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HBS Admissions Information Session Marred by Brawl

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Cambridge, MA – The parents of two prospective Harvard Business School applicants incited a brawl at a campus admissions information session last week where a scramble for limited seating led to physical confrontation....

When asked how the school will handle future information sessions, Leopold replied, “It’s always been clear to my colleagues and I that these events are not intended for parents – as bringing mom and dad along reflects poorly on the maturity of prospective candidates, but we may need to formally restrict parental participation going forward.”


Wow!

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New post 01 Apr 2009, 03:47
WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :-D
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New post 01 Apr 2009, 04:16
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Dee Leopold, commented, “We understand that parents want the best for their children, and we’re used to phone calls and the occasional interview chaperone, but we’ve never seen so many parents show up for an event - nor have we ever needed to involve campus security!” When asked how the school will handle future information sessions, Leopold replied, “It’s always been clear to my colleagues and I that these events are not intended for parents – as bringing mom and dad along reflects poorly on the maturity of prospective candidates, but we may need to formally restrict parental participation going forward.”


haha... parental interview chaperone???? wow...
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New post 01 Apr 2009, 04:24
Would the trend of parents accompanying their kids be a trend more for Harvard becuase of their well known youngish demographic ? Even so - 23-25 is old enough to not require this kind of hand-holding.

On the other hand - this is April 1 after all...

Edit: I was right - look at the other articles on the page and then at the footnote :)
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New post 01 Apr 2009, 04:36
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Edit: I was right - look at the other articles on the page and then at the footnote :)


Good catch. These are funny too:


Changes in International Travel for Kellogg Students
Orlando, FL – In light of the economic crisis, many leading business schools have been scaling back the international components of their programs to cut costs and ease the financial burden on students. The latest sign of this comes from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, where all KWESTs (Kellogg Worldwide Experience and Service Trips) have been canceled in favor of a single domestic destination: Epcot Theme Park.

Getting into B-School Can Be a Cruise, Sometimes
Los Angeles, CA - Tom Cruise recently issued a video press release announcing his acceptance into four premier business schools. Cruise proudly claimed that he gained entry into these schools despite a GMAT score of 470 and a refusal to discuss his career goals in any of his application essays. “The way I see it is this: I’m Tom Cruise; I’m kind of a big deal. I have played an entrepreneur in countless movies…Risky Business? Check. Rain Man? Yup. Far and Away? Well, in that film I was more of a frontiersperson, but you see what I mean—I totally can get into the mindset of a savvy business person. Oh and let’s not forget Jerry McGuire – I know all about mission statements and corporate responsibility!” Cruise did not divulge the names of the schools in question, but said he had narrowed the field to two schools, one on the east coast and one on the west. “I’m wondering if they’d be willing to let me go back and forth between them. I think it would be amazing to experience a bi-coastal business experience, I really do.” No word yet on how Cruise would deal with potential on-location filming vs. classroom commitment conflicts.
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New post 01 Apr 2009, 05:07
Who brings parents to HBS info session????

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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New post 01 Apr 2009, 05:08
good stuff! :lol:
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good stuff! :lol:


I feel guilty now that I didn't take my mom to any of my bschool campus visits....

What a crappy son that I am....
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Is April Fool's Day a US-only thing? If not, those ClearAdmit posts could really confuse some international applicants. :lol:
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New post 01 Apr 2009, 05:25
I can confirm that I saw applicants show up with a parent at several east coast schools...all looked to be on the young side. I thought it was a little strange but it happens, so that is what makes the article that much smarter.
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Is April Fool's Day a US-only thing? If not, those ClearAdmit posts could really confuse some international applicants. :lol:


In Brazil we have this "date" too, perhaps because of the huge American influence we have...

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Cambridge, MA – The parents of two prospective Harvard Business School applicants incited a brawl at a campus admissions information session last week where a scramble for limited seating led to physical confrontation....

When asked how the school will handle future information sessions, Leopold replied, “It’s always been clear to my colleagues and I that these events are not intended for parents – as bringing mom and dad along reflects poorly on the maturity of prospective candidates, but we may need to formally restrict parental participation going forward.”


I know I shouldn't have brought Mom and Dad to that session!! Good thing I gave a fake name when I registered...poor Dent Alfloss didn't get in :(
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