Babson Magazine

Spring 2015

The Tao of Museums

The Tao of Museums

More than buildings to store and display objects, museums serve as places to share stories, interact with ideas, and stimulate the senses. Just ask these alumni, who strive to keep these treasured communities flourishing. Has related video

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When It Hits the Fan

$700. After a futile and costly search for overseas manufacturers, $700 is all that Scott Hunter’s venture, Vedavoo, had left in its bank account. Going overseas hadn’t been the original plan for Vedavoo, a maker of fly-fishing and outdoor gear. …

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A Search for Meaning in Music

Sandra Graham, associate professor of ethnomusicology, credits a brief romance in her mid-30s with bringing her back to music. Not that her love for music ever really waned. She grew up singing around the piano with her parents and four …

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Beat of Their Own Drummer

Driving through the mountains of Arizona, on her way to Texas with a van full of her wares, Erica Hession, MSM’10, suddenly realized she had a problem: her brakes. Miles of steep downhills had overheated them. “They weren’t stopping me at all,” …

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Small Talk with Simone Aptekman

Simone Aptekman ’15 seems an unlikely source for information about the aftermarket auto-care industry. But she knows it well. In 1991, her parents, both Russian immigrants, founded Hi-Gear Products, which manufactures auto-care products …

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Fascinating, Moving, Magical

The influences and interests of David Akiba, lecturer in photography at Babson and a Boston-based photographer, are widespread. “I take photos of anything I find enchanting and moving,” he says. In 1969, he discovered a mannequin factory in … Has related slideshow

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What If?

As part of the Commencement celebration, graduating seniors often decorate their caps. “My cap is a representation of who I’ve grown to be,” says Taelyr Roberts ’15.

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Through the Lens of Lawrence Ward

Lawrence Ward’s story can be told as a series of vignettes. In one scene, he’s a small child sitting in the back of his mother’s classroom after pretending to be sick so he can watch her teach. In another, he’s the student government geek at the …

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A New Home for Students

After many months of planning and construction, Park Manor West opened its doors this January to welcome new residents. The 81,000-square-foot, three-floor building, located in the heart of campus along College Drive, primarily houses first-year …

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A Historic Run

More than 400 NCAA Division III men’s basketball programs began the season in mid-November, but only four vied for the coveted national championship trophy four months later during the playoffs in Salem, Va. Babson was among those elite. Since …

News, Notes + Nods

Wondering what your classmates have been up to? Come catch up!

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Realizing Untapped Opportunities

“This is not a woman’s problem,” says Candida Brush, professor of entrepreneurship and co-founder of the Diana Project, established in 1996 to research women-led businesses. Women encounter huge hurdles when trying to obtain venture capital, she …

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Developers and Conveners of Entrepreneurs

Babson’s global network of Entrepreneurs of All Kinds is one of our greatest institutional strengths. As that network expands and evolves, new opportunities arise to celebrate homegrown successes, raise our international profile, and be the …