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 India’s largest corporate group i.e. The Tata Group is owned by Public Charitable Trusts (i.e. Tata Trusts) whose beneficiaries are the people of India. These are not a personal family trusts. The Original will of the founder and family members was documented to be spent in India and also to fund the institutions set up by the founders through these trusts.

India’s largest corporate group i.e. The Tata Group is owned by Public Charitable Trusts (i.e. Tata Trusts) whose beneficiaries are the people of India. These are not a personal family trusts. The Original will of the founder and family members was documented to be spent in India and also to fund the institutions set up by the founders through these trusts.

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 This is actually not surprising considering all of the money flowing into Harvard through Nohira and the quiz pro who attached to it. Where there is smoke there is fire. What is shocking is that Harvard is still considering him as the president of the university with all of these scandals are about to break.As a point of reference, the people named in the Panama papers have one thing in common.

This is actually not surprising considering all of the money flowing into Harvard through Nohira and the quiz pro who attached to it. Where there is smoke there is fire. What is shocking is that Harvard is still considering him as the president of the university with all of these scandals are about to break.As a point of reference, the people named in the Panama papers have one thing in common.

 In 1990, when Harvard was in the process of selecting a new President, Harvard students and alumni rallied together to crest Harvard Watch. According to its founders, Harvard Watch was “a broad-based coalition of students and alumni across the University’s schools concerned with corporate governance at Harvard.” Sound familiar? 

In 1990, when Harvard was in the process of selecting a new President, Harvard students and alumni rallied together to crest Harvard Watch. According to its founders, Harvard Watch was “a broad-based coalition of students and alumni across the University’s schools concerned with corporate governance at Harvard.” Sound familiar? 

 NITIN Nohria’s close proximity to corporate leaders and donors has a huge ability to impact the credibility and the foundation upon which Harvard is built. These close relationships have been leveraged to create fallacious case studies on subjects such as the “success of the Nano”, which has now been proven to be a monumental* failure. (* Nano Article 1  &  Nano Article 2 )

NITIN Nohria’s close proximity to corporate leaders and donors has a huge ability to impact the credibility and the foundation upon which Harvard is built. These close relationships have been leveraged to create fallacious case studies on subjects such as the “success of the Nano”, which has now been proven to be a monumental* failure. (*Nano Article 1 & Nano Article 2)

 We have explored the intricate details of Nitin Nohria’s hiring as HBS Dean which was linked to his ability to set up the largest donation in the history of HBS. As we have seen, this donation had serious strings attached. So why would Dean Nohria risk his academic reputation so? Is it just about the money? Power? Maybe both but there seems to be more. Let’s start with a little background. 

We have explored the intricate details of Nitin Nohria’s hiring as HBS Dean which was linked to his ability to set up the largest donation in the history of HBS. As we have seen, this donation had serious strings attached. So why would Dean Nohria risk his academic reputation so? Is it just about the money? Power? Maybe both but there seems to be more. Let’s start with a little background. 

 In the entire Tata boardroom episode one man who definitely exceeded his mandate was none other than HBS Dean and Director at Tata Board- Prof. Nitin Nohria. So who is Nitin Noharia? How and why did he get so much prominence at the Tata Board? Is it because of his academic track record (Incidently he is NOT from Harvard but an outsider)  or his willingness to promote a business house agenda with there money and his power.

In the entire Tata boardroom episode one man who definitely exceeded his mandate was none other than HBS Dean and Director at Tata Board- Prof. Nitin Nohria. So who is Nitin Noharia? How and why did he get so much prominence at the Tata Board? Is it because of his academic track record (Incidently he is NOT from Harvard but an outsider)  or his willingness to promote a business house agenda with there money and his power.

 Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School on July 1st, 2010. 3 months later, it was announced that the Chairman of India’s largest company, Tata Group, was donating $50 million to HBS- the largest gift from an international donor in the school’s history. This donation had been in the works for a while and was a part of Nohria’s appointment as Dean. 

Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School on July 1st, 2010. 3 months later, it was announced that the Chairman of India’s largest company, Tata Group, was donating $50 million to HBS- the largest gift from an international donor in the school’s history. This donation had been in the works for a while and was a part of Nohria’s appointment as Dean. 

 As Harvard embarks on the important decision on whom to appoint as the President of Harvard University, the guardian of our values, we the students of Harvard would like to place a few issues for your consideration. We believe that the Chair of the President of Harvard must be occupied by a person who does not have the stain of conflict of interest or one who can potentially compromise his or her ethics for commercial gain.

As Harvard embarks on the important decision on whom to appoint as the President of Harvard University, the guardian of our values, we the students of Harvard would like to place a few issues for your consideration. We believe that the Chair of the President of Harvard must be occupied by a person who does not have the stain of conflict of interest or one who can potentially compromise his or her ethics for commercial gain.

 Harvard has also made efforts to lead the way in green development, by setting university-wide goals and priorities in the areas of emissions and energy, campus operations, nature and ecosystems, health and well-being and culture and learning.   This is well documented in the Harvard University Sustainability Report .

Harvard has also made efforts to lead the way in green development, by setting university-wide goals and priorities in the areas of emissions and energy, campus operations, nature and ecosystems, health and well-being and culture and learning.  This is well documented in the Harvard University Sustainability Report.

 Nitin Nohria is the part owner of SKIL Infrastructure in India. The company is controlled by Nohria’s colleague, Nikhil Gandhi. Harvard Not for Sale has discovered that SKIL infrastructure was set up by Nohria and Gandhi as the project for the Positra Port in the state of Gujarat in India. The project was rejected by the environment ministry of India because Nohria’s company’s proposal would have devastated the fragile marine eco-system in the area. The capitalist and very ungreen-friendly proposal would have been an embarrassment had it been proposed in the US but Nohria continues to show little regard to ethics and the environment in general but especially in that part of the world. 

Nitin Nohria is the part owner of SKIL Infrastructure in India. The company is controlled by Nohria’s colleague, Nikhil Gandhi. Harvard Not for Sale has discovered that SKIL infrastructure was set up by Nohria and Gandhi as the project for the Positra Port in the state of Gujarat in India. The project was rejected by the environment ministry of India because Nohria’s company’s proposal would have devastated the fragile marine eco-system in the area. The capitalist and very ungreen-friendly proposal would have been an embarrassment had it been proposed in the US but Nohria continues to show little regard to ethics and the environment in general but especially in that part of the world. 

 Independent board members are put in place to protect the shareholders and stakeholders of a publicly traded company. The shareholders are the owners of the company but are not the decision makers in day to day matters. Boards are put in place to protect shareholders interests. They provide checks and balances and approve key decisions to ensure these companies are not controlled by insiders or a good ol’ boy group who toe the company/CEO line. They act as a third party check and balance for the good of the company, its shareholders and stakeholders. 

Independent board members are put in place to protect the shareholders and stakeholders of a publicly traded company. The shareholders are the owners of the company but are not the decision makers in day to day matters. Boards are put in place to protect shareholders interests. They provide checks and balances and approve key decisions to ensure these companies are not controlled by insiders or a good ol’ boy group who toe the company/CEO line. They act as a third party check and balance for the good of the company, its shareholders and stakeholders. 

 In this new era of fake news where the leader of the free world calls established news sources fake and amateur news sources correct, and where many established news sources are abandoning objectivity more and more every day and encourage contentious and heartless  bickering from highly opinionated pundits with clear agendas (because it sells), it is of upmost importance that academia holds strong to objectivity truth and integrity and remain a bastion of higher learning with an uncompromising passion to seek out facts and truth rather than becoming mired down in corporate agendas, by pushing the opinions, partisan politics or shameless marketing of donors to pay them back and even agreeing to serve on their boards which puts Harvard in a blatant conflict of interest. 

