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Recap on “Medicare for All Debate”

By Aditi Thakur

With the 2020 elections approaching quickly, Medicare for All is once again at the forefront of intense debate. Sharp divisions exist not only along party lines, but also within parties themselves, as the progressive and moderate wings find themselves debating the merits of a complete overhaul or a more gradual transition to single payer healthcare. As with most hot-button topics, the Medicare debate has, unfortunately, devolved into a partisan issue with a lack of substantive debate about its economic and policy nuances. 

The Adam Smith Society, or SmithSoc, is a national chapter-based network of MBA students that facilitates nonpartisan discussion and debate of pressing economic and public policy issues.…

Introducing A Selection of This Year’s $300K Challenge Finalists

Four finalist teams talk about their passion, sharing how the team came together and their favorite moments.


CariedAway is keeping kids cavity-free through preventive care treatments performed conveniently in school settings rather than at dentists’ offices.

Left to right: Richard Niederman and Pratik Sourav (not pictured: Habib Benzian and Anthony Donadia)
Photo credit: Courtesy of W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs

What idea are you bringing to the $300K Challenge?  

CariedAway brings care to kids in schools. Specifically, we bring cavity prevention to kids. Cavities are a preventable bacterial infection, technically called “caries.” Hence the name CariedAway.

Care through our services takes less than 15 minutes twice per year and reduces cavities by almost 80 percent.…

Learning to Navigate the Corporate Jungle Gym at the 27th Annual SWIB Conference

As I approached the registration desk for the 27th Annual Stern Women in Business (SWIB) Conference, a woman handed over my nametag and a brochure. In proud, bold capital letters, the brochure boasted this year’s theme: “Through Her Eyes: Navigating the Jungle Gym.”

I immediately envisioned the time-worn, wooden playground on which I experienced so much laughter as well as a copious amount of splinters during my school days. Yet, I struggled to connect a jungle gym with my career.

Keynote speaker Colleen Taylor, Executive Vice President at Mastercard, skillfully aligned the metaphor with her professional journey, describing triumphs and obstacles alike in fitting terms such as “climbing the ladder,” “hanging from the monkey bars” and even “sliding.”…

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