BSchool Thanks Kravis; Dean Hubbard On Manhattanville: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!”
Written by Bwog Staff
This morning, lots of BSchool students and administration wearing exclusively charcoal gray and black suits gathered on 126th and Adam Clayton Powell to thank Henry Kravis for donating a whopping $100 million to the BSchool’s new Manhattanville campus. The gift is the largest in the BSchool’s history.
BSchool-folk ate danishes and, today in silly cookies, Columbia Business School cookies. One MBA candidate made a confession to another over coffee: “so, I saw the Social Network.”
BSchool Dean Glenn Hubbard thanked PrezBo for his work on Manhattanville, noting that “Manhattanville is the brainchild of President Bollinger.” PrezBo wore a Columbia blue tie. “Only once in a century do we have the chance to create a new campus,” he told the crowd. “We will not build another Morningside campus.”
When the dapper Sir Kravis took the stage, he spoke about the importance of giving back to the community. Kravis said he believed the Manhattanville campus will give Harlem a “second renaissance.” Hubbard described Kravis as the “Roger Clemens of industry” since “he was a winner when he was 20 and he’s a winner now.”
Hubbard finished off by telling the crowd that the BSchool complex in Manhattanville “is not about bricks and it’s not about mortar, it’s about people and ideas.” Then he told an anecdote about a taxi ride he took in Washington D.C with a Japanese businessman. The moral of the story was that “we wain’t seen nothing yet in Manhattanville.”