Enjoying the Vibrant Food Scene Together
Ian Lue, '93
Chicago wasn’t on my business school list at first. Fortunately for me, Booth hosted a reception in New York City. I was immediately impressed by the school’s faculty, alumni, and staff who were present, and decided to make the move to the Windy City.
My first economics class – which is a subject I’d never taken during my undergrad – was with Professor Lars Stole who was new to Booth. We spent the first microeconomics class ‘reviewing’ ordinary differential equations; it was a memorable moment, and Booth lived up to its reputation of being a heavily quantitative school.
I also had Professor Luigi Zingales. I remember him referencing English idioms and proverbs to make points in corporate finance. I vividly recall him using “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” but it sounded quite unique with his heavy Italian accent.
I remember Brats ‘n Brew always being a good time after a long week of classes, and Chicago’s vibrant food scene provided an ample supply of dining destinations to explore with classmates. Hanging out, having beers, and going to dinner was a big part of our social scene.
I recently met with a classmate whom I haven’t seen in a dozen years and it was as if no time had passed. Booth relationships have a uniqueness to them - there’s a level of familiarity and shared experience. I’m excited to relive some of the memories and stories in April, and maybe even plan new adventures with folks. It will just be a lot of fun.
Ian Lue is Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC in Chicago is co-chair of the Class of ’93 reunion committee.