In this new era of fake news where the leader of the free world calls established news sources fake and amateur news sources correct, and where many established news sources are abandoning objectivity more and more every day and encourage contentious and heartless  bickering from highly opinionated pundits with clear agendas (because it sells), it is of upmost importance that academia holds strong to objectivity truth and integrity and remain a bastion of higher learning with an uncompromising passion to seek out facts and truth rather than becoming mired down in corporate agendas, by pushing the opinions, partisan politics or shameless marketing of donors to pay them back and even agreeing to serve on their boards which puts Harvard in a blatant conflict of interest. 

 An Indian Securities Regulator passed an order in 2016, indicting the Promoters of a large Indian corporate, of violating Insider Trading rules vis-à-vis a multi-billion dollar sale of its healthcare division.  Ironically, Harvard’s celebrated “professor of ethics”, Nitin Nohria was involved intimately in this deal.  Today, he is discussed to be a top contender for leading Harvard University. 

An Indian Securities Regulator passed an order in 2016, indicting the Promoters of a large Indian corporate, of violating Insider Trading rules vis-à-vis a multi-billion dollar sale of its healthcare division.  Ironically, Harvard’s celebrated “professor of ethics”, Nitin Nohria was involved intimately in this deal.  Today, he is discussed to be a top contender for leading Harvard University. 

 Professor Palepu is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He also was a Senior Associate Dean at the Harvard Business School for several years, overseeing the school's research, and its global initiative. Ironically, he has also been quoted often for his views on corporate governance.

Professor Palepu is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He also was a Senior Associate Dean at the Harvard Business School for several years, overseeing the school's research, and its global initiative. Ironically, he has also been quoted often for his views on corporate governance.

 The Crimson recently produced an article about the ongoing global debate about sexual assault and misconduct and how it will  cause the search committee looking for Harvard’s next president to vet candidates more extensively. In the article Ted Webb, a search expert at Ford Webb Associates who recruits for both public and private sector organizations, said he thinks the increased scrutiny of bad behavior will ultimately improve the University’s selection process.

The Crimson recently produced an article about the ongoing global debate about sexual assault and misconduct and how it will  cause the search committee looking for Harvard’s next president to vet candidates more extensively. In the article Ted Webb, a search expert at Ford Webb Associates who recruits for both public and private sector organizations, said he thinks the increased scrutiny of bad behavior will ultimately improve the University’s selection process.

 In October 2016, there was a high decibel boardroom coup in India’s largest conglomerate Tata Sons. Though Tata had once been regarded as an ethical organization, rampant allegations of corruption and fraud (H1B US fraud case and Air Asia corruption charges etc.) had put the conglomerate under scrutiny. As a result, when a few board members orchestrated a completely unforeseen ouster of its Chairman who had been seeking to clean up the corruption, the markets responded in a massive selloff of the company’s stock which saw Tata lose $16 billion of its value in a matter of days. 

In October 2016, there was a high decibel boardroom coup in India’s largest conglomerate Tata Sons. Though Tata had once been regarded as an ethical organization, rampant allegations of corruption and fraud (H1B US fraud case and Air Asia corruption charges etc.) had put the conglomerate under scrutiny. As a result, when a few board members orchestrated a completely unforeseen ouster of its Chairman who had been seeking to clean up the corruption, the markets responded in a massive selloff of the company’s stock which saw Tata lose $16 billion of its value in a matter of days. 

 Prof. Nohria the current Dean of Harvard Business School is the front-runner for the President of Harvard University. HarvardNotForSale.com is bringing to the forefront some facts about him and other influencers at Harvard in an effort to stop corruption and neo nepotism.   To share a few pointed facts- Dean Nitin Nohria and his family’s rise and allegations of conflict of interest:

Prof. Nohria the current Dean of Harvard Business School is the front-runner for the President of Harvard University. HarvardNotForSale.com is bringing to the forefront some facts about him and other influencers at Harvard in an effort to stop corruption and neo nepotism. To share a few pointed facts- Dean Nitin Nohria and his family’s rise and allegations of conflict of interest:

 Over the last several weeks we have seen an amazing display of mostly women and some men finally mustered the much required courage to come out and publicly call out men who had abused their power and influence to sexually abuse and harass them. It has been and amazing turn of events in the United States. Men of extreme power and influence in Hollywood, politics, business and the media have been exposed in an unfortunate and rampant cases of abusing their positions of influence and power sexually. It has been a time of reckoning in the United States.

