alisha4NY- yes the principles are the basics for an econ major, but stern is looking for something that is equivalent to their microecon which is intermediate micro in the CAS econ department. For calc, i took honours so i didn't have a choice for prof. For econ principles see if you can get Liebermann, his classes are almost always full. WTE, take bruce bromely.
woopthack- Stern offers a lot more events. There is a common hour for stern students which is during the noon ( don't remember the exact time since i just transferred myself). Basically during this period there are no classes in session and is mainly used for club/ networking events. Stern mail listings give you a lot of info on upcoming networking events & presentations by great companies. Overall you are exposed to more networking opportunities. Now how much you get out of them depends solely on how good your interpersonal skills are. Obvsly people in CAS econ who have great personalities can definitely be great and even better than many sternies at networking. But CAS econ department does not offer nearly as many networking opportunities as stern does.