Hillel hosted its first Very Interesting Professor Dinner of the 2012-2013 school year, on October 18th at the Sheridan Livery. The featured guest was Professor Arthur Goldsmith of the Washington and Lee University Economics Department. After a little candid schmoozing, Professor Goldsmith discussed with the students a piece of research he and Professor Diette are working on. Their research investigates how the psychological impact from traumatic events at different points in an individual’s youth affects one’s likelihood to drop out of school. Due to the clear link between education and success, implications from the research are valuable. As usual, the Livery served delicious food and all are looking forward to the next dinner!