Jellyfish mural featuring AR

Borderline Murals Bring Art to Campus Tunnels

June 26, 2017

The labyrinthine tunnels of MIT are home to a variety of offices, laboratories, and storage spaces.

Arts

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem Makes the Magic at Annual Fundraising Gala

May 05, 2017

Every August, a group of MIT student counselors and young campers make their way into the mountains of New Hampshire for a fun-filled week of summer camp. But Camp Kesem—kesem is Hebrew for “magic”—stands out among the rest.

Student Activities, Student Groups

Richard Turner

Renowned Card Manipulator Richard Turner Visits MIT

April 18, 2017

“No matter what hand someone’s dealt in life, don’t let anyone tell you. . .you can’t play, or something is impossible,” said world-renowned card manipulator Richard Turner to the MIT and Greater Boston community on February 25.

Student Activities, Student Groups

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

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

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

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