Over the last several weeks we have seen an amazing display of mostly women and some men finally mustered the much required courage to come out and publicly call out men who had abused their power and influence to sexually abuse and harass them. It has been and amazing turn of events in the United States. Men of extreme power and influence in Hollywood, politics, business and the media have been exposed in an unfortunate and rampant cases of abusing their positions of influence and power sexually. It has been a time of reckoning in the United States.

 Secret meetings held by the Harvard presidential search committee demonstrates a lack of transparency in a process fraught with corruption.According to Crimson, the search committee selecting Harvard’s next president met secretly at the Belmont home of a committee member last Saturday. The group spent almost the whole day in private discussions and a dozen total people left when darkness fell at the end of the day 

Secret meetings held by the Harvard presidential search committee demonstrates a lack of transparency in a process fraught with corruption.According to Crimson, the search committee selecting Harvard’s next president met secretly at the Belmont home of a committee member last Saturday. The group spent almost the whole day in private discussions and a dozen total people left when darkness fell at the end of the day 

 Over the last several weeks we have seen an amazing display of mostly women and some men finally mustered the much required courage to come out and publicly call out men who had abused their power and influence to sexually abuse and harass them. It has been and amazing turn of events in the United States. Men of extreme power and influence in Hollywood, politics, business and the media have been exposed in an unfortunate and rampant cases of abusing their positions of influence and power sexually. It has been a time of reckoning in the United States.

Over the last several weeks we have seen an amazing display of mostly women and some men finally mustered the much required courage to come out and publicly call out men who had abused their power and influence to sexually abuse and harass them. It has been and amazing turn of events in the United States. Men of extreme power and influence in Hollywood, politics, business and the media have been exposed in an unfortunate and rampant cases of abusing their positions of influence and power sexually. It has been a time of reckoning in the United States.

 In this new era of fake news where the leader of the free world calls established news sources fake and amateur news sources correct, and where many established news sources are abandoning objectivity more and more every day and encourage contentious and heartless  bickering from highly opinionated pundits with clear agendas (because it sells), it is of upmost importance that academia holds strong to objectivity truth and integrity and remain a bastion of higher learning with an uncompromising passion to seek out facts and truth rather than becoming mired down in corporate agendas, by pushing the opinions, partisan politics or shameless marketing of donors to pay them back and even agreeing to serve on their boards which puts Harvard in a blatant conflict of interest. 

In this new era of fake news where the leader of the free world calls established news sources fake and amateur news sources correct, and where many established news sources are abandoning objectivity more and more every day and encourage contentious and heartless  bickering from highly opinionated pundits with clear agendas (because it sells), it is of upmost importance that academia holds strong to objectivity truth and integrity and remain a bastion of higher learning with an uncompromising passion to seek out facts and truth rather than becoming mired down in corporate agendas, by pushing the opinions, partisan politics or shameless marketing of donors to pay them back and even agreeing to serve on their boards which puts Harvard in a blatant conflict of interest. 

  W hat is the role of a President/Dean of a University? What are the most important qualities that the university looks for? Is it leadership? Fundraising ability? This article will analyze these roles and responsibilities in light of the search for a new president at Harvard University and how this selection will impact Harvard going forward.

What is the role of a President/Dean of a University? What are the most important qualities that the university looks for? Is it leadership? Fundraising ability? This article will analyze these roles and responsibilities in light of the search for a new president at Harvard University and how this selection will impact Harvard going forward.