Professor Gregory Mankiw is coming to campus to talk Economics

Yep, that’s the same Gregory Mankiw who wrote your Principles of Economics (ECON0110) textbook that you’ve come to know so well.In addition to calling attention to the regal character of his children’s names (Nicholas, Catherine, and Peter), Professor Friedberg probably informed you that he’s the chairman of the Economics department at Harvard. But did you know that he’s also the former Chief Economic Advisor to the Bush Administration? Or that he blogs?Obviously, the man(kiw) has a lot to say about economics—you’ve definitely gotten a taste of this through scouring the Principles textbook. But there’s a lot more where that came from.

Prof. Mankiw is coming to campus on Wednesday, November 13 to give a talk entitled “The Long-Term Fiscal Problem: It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” The event is sponsored by Brown Women in Business and will take place at 8 p.m. in Salomon 001. There will be time for a Q&A… and to enjoy free food from Meeting Street!

If you’re interested in hearing what this seasoned economist has to say about the economy, curious to see what the author of your Principles textbook looks like, or really into free Meeting Street sandwiches and cookies, you should definitely stop by to Salomon 001 on Wednesday night. Check out the Facebook event here.

This post is sponsored by Brown Women in Business.

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What to burn to stay warm during Superstorm Sandy (Cohen)

Doesn't make you Jake Gyllenhaal though

Now that classes are canceled again, we’re in it for the long haul, but rations might be running out and conditions are getting grimmer. The lights are flickering, heating might be going out, and oh god you haven’t had a Blue Room sandwich in over 24 hours. If Sandy (Cohen) turns out to be the 2012 Apocalypse (a bit too soon), and civilization needs to resort to desperate measures to stay alive, here’s a list of makeshift firewood for the new dark ages.

Not sure how you’d be reading this though… do iPhones still work at the end of the world?

1. Candles
ResLife is huddling together for warmth somewhere away from campus, so forget the $100 fine and light ‘em up!

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