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Posts published in “Issue 3: November 2021”

Wellness & Busyness in B-School

Ah, business and busyness. I have met many a friend or peer who didn’t know that busyness was an actual word, and in the realm of business school, it’s simply taken for granted that yes, we’re all busy. So what? We all get stressed and overwhelmed by all that we have to do, so beyond the occasional vent session to our friends, partners, or family, is there really anything we can do to grapple with it all and feel at peace? It also doesn’t help that Western society, in particular big cities, glorifies busyness, or at least the appearance of constant hustling.…

At long last, it’s Infrastructure Week

Week, month, maybe decade. Who knows? The point is after years of talking about America’s crumbling infrastructure, and talking, and talking, and talking, we might finally have gotten somewhere.

No promises, though.

The media would have you believe the start of Joe Biden’s presidency has been an unmitigated disaster, and while declaring that a whole 21% of the way through his first term is a bold choice, well, maybe it could be going better? I don’t know. Negotiating transformative legislation seems kind of hard when there’s one guy who is really into fossil fuels and the idea that you need bipartisan support to justify letting mothers stay home with their newborns.…

The 20s are back! Langone Roaring 20s Gala

After a hiatus in what we not so fondly remember as 2020, the roaring 20s are back in the form of the 2021 Langone Gala, aptly Gatsby themed. At the 74Wythe rooftop event space on waterfront Williamsburg, part-time Langone MBAs put on their finest fringe, tuxedos, and feathers. Congratulations and thank you to the Langone Student Government for putting on a stunning event, complete with Manhattan skyline views and endless champagne.

Special shout-out to Brian Wanee and Yanjka Regan of LSG for spearheading the planning!

Above: Langone Student Government

In between the photo booth, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres, we asked a few folks their thoughts on the event:

“Absolutely stunning, everybody looks gorgeous and it’s a great chance to mingle with other cohorts and dress up!”

The Boost to the Covid Vax

The air is brisk, the days are shorter, and the temperature is dropping, which can only mean one thing: It’s respiratory virus season. Or at least it’s a notable season for us health care workers, especially those of us who work in pediatrics. Respiratory viruses increase in prevalence during the winter months. This is because viruses can survive longer in colder temperatures and lower humidity and because people spend more time inside during the winter. But I’m not here to remind you of elementary science. I’m here to talk about the science behind the Covid vaccine and some of the uncertainties.…

Dear Oppy: November 2021

We are proud to continue our agony advice column, Dear Oppy: B-School Advice for the Everyday Sternie – “real questions, terrible advice.”

The Oppy can be quite Stern at times but is here to answer the queries and qualms of all MBA students so send them his/her/their way at oppy@stern.nyu.edu or fill this out, anonymously.

Dear Oppy,

Why are finals in person?

Sincerely,

Serious

Dear Is this a serious question?

Are you for f*cking real? Eli Manning didn’t win two Super Bowls by sitting on his couch! That’s just how he earns tons of money and gets to be on TV.…

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