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Also in 1953:
Aldrich and Kresge Halls, the first major additions to the original HBS campus, are dedicated in June. The total cost of Aldrich (the classroom building cut from the original campus plan for budget reasons) is $3.2 million, and the Rockefellers add a $1.8 million endowment for upkeep; the total cost of Kresge (a dining facility and campus center) is $2.3 million.
HBS receives requests for assistance from 32 foreign educational institutions, signaling the beginning of almost two decades of active HBS "missionary" work overseas.
Professor Melvin T. Copeland retires after 45 years on faculty
With Ford Foundation funding, faculty votes in favor of an enlarged doctoral program, and (with Harvard's permission) to grant a "Doctor in Business Administration" degree instead of the "Doctor of Commercial Science" degree
At a March meeting in Princeton, HBS and other leading business schools agree to adopt an "Admission Test for Graduate Study in Business"
C. Roland Christensen receives DCS degree; publishes Management Succession in Small and Growing Enterprises
Citing financial aid statistics, David refutes idea that HBS is a "rich man's school"
Dan Smith begins six-year leave to join Treasury Department and help rewrite Internal Revenue Code
David writes that "business is not yet a profession," and calls for "leadership" to be made a permanent part of the curriculum
HBR circulation reaches 35,000; 89% of subscribers are in "top management"
HBS faculty help 12 Canadian universities offer "Atlantic Summer School for Advanced Business Administration" in Halifax
HBS takes over operation of HBS Fund from alumni
James Healy and John Dunlop publish Collective Bargaining
Keith Butters and Lawrence Thompson publish Effects of Taxation on Investments by Individuals
Moffett Professorship, honoring agribusiness executive George Moffett, is established
New "Doctoral Lounge" opens in Baker
New "Office of Case Development" takes over responsibility for case research from Division of Research
Professor Bertrand Fox succeeds Copeland as head of Division of Research; works with Research Policy Committee to review HBS research program
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Division of Audio-Visual Education is created to investigate use of media in case development and teaching
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