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Interview with Conor Grennan, Dean of Students

Conducted via Email by Dan Gidycz, MBA Class of 2014


Dan: Can you give me a little background on you, how you ended up at Stern (the first time), and what you’ve been up to since?

Conor: I’m from the NYC area generally (upstate and then Jersey City). I went from there to the University of Virginia, and when I graduated there I moved to Prague. Mostly because I figured it would give me something to say at parties when I moved back to the US. I ended up staying in Prague (then Brussels) for about 8 years working in public policy before traveling around the world for a year.…

Review Revue: Fight

In the days running up to the submission deadline for this issue of the Oppy, Courtney and Matt both sent me reviews of Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club, the heart-wrenching drama starring Matthew McConaughey and based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof. Rather than choose between them and risk losing the slighted columnist forever, I’ve decided to run both reviews and fill up most of this page.

True to Courtney’s typical style, her review is a no-nonsense professional job, which offers its bi-weekly breath of fresh air in what would otherwise be exclusively the stinky cloud of the Leonard N.

Doodle Dictionary

Dan Gidycz, MBA Class of 2014

We all love (or should love) Doodle, the simple but brilliant online service that makes it possible for study groups to sit down long enough to divide up projects, and more than 4 people to decide when, to say nothing of where, to host a wild happy hour.

However, through communication with my fellow LAUNCH Captains (Regular readers of this tabloid will recall that LAUNCH must always be capitalized) I learned that few people are familiar with the loose collection of special Doodle circumstances and their names. As I began to share these with my cohort, support grew for them to be collected into a short glossary and included in the pages of this rag, which is a cacophemism for a periodical, especially one lacking journalistic quality.…

CMJ Music Marathon 2013

Dan Gidycz, MBA Class of 2014

As I mentioned elsewhere, I spent the bulk of October 15-19 ignoring all obligations personal and academic to attend the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, which claims to be “NYC’s largest music event”, with 1,400 live performances spanning 80ish nightclubs and theaters, not to mention a pretty significant series of panel discussions and conference events. They’re mostly on the music industry and its ongoing changes, as well as info for managing and breaking unsigned bands into the industry.  It’s a buffet and crash course in all the things a young band needs to know to get sucked into the swirling blades of the Cuisinart that is the music business and spit out as a smooth, marketable pop-rock paste.…

Gidycz Reviews: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dan Gidycz, MBA Class of 2014

A casual fan of The Opera, I often avail myself of the Met’s steeply discounted student tickets. ( I find a certain enjoyment in listening to a man who sings with overwhelming force, filling an enormous concert hall – besting the din of a full orchestra – on subjects dear to me such as demons, murder, betrayal, lust… I freely admit that it’s not for everyone, but it gets me going.

And then there’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play with which I’m quite familiar, and think know is hilarious. I wasn’t exactly sure what would be involved in what I expected to be a comedic opera, but figured it must share at least some of those things I enjoy.…

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