Ballpit

Second Annual RAK Week Brings Smiles to Campus

April 12, 2017

Last month, MIT students, faculty, and staff celebrated the second annual Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week from March 6–10.

Wellness and Support, Student Activities

Women's Tennis NEWMAC Championship

Engineers Triumph in Fall and Winter Sports

April 11, 2017

The 2016–17 fall and winter athletic seasons proved highly successful for the MIT Engineers as teams, coaches, and students alike earned numerous awards and honors.

Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Sports, DAPER

Tuesdays in the Chapel

Tuesdays in the Chapel: A Good Time to Reflect

March 22, 2017

Every Tuesday morning a small group of MIT faculty, staff, and students shuffle through the MIT Chapel doors and mingle quietly until 8:30 a.m. arrives. The organ then starts playing that week’s musical selection, and everyone takes their seats.

Religious Life, Spiritual Support, Interfaith

IAP Leadership

Inaugural IAP Leadership Development Workshop a Success

March 22, 2017

For over four decades, the Independent Activities Period (IAP) has provided members of the MIT community with a unique opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities.

Student Activities, ROTC, Leadership

FSILG 4

First Annual FSILG Retreat a Success

March 17, 2017

The Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups (FSILG) Office sponsored a retreat for new leaders at MIT’s Endicott House in Dedham, MA, on Saturday, February 4.

Student Groups, Leadership, FSILG

2017 MIT SQL

MIT Students Invited to Participate in 2017 Student Quality of Life Survey

March 01, 2017

Survey designed with input from students, faculty, and staff; gives enrolled students opportunity to express opinions about MIT experience.
 
Vice President and Dean for Student Life Suzy Nelson has invited all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students to share their thoughts on the MIT student experience by participating in the 2017 Student Quality of Life (SQL) survey.

Undergraduate, Dean for Student Life, Graduate

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Eastgate, Warehouse graduate communities seek new heads of house

February 24, 2017

Faculty invited to learn more at informational reception on March 8
 
In 1933, Dr. Avery Allen Ashdown PhD ’24 was named the first housemaster in MIT’s residential system. He took up residence in a complex of buildings dubbed Graduate House (later renamed Senior House), and shaped the burgeoning community by identifying 46 graduate students to live in the dorm. So began the MIT tradition of faculty heads of house.

Housing, Graduate

Jiwon Park

Jiwon Park: Reaching out to the world

February 10, 2017

MIT senior leads diverse projects to help women and students in developing countries.

Kate Telma | MIT News correspondent 

Public Service, PKG Center

Suzy Nelson

Three Questions with Suzy Nelson

February 09, 2017

Suzy Nelson started as MIT’s vice president and dean for student life on July 1, 2016. She came to the Institute after a national search and brings broad experience from managing student affairs and residential life at Colgate University, Harvard University, and Cornell University to the role. During her first semester at the Institute, Nelson worked with students, faculty, and staff to invigorate the Division of Student Life’s mission and goals, and is leading major projects related to residence hall development and renovation, student support, and diversity and inclusion.

Wellness and Support, Student Groups, Student Governance, Housing, Dean for Student Life, Dining, FSILG