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David, Donald Kirk
Also in 1942:
Army Air Forces ask HBS to plan and operate an Officers Candidate School for statistical officers under direct government contract; begins operating in June, and includes the first of 6,400 students whom HBS will train in 9 military programs during the war.
Wallace B. Donham resigns deanship after 23 years; he is succeeded by former HBS faculty member and New York executive Donald K. David.
15% of HBS budget is covered by endowment income
6 of the 20 tennis courts behind Morgan Hall are paved over for the construction of the Supply Corps' Cowie Mess Hall
Disastrous Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills more than 450 in Boston, including several HBS students
Donham writes that the flexibility of the case method has allowed the "successful conversion of our curriculum to war conditions"
Faculty votes guidelines for accepting research funding, emphasizing need for independence
HBS Clubs in Paris and Shanghai suspend operations
Harvard University Trade Union Program, under direction of Professor Sumner H. Slichter, is launched as 9-month program by HBS, the Littauer School, and Department of Economics
In December, faculty votes to discontinue 12 courses not related to war effort
In last initiative of his deanship, Donham proposes to faculty that HBS agree to offer a government-sponsored retraining program for a "group of older men [making] the conversion from peacetime to wartime employment"
J. Anton de Haas travels to Bogota, Colombia, to assist in planning a college of business administration in that country
Melvin Copeland is named Director of Research
Neil Borden publishes The Economic Effects of Advertising
Paul Lawrence enrolls in MBA program in May
Professor Howard T. Lewis contributes essay, "The cost of loyalty," to student yearbook, saying that HBS alumni are a "force for good"
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David organizes "Air Research Advisory Committee" in support of aviation research at HBS
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