Fear Factor

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL alumni, who were scheduled to convene in June in Shanghai, will have to wait a year. The group decided in April to postpone its global leadership forum in China because of concerns over Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, the contagious mystery disease known as SARS.

“We chose Shanghai because business was exploding there,” says Christine Fairchild, director of alumni relations at the business school. But when SARS started surfacing throughout Asia in March, the

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