Babson Magazine

Winter 2016

Photo: Tom Kates

Imagining the Unimaginable

Fast moving. Risky. Diverse. Complex. The multibillion-dollar biotechnology industry keeps these alumni challenged and intrigued, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Second Acts

On the first day of his second career, Stuart Harper ’74 stood before a class full of men in the early, fragile days of sobriety. On the blackboard, he wrote the word “forgiveness.” Until this moment, Harper had been a salesman. He was good at …

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Adventure and Drive

Sitting down for dinner at a popular South Boston restaurant, Polina Raygorodskaya ’08 is faced with a decision: What wine should she order? “I like things sweet,” she tells the waitress. “What’s the sweetest wine you have by the glass?” …

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Small Talk with Michael Martin

While Michael Martin now lives in an old house by the sea in Beverly, Massachusetts, he hasn’t forgotten the rural Pennsylvania where he came from. Its people and places fill his debut short story collection, Easiest If I Had a Gun. The adjunct …

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A Search for Answers

“Poetry for me is always about discovery,” says Mary Pinard, professor of English at Babson. Portal, her first book, is a collection of poems that attempts to make sense Has related video

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Lost, then Found

Craig Ehrlich’s first teaching job was on an Army base in South Korea. A lawyer by trade, he taught “A Survey of Business Law” to service members on the side mainly so he could gain access to the pristine U.S. base with its green landscaping, …

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Love, Art, and Chocolate

The five days leading up to Valentine’s Day at Xocolatti, the New York City chocolate shop founded by Shaineal Shah ’09, are “out of control,” says the artist and chocolatier. “Chocolate reimagined” is the store’s motto, says Shah, who makes …

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The Man Who Bought

A funny thing happened to Sanmay Ved, MBA’16, early one Tuesday last fall. At precisely 1:20 a.m., for one weird, wild, improbable minute, he owned the most popular website in the world. And all it cost was $12. The implausible happened when Ved …

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Helping a Nonprofit Reach Its Goals

Common Threads needed help. A nonprofit focused on teaching children, especially those in low-income communities, how to purchase, eat, and cook healthy foods by working with schools, teachers, and families, the organization wanted to diversify …

News, Notes + Nods

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

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Love Stories

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we share some of the ways that Babson bonds have brought couples together.

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Rebuilding Babson’s Home for Entrepreneurs

E-Tower is an inspiring place, says Derek Tu ’18, the tower’s president. To understand why, come visit at night when the living-learning community’s members, who all have a passion for entrepreneurship, are hanging out in the big common area, …

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Women’s Soccer Makes the Dance

A history-making moment unfolded for the women’s soccer team last semester. For the first time in 35 seasons, its name was called during the NCAA Tournament selection show on November 9. “When that reality check hit and we saw Babson appear on …

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Bringing Entrepreneurial Inspiration to Biotech

A few years before arriving at Babson, I created and hosted a television show called Shining City that ran on the New England Sports Network. The show highlighted the visionary problem solving of the region’s most dynamic innovators in science …