Latest News: Journalist AJ Jordan ’15: Best Financial Decision Was Attending Purchase Jordan writes for the Business Insider website. Aya Keefe ’07 Named Manhattan’s Deputy Borough President She’s on the senior staff team for Manhattan’s Borough President Mark Levine. The Purchase Shark Tank-Style Competition Awards Entrepreneurs The top prize went to Shannon Dawson for a social media app for creatives. Adam Nagourney ’77 Captures Historical Importance of Supreme Court Ruling The author and political reporter for The New York Times co-authored a piece for the paper on the occasion of the landmark Supreme Court ruling on LBGTQ rights. Sophomores Andres Hernandez- Rodriguez and Brian Farez Win StartUp Purchase They’ll receive $5,000 for finishing first in the Third Annual Startup Pitching Competition. Economics Club Prepares Students for Future Careers Entrepreneur Magatte Wade Visits Purchase College Owner of SkinIsSkin gave a lecture on the Moral Impact of Entrepreneurship Purchase “Shark Tank” Awards $7,000 to Students’ Startups Grand prize winners hope to decrease global food waste and overuse of resources. Students Attend National STEM Conference Eleven students explore opportunities in STEM research. Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith Visited Purchase Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith visited Purchase on October 10 to give a lecture titled “On Proving Yourself Wrong: Learning from ‘Failed’ Experiments.” Adan Cid-Gonzalez ’18 Economics Adan Cid-Gonzalez ’18 has been accepted as a Teaching Assistant at John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, summer program at the University of Hong Kong, full expenses paid with a stipend! Senior Wins First Annual Startup Pitching Competition Contest was culmination of the economics class Entrepreneurship and Finance: Turning Ideas Into Startups. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Nine students explore opportunities in STEM research. Madeleine Wykstra ’12 Taking action on major geopolitical issues Professor Liya Palagashvili Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Liya Palagashvili, assistant professor of economics, was named to the 2016 Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List for Law and Policy.