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

Jasmin Jopeph

AXO and MIT’s Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Efforts

February 08, 2017

Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) is MIT’s primary on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

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Coby Unger and Hayami Arakawa

MIT Hobby Shop Welcomes Hayami Arakawa and Coby Unger

February 08, 2017

The MIT Hobby Shop began during the 1937-38 academic year. Vannevar Bush, then vice president of MIT, granted a group of sixteen students permission to use a room in the basement of Building 2 as a woodworking and metal shop.

Student Activities

chocolates

Lab for Chocolate Science Brings Science to the Kitchen

February 06, 2017

Walking through Lobby 10 after a final exam, students may find some smiling people offering free hot chocolate. This lifesaving beverage—as well as a number of other sweet treats—are offered to MIT students thanks to the MIT Lab for Chocolate Science.

Student Activities, Student Groups

The Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Wiesner Student Art Gallery Features MIT Arts Scholars

January 25, 2017

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors entering the second floor of the Stratton Student Center (W20) have long been greeted by the Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery—a gift from MIT’s Class of 1983 that has served as a home for student art exhibits for more than thirty years.

Arts

Prerna Sekhri

Fighting Hunger through Management Research

January 19, 2017

When MBA student Prerna Sekhri saw the job description for an “innovation fellow” in the World Food Programme’s Emergencies and Transitions Unit, she was strongly drawn to the opportunity. 

Public Service, PKG Center, Fellowships

Tsegball players convene on the court,

MIT Physical Education Courses: Tsegball ft. Hayley and Micayla Flores

January 12, 2017

Micayla Flores is a sophomore at MIT, and has played basketball since she was seven years old.  She spent her freshman year playing for the MIT varsity basketball team, until an injury prevented her from continuing. Her sister, Hayley, is just beginning her freshman year..

Athletics, Sports, Physical Education, PhysEd

Rabbi Michelle Fisher and Assistant Director Freed stand with their awards.

MIT Hillel Receives “Strengthening Global Hillel” Award

January 04, 2017

Yasher koach (“good job”) to MIT Hillel!

Religious Life

Reid Weedon

MIT Honors the Memory of IRDF Founder Reid Weedon ‘41

January 04, 2017

Reid Weedon ‘41 was a very, very special member of the MIT community. His name may be familiar to many because he helped to found the Independent Residence Development Fund (IRDF) over fifty years ago. He was a very active member of his beloved fraternity, Phi Beta Epsilon.

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