Faculty and graduate students were well represented at the AEA Meetings in Chicago, January 6-8. Professors Balat, Carroll, Hu, Jeanne, Korinek, Papageorge, and Wright were on the program. The alumni reception was attended by more than 50 people and by many of the Department’s graduate alumni, with those attending having the opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. The graduate students on the market survived and are looking forward to the next phase. The 6-degree temperature in Chicago did not dampen anyone’s spirits.