Its Time To Get LIT

Published: April-18-2016       Author: Benjamin Zirman

Urban dictionary has two definitions for the word “lit”: “When something is turned up and popping” or “the state of being so intoxicated that all the person can do is smile, so that they look lit up like a light.” There is a new app hitting college campuses across America crafted by a student here at YU and his friends that is letting people know where the lit (Urban Dictionary first definition) parties are happening. Most people want to go... Read more

Clarifying the Financial Crisis: The Banks

Published: April-18-2016       Author: Evan Axelrod

The Big Short, a recent Hollywood movie detailing the underdogs who bet on the housing collapse and ensuing recession, has once again refocused society’s attention on the financial system and its shortcomings during the Great Recession of 2008. Grossing $132 million worldwide since its release, the film brings to life Michael Lewis’s depiction of the brilliant men who “went short (bet against) the global financial system.” What did these underdog investors see, which economists and government regulators missed? On a... Read more

Marketing YU’s Latest Graduate School Program

Published: March-29-2016       Author: Dovid Simpser

The Syms administration is constantly updating and reinvigorating the programs they offer. For example, over the past few years, the faculty has refocused the major concentrations, making the majors more distinct and focused. More recently came the creation of the Business Honors and Entrepreneurship Leadership Program along with the Kukin Lecture Series. Continuing in this trend of adapting to a changing business environment, The Sy Syms School of Business, with the support of The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz... Read more

Start-Up University: Nucleus

Published: March-29-2016       Author: Philip Neff

Yonatan Frankel, founder and CEO of Nucleus: The Smart Home Wireless Intercom, received a BA in computer science from Yeshiva University, semicha from RIETS, and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. He didn’t expect to start his own company until he came up with the idea. Two years ago, while renovating his house in Philadelphia, he was looking for an intercom system to be able to keep track of his three rambunctious sons as they run around the house... Read more

Israeli Tech: Pixie Technologies

Published: March-29-2016       Author: Adam Kramer

Pixie Technologies, a startup co-founded by two Israelis and currently based in Los Altos California, is hoping to create a product and network to ensure that no one loses anything ever again. They are pioneering a technology that matches location trackers (they call them Pixie Points) that can be attached to items, with a mobile app that directs the user to the item’s location, using walking instructions and augmented reality video. According to their website, Pixie’s technology is accurate to... Read more

Finance and Tamid Clubs Host Joint Event to Inform Students About a Wall Street Career

Published: March-29-2016       Author: Adam Gutman

The Tamid Club teamed up with the Finance Club on Wednesday, March 16th, to bring in a dynamic YU alumnus to speak about what it takes to successfully work on Wall Street. Students across numerous majors gathered to listen to David Schiff, Managing Director of US Equity Trading at J.P Morgan Asset Management, as he drew upon his vast experience to advise those in attendance about the Wall Street life. After majoring in Computer Science at YU, Schiff started his... Read more

Getting to Know Professor Leonard Fuld

Published: March-29-2016       Author: Etan (Alex) Neiman

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with popular Sy Syms Professor Leonard Fuld, who is known for his engaging personality and unique approach to hair styling. After a wide-ranging career in corporate America, Professor Fuld came to YU, where he currently teaches on the Wilf campus and at Cardozo during the summer. His course offerings include both of the Accounting Principles core classes and both Federal Income Taxation courses for accounting majors. We discussed a broad set of... Read more

Dean Strauss: The Man Behind the Story

Published: February-29-2016       Author: Zachary Porgess

Dean Michael Strauss is the Associate Dean, Professor of Management, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Sy Syms School of Business, and an Assistant to the Provost. Prior to joining Yeshiva University in 2008, Dean Strauss held numerous high-level corporate positions, ranging from Executive Vice President of the Travel and Related Services Division of American Express to CEO of Sherwood Consulting group and to Chairman of BSafe Electrix. His education includes a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from City College of New York... Read more

An Update to YU’s Finances

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Avishai (Jacob) Cohen and Etan (Alex) Neiman

It seems like it was just yesterday that Yeshiva University went from prospering and affluent to struggling to get a grasp of its budget deficit and mountain of debt. YU students have watched as their University got downgrade after downgrade from Moody’s Investors Service, culminating with a fall to a B3 junk bond rating in March of 2014. Earlier this month, Moody’s released a statement affirming this bleak rating, with a negative outlook. Hitting right at home, students have seen... Read more

Unlocking Buffett’s Billions: Understanding his Investment Philosophy

Published: February-28-2016       Author: Evan Axelrod

You don’t have to be a reader of the Wall Street Journal to recognize the name Warren Buffett. The “Oracle of Omaha,” as Buffett is sometimes endearingly referred to due to his residence in Omaha, is known as one of the greatest investors of modern times and as one of the richest people in the world. But what about Benjamin Graham, ever heard of him? How about value investing? Without Benjamin Graham and his value investing philosophy, Warren Buffett would... Read more

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