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What Does Broad Have in Common with Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

By Caroline Brooks

While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn you house points, while any rule-breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points is awarded the House Cup, a great honour.

—Professor Minerva McGonagall, head of Gryffindor House, Hogwarts

Taking a page from the Harry Potter book series, students at Eli Broad College of Business were awarded the first official “Broad Cup,” a competition between student organizations similar to the coveted House Cup between houses of Hogwarts.

The competition was developed by the Presidents’ Council, with points awarded to the 24 Broad student organizations based on members participating in events throughout the year. Each organization’s president was responsible for accurately and fairly reporting the outcome of competitions, attendance, and all other scoring-related matters for their respective organization.

Delta Sigma Pi walked away 2016 champions, with the Michigan State University Marketing Association and the Broad China Business Society in second and third places, respectively.

Thirteen events throughout the year provided opportunities for organizations to earn points, including a football tournament, networking sessions, a career fair, and a speaker series featuring Quicken Loans CEO Dan Gilbert.

The winning organization’s name was engraved on the Broad Cup and is now showcased in the Business College Complex.

A little less wizardry and a little more entrepreneurial, the Broad Cup will change year to year, but like the House Cup, keep the competition animated among students.

 


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