Syracuse Finance Major Would Like Jamie Dimon To Know He's Pullin' For The Guy


Good afternoon,

I am a current student at SU, studying Broadcast Journalism, Finance and Accounting.

While much of the reporting has covered the protests, not enough has focused on the support for Dimon. I am one of the handfuls who is in favor of bringing in Dimon as a speaker, because Dimon is a MUCH bigger name than speakers at other schools are. The quality of speakers at some other schools is not very high. The proof: Cantor is a sought after graduation speaker.

It boggles me why students want to make big deals about big people, i.e. Giuliani here years ago and Obama at Notre Dame. The job of the graduation speaker is to motivate and give advice on what is to come ahead. I had much rather spend my energies protesting if we got a nobody, which Dimon is not. Dimon is entertaining and charismatic. He is leading the Wall Street clean up from the bottom up!

An institution like Syracuse should be blessed to have Wall Street’s top leader speak. It is sad, that in today’s global climate, some students have pipe dreams of never joining the real world. Dimon will prove to be much more valuable than someone who would speak about, say, saving gorillas in Africa, which is what some students want.

Today, a group of students held a protest that has been publicized by various media, including CNBC, ABC News, and Bloomberg. I attended the protest, and it was extremely pathetic. There were a total of approximately 60 protesters, of which about 30 were undergraduates. The rest were random people who didn’t like big banks anyway. It was an epic failure. As an SU student, I know what our reputation is when it comes to partying. Sadly, this did not live up to worldwide expectations.

I've attached the pictures I took. Videos will come soon.

If you decide to quote or use my pictures, please credit me as, "Naresh Vissa," junior finance, accounting and broadcast journalism major and Analyst at Syracuse University's private investment fund, The Orange Value Fund.

Earlier: Syracuse University Students Under The Impression Jamie Dimon Is Not Good Enough For THEM (Update)


Jamie Dimon To Be Asked Why He Was Running JPMorgan Like SeaWorld, Hopefully

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