10/3/2012 8:59 PM
Today we first years “celebrated” our last day of class in the first half of the Core......not quite as exciting as the last day of school before summer vacation. We have our Financial Accounting final on Saturday afternoon, Marketing on Sunday afternoon and Econ on Tuesday morning - sounds like an awesome weekend right!???
Unfortunately having finals this weekend means that Everett and I are missing what I’m sure will be an amazing wedding between two great friends up in Boston. Having said that – I am excited for these finals to be done because that means we will officially be finished with the first half of the Core. Important milestones!
I keep hearing that the second half continues to pick up even more. Professor Roni Michaely’s Finance class continues to be mentioned with dread by second years and I know that the balancing act of recruiting and schoolwork will continue to be a challenge.
Some updates in Ithaca – the apple fest this weekend in the Commons was pretty awesome. A lot of local vendors were represented including Cornell’s own Orchard where we tried some apples.
Following the Harvest Festival a few of us stopped by a local wine bar called “Corks and More” and had some drinks in the afternoon sun along Lake Cayuga. This place has a fun tasting premise– you have a card that works like a debit card that you use to a pay for a taste or glass of wine and a pretty sophisticated machine automatically dispenses your selection. We had some fun with that.
Sunday was spent catching up on homework and preparing for an Econ quiz I had to make-up on Monday morning. We had some friends over Sunday night to watch the Giants/Eagles game and had some chili going – the smell was hard to resist all day as I was reading about oligopolies and profit maximizing strategies. Unfortunately, the chili was more successful than Lawrence Tynes’s game ending 54-yard field goal attempt but its still early in the season for the defending champs.
On campus, Johnson continued to host more corporate briefings for students to attend to begin making professional connections with companies that hire on campus. Tomorrow marks the final Sage Social of the first half of the semester. Sage Social is a weekly event held on Thursday afternoons in the Sage Atrium where the Johnson community is able to mingle over food and drinks leading into the weekend. Following the Sage Social, two Johnson Economics professors – including the core’s own Mike Waldman - are hosting a Presidential Debate debrief to analyze tonight’s debate. Also on schedule is Johnson On Tap’s Oktoberfest. After that I’m planning on going into full lock down at my favorite quiet spot on campus - the White room at Uris library aka the “Harry Potter” reading room - in order to prepare for these finals. Fall break is just around the corner and I’m definitely looking forward to a couple days of seeing friends and family in NYC, NJ and Philly (Everett’s home turf). Its not quite summer vacation but I’m looking forward to it nonetheless because I know I will be back in Sage before I know it!