Blue Hills Hike

PKG Summer Series: Students Take a Hike…Off-Campus

August 31, 2018

Over the summer, a group of MIT students laced up their sneakers and embarked on a day-long hike through Blue Hills Reservation – a vast area of land just outside the city that covers 7,000 acres and includes 125 miles of hiking trails.

Undergraduate, Public Service, PKG Center, Graduate

Pride Tour

PKG Summer Series: The History Project Pride Tour

August 02, 2018

On July 12, a group of MIT students, staff and faculty embarked on The History Project’s Pride Tour. The two-hour tour was led by Joan Ilacqua, co-chair of the board of directors for The History Project, which aims “to document, preserve, and share Boston’s LGBTQ history.”

Undergraduate, Public Service, PKG Center, Culture & Tradition, Graduate

Compass Group to manage new food and dining contract

April 27, 2018

Following a two-year process that started with a review of existing dining data, a selection committee of students, faculty heads of house, and staff from the Division of Student Life (DSL) has selected Compass Group and its subsidiaries Bon Appétit and Restaurant Associates to take on the new, expa

Undergraduate, Housing, Dining, