Forum, which took place April 24-26 at the James L. Allen Center. By all accounts, the gathering was a groundbreaking success.

The participating business schools included Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Wharton, the University of Chicago, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Each school sent its incoming and outgoing student presidents to Kellogg for a weekend of discussion and debate.

http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/New ... hools.aspx
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Joined: 04 Dec 2007
Posts: 1689

Kudos [?]: 202 [0], given: 31

Schools: Kellogg '11

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04 May 2009, 10:45
Interesting! That's the meeting that Dean Jain referred to during his welcome address at DAK2.

I wonder how Tuck felt about being left out?

Kudos [?]: 202 [0], given: 31

Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Dec 2008
Posts: 476

Kudos [?]: 250 [0], given: 12

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.9

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01 Jun 2009, 14:46
Haha... if I were Tuck I'd be damn bitter

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Current Student
Joined: 28 Aug 2007
Posts: 492

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 11

Schools: Kellogg Class of 2012
WE 1: Energy Risk Consulting
WE 2: Commodities Finance

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01 Jun 2009, 16:09
I stopped following the BW forums a while ago, but what does the A in the A8 mean? Is there any actual substance to this concept, or is it just BW being BW?

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GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318

Kudos [?]: 762 [0], given: 5

Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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01 Jun 2009, 16:35
Its funny how some clown created the "A8" and it seems to have caught on. I have seen numerous folks reference it. Its kind of like the ultra elite, elite, etc...
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Status: Burning mid-night oil....daily
Joined: 07 Nov 2008
Posts: 2400

Kudos [?]: 746 [0], given: 548

Schools: Yale SOM 2011 Alum, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck
WE 1: IB - Restructuring & Distressed M&A

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01 Jun 2009, 16:50
unhedged wrote:
I stopped following the BW forums a while ago, but what does the A in the A8 mean? Is there any actual substance to this concept, or is it just BW being BW?

A8 = Awesome 8....

I kid you not....

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GMAT Forum Moderator
Joined: 01 Nov 2007
Posts: 356

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 14

Schools: Wharton Class of 2011

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01 Jun 2009, 16:53
These concepts are ridiculous. The whole idea of clustering seems a little suspicious to me, there are greater differences between the schools within the same cluster than between the schools belonging to different clusters.

Some... well... guy on BW forum is really strongly pushing this idea of A8 and even claims HBS dean referred to this concept. The funniest part is that A8 cluster really exists, they sre even selling T-shirts with A8 logo, but it referrs to Ivey League universities - Ancient Eight or A8. I've found them here:
http://ivysport.com/category-category_id/377

Man, I saw your posting on BW and I can't say nothing but I admire you for having nerves to post among those... well... guys.
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