New Vassar Street Residence Hall

As New Vassar Street building rises, its community starts to take shape

February 13, 2019

Prof. Steven Hall and Dean Naomi Carton are named to the New Vassar Street residence's house team and will lead the effort to form a founders' group to plan for the community's fall 2020 opening.

Undergraduate, Housing

Bhangra Dance Team

Bhangra dance brings a community together

February 07, 2019

For the first time during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP), the MIT Bhangra Dance Team held a series of dance workshops for the MIT community.

Undergraduate, Student Groups, Arts, Graduate

LeaderShape group

From vision to action: MIT LeaderShape

January 30, 2019

During MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP), over 50 students participated in a four-day intensive leadership development program called LeaderShape.

Diversity, Inclusion, First Year Students, Undergraduate, Student Activities, Leadership, Graduate

Kevin Shum

From hobby to landing a spot on the U.S. Figure Skating Team

January 11, 2019

“Representing the Skating Club of Boston, please welcome now, Kevin Shum!” says the announcer at the 2018 U.S. Collegiate National Championship in Adrian, Michigan. Shum, wearing a sparkly dark-blue-and-black jumpsuit, begins his free skate performance to “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed.

Undergraduate, Athletics

MIT-EnergyHack-2018-Team-Solaris-winners-MIT

Hacking away and solving global energy problems

December 12, 2018

Over the first weekend of November, the MIT Energy Club hosted its fourth annual MIT EnergyHack, a three-day event focused on bringing together students from vastly different

Undergraduate, Student Groups

mit-ridonkulous

Ridonkulous dancers

December 06, 2018

Cue the hip-hop jams, smooth footwork, and energetic dance moves — this is MIT’s Ridonkulous!

Undergraduate, Student Activities, Student Groups

MIT Alpha Phi

MIT’s First Sorority Awarded for Outstanding Residences

November 07, 2018

At the Alpha Phi International Women's Fraternity’s 72nd national Biennial Convention in Tucson, Arizona, MIT’s Zeta Phi chapter won the coveted House Corporation Board of the Year Award for “outstanding facility management,” besting 33 other applicants from Alpha Phi's 170 chapters.

Undergraduate, Awards, FSILG

Stewart Issacs, a PhD student in AeroAstro and a world champion jump roper

Jumping through life and his passions at MIT

November 01, 2018

MIT AeroAstro graduate student Stewart Isaacs’s entire life has been centered on competitive jump rope. At age five, he and his sister joined their elementary school’s competitive jump rope team.

Wellness and Support, Graduate, Sports

Nina headshot

DeAgrela joins DSL's Intercultural Engagement team as assistant dean

October 25, 2018

Nina DeAgrela, M.Ed will join the Intercultural Engagement team as the assistant dean for multicultural programs. DeAgrela graduated from Bridgewater State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. While there, she was heavily involved in residence life programs.

Diversity, Inclusion