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What Harvard MBA Virtual Admissions Events Are Like

It was the first virtual graduation in the history of Harvard Business School

The COVID-19 pandemic forced b-schools across the nation to shift their courses online back in March. And following suit, many in-person events and functions had to be canceled only to be brought back in a virtual state.

At Harvard Business School, two primary admissions programs – the Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) and Peek Weekend—went virtual this summer due to the pandemic. Despite the fact that attendees didn’t meet in-person, the virtual gatherings still saw great success, according to an article by the HBS Newsroom.

“One silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic is that it provided an opportunity to expand virtual admissions events beyond what we thought was possible,” Kate Bennett, director of marketing for MBA Admissions at HBS, tells Newsroom. “We were able to reach a far higher number of prospective students—an unprecedented number

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Once without a home, Monique Barley running for county mayor to push opportunities

Monique Nicole Barley, 37, aimed high when she followed the family tradition last year and signed up to run for office.

Fourteen months later, the candidate for Miami-Dade mayor sees no reason for experience to be a selling point in a county with one of the widest prosperity gaps in the nation.

“The candidates we have now, they had their opportunities to show the Black and Brown community what they could be doing,” said Barley, a law firm employee and the daughter of former state Representative Roy Hardemon. “But they don’t do it.”

One of six people on the Aug. 18 ballot, Barley and fellow first-time candidate Ludmilla Domond are the only Black candidates running in the Aug. 18 non-partisan primary to succeed term-limited Carlos Gimenez.

The other four candidates — former mayor Alex Penelas and commissioners Esteban “Steve” Bovo, Daniella Levine Cava and Xavier Suarez — had more than

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Essential Advice From Three Top MBA Gatekeepers

As the final MBA admission decisions get made, from applicants who pulled off the waitlist in the last minutes before fall classes to the final granting or rejection of deferral requests, everyone can agree it’s been a remarkably uncertain and stressful time.

After test centers closed, it took weeks for the online version of the GRE and then the GMAT to be taken at home. Many business schools extended their application deadlines and provided candidates with greater flexibility over tests and recommenders. And scores of admitted international applicants found it difficult, if not impossible, to get student visas in time to come to the U.S. for the start of their MBA programs.

At the third annual MBA Summit, sponsored by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, the chief MBA gatekeepers of three highly selective schools met to discuss MBA admissions during the pandemic and beyond. How … Read More

Amedisys Rides on Coronavirus-Led Business Amid Cost Woes

On Jul 17, we issued an updated research report on Amedisys, Inc. AMED. The stock currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

This renowned home health and hospice services provider has outperformed its industry over the past six months. The stock has rallied 16.4% against 1.4% decline of the industry.

The company noted that the COVID-19-led economic mayhem has had a mixed impact on its business. Before the second week of March, Amedisys witnessed a decline in referral volumes and an increase in MIS visits. From the second week of March, the company started to see a drop in MIS visits while witnessing steady recovery in referral volumes in all lines of businesses. In hospice, while referrals hit their lowest point, admission volumes significantly improved.

The company started to see signs of progress in episodes in March. Although the impact of COVID-19 ultimately led to increased lupus and fall in

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