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May 6, 2013

Healthcare leaders were in New Haven in April for the annual Yale Healthcare Conference. The event is a joint effort between students at the Yale School of Management and the health professional schools at Yale.

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May 6, 2013

Spring transition: Yale SOM student government president Caitlin Sullivan '13, right, meets with her successor, Maya Sudhakaran '14. The student government president coordinates eight committees addressing academic and community life at Yale SOM, and represents the student body in communications with the dean and the administration.

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May 3, 2013

In December, I got an email from a classmate urging me to sign up for a half marathon. Me? Run 13.1 miles? Maybe I could do that?

Fast forward four months and I was jumping onto the train with my running shoes, heading to DC to run my very first half marathon with 20 of my classmates-- some seasoned runners and others who were just as excited as me for their running debut. I hadn't been to DC since 2009 and I was excited to explore the city, hang out with college friends, and share the experience with other first-timers.

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May 1, 2013

An architectural rendering of the Beinecke Room, a multipurpose function space with an outdoor terrace, and a recent photo of the room under construction by Phil Handler/Fly on the Wall Productions.

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April 30, 2013

Contents of our research journals are like unfiltered water. Decision and policy makers should stand forewarned before they use the contents of academic journals to guide them in their work. Fortunately, most of them maintain a healthy skeptical attitude to our findings and prescriptions until they have more evidence on their efficacy.

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April 27, 2013

Peter Thiel just came to Yale to spread his contrarian gospel. The rate of technological innovation is decelerating, he argued, despite our collective belief that there are smart scientists in labs somewhere, working to solve our problems. Government regulation is largely to blame. And inventive minds are too focused on the internet and too neglectful of the world of things. We were supposed to have flying cars by now.

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April 24, 2013

Yale’s extraordinary power to convene, to bring amazing people together, is a staple of our amazing university and Yale School of Management. But even by Yale SOM standards, the past 24 hours have been remarkable. Yesterday afternoon my colleague Jeff Sonnenfeld brought together in a single class session HP CEO Meg Whitman, McKinsey Global Managing Director Dominic Barton and Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

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April 19, 2013

Installation of metal panels continues along the façade facing Whitney Avenue as well as the foundation of the south and east sides.

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April 16, 2013

Yale SOM students took part in the annual Class of 2014 Internship Fund Auction last week. All proceeds raised from this event provide financial support for first-year students who pursue summer internships in the public, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors. The theme of this year's auction was Masquerade.

Photos © Alina Vorobeitchik '14.

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