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July 21, 2014

A Yale SOM student startup was invited to showcase its technology at the Silicon Innovation Forum (SIF) at SEMICON West, with promising results.

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July 18, 2014

Maryrose Myrtetus ’15 is spending the summer working with Greenovate Boston, a grassroots community organization, to improve the city’s commercial recycling rates. On the Yale Center for Business and the Environment blog, she shares the lessons she’s learned:

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July 7, 2014

We would like to welcome you to SOM with some unsolicited advice. There are only so many days left before you start Orientation. Until then, we wanted to provide you with some things you could do now to prepare yourself for the unrelenting whirlwind that is the SOM MBA experience. We’ve come up with these words of wisdom, (in random, stream-of-consciousness order) for the summer prior to your arriving here, but also for keeping in mind during your time at SOM.

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By: Ada Wan
May 2, 2014

At 12:59 p.m. this past Saturday, the dunk tank was ready. The hula-hoops were laid out, the jump ropes uncoiled and the bouncy house inflated. All that was missing was the children. 

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March 24, 2014

Dim Sum Brunch connects first year, second year, MAM students as well as SOM partners who may  not get to interact on campus. Dim Sum Brunch, sponsored by the Student Experience Fund (SEF), aims to promote cross-class integration and cross-cultural communication at SOM.

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February 27, 2014

A panel held during Yale SOM’s International Month explored the lasting impact of the Olympics and World Cup on host nations.

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February 23, 2014

Professor Art Swersey throws the ball up for tipoff Spirited competition is a big part of life at SOM.  Not only do we have a running year-long competition between the four cohorts known as “Cohort Cup”, but we also have the 4029 cup, a series of athletic contests in which first years compete against second years (note: 2014 +2015 = 4029; next year we’ll have the 4031 cup, 2015 + 2016 = 4031). Unlike Cohort Cup, in which each cohort has the ability to accumulate points with individual competitions over the course of the year, 4029 events are all about pride.

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February 21, 2014

The annual Q+ event uses comedy sketches to highlight serious challenges in gender and sexual diversity.

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February 13, 2014

I had lived through spring and summer my entire life. I was lucky to be born in Colombia, and I was thus blessed to have flowers every day of my childhood. I could not really imagine what a snowflake was like, it seemed so distant, and as everything you haven’t experienced yet, you think about it with a sense of incredibility. I knew cold, I knew rain, but in my mind, in my past, weather was more dependable, less volatile. I had not grasped completely what it would be like to have the streets, the parks, everything I knew covered in white, to see it completely transformed.

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February 11, 2014

Luckily, these final pot luck dinners managed to stay on the schedule; most people enjoyed them because it was a good way to relax and socialize in a casual setting just prior to finals. The pot lucks were also really successful because SOM can cook! While there are always a lot of people who profess to love eating food, there is generally less people who can actually cook good food as well. At SOM, I found that many of my classmates were able to produce great food at very high levels, even when scaled up for large quantities.

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