Slang term for the notorious and supposedly unforgiving grading scheme employed at the Stern School of Business at New York University. For instance, it is not uncommon for a 96% average to result in a B.

However, there is a reason this curve is necessary, and that reason is that Stern classes are extremely, ridiculously, easy. I've seen what these people have to do for school and it ain't much. Know how to connect two points with a straight line and calculate the slope? You just got 100% on the Macroeconomics final!


After taking a class with these people I thought economics must be full of idiots, so I switched to physics. Now I realize it was just Stern that was full of idiots. Maybe I could have been a great economist. Oh well, I would have missed out on all the Lagrangian memories.