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Kent Jones on Ending the US Trade Embargo Against Cuba

Prof. Kent Jones has been following the debate over ending the decades-old US trade embargo against Cuba, recently loosened by President Obama.  In “The Coming Boom in US-Cuba Trade” he notes that, before Castro, the US was Cuba’s largest trading partner and its major source of foreign investment.  Economic models of trade intensity predict that…

Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching

Becoming Critical Participants of Media Culture

By Xinghua Li, Assistant Professor of Media Studies “What is your favorite medium? Great. Now try to live without it for a week.” During the first day of my Media Studies courses, I assign the “Media Deprivation Experiment.” For the younger generations, media are the air they breathe, and in today’s overwhelming media environment, they…

Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching

The Marvels of 3D Printing – Makerbot Case Study

The Marvels of 3D Printing – MakerBot Case Study Ruth Gilleran, Lecturer of Information Technology Erik Noyes, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship MakerBot is an industry leader in the production of affordable 3D printers.  3D printing is an emerging technology that promises to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. The MakerBot story explores the intersection of…

Scott Moore

Reading the newspaper should be part of your ongoing education

I read the news online every day. Specifically, I read The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Google News with periodic forays into The Financial Times and various weeklies. While reading the NYTimes today, I was struck by how it’s a perfect accompaniment to a Babson College education. Just consider these few examples…

Dennis Hanno

Babson Forum on Entrepreneurship in Rwanda

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we are hosting the first Babson Forum on Entrepreneurship in Kigali, Rwanda. We will have leading entrepreneurs and business leaders at a session on Monday afternoon on “Entrepreneurial Leadership and Venture Growth” and on Tuesday morning we will be hosting more than 30 people from other organizations working on…

Dennis Hanno

Big Things from Babson to Rwanda

On Monday, September 27, we were honored to hold an event that marks the start of something really big for Babson and our students. Over the last two years, students have worked with me on a number of small projects to help entrepreneurs in Rwanda. These projects enabled Babson to come to the attention of leaders in…

Dennis Hanno

Update from Kigali, Rwanda

We spent Monday in meetings with local entrepreneurs to discuss the feasibility of creating a Babson Rwanda Entrepreneurship Centre here in Kigali. We also met with a local entrepreneur who we are helping to establish an alternative women’s health institute. The meetings have gone great and the feedback on both projects has been very positive.…

Dennis Hanno

Journey to Ghana

Today, forty-five of us – students, faculty and staff – embark on a trip to Ghana teaching business and entrepreneurship to local high school students and adult learners. We are on our way to Boston’s Logan Airport and unfortunately our connecting flight departing to London will be delayed five hours. Our new estimated depature time…

Dennis Hanno

The Boston Globe Column

A column penned by journalist (and Babson adjunct professor) Kara Miller has generated much conversation on Boston.com and filled my inbox with more emails than I have ever received on any one topic. Miller reportedly develops the premise of her piece, loosely captured by the title “My Lazy American Students,” from her recent experience in…

Dennis Hanno

The Crowd Erupts for Business and Football

This was written by Babson undergraduate student Leigh Myer ’09. This past week, the group spent their time at various secondary schools to teach Entrepreneurship. They worked with 13 different schools with class sizes ranging from 30 to 80 students. On Thursday, Dean Hanno and Rev. Andoh dropped off 25 computers in total to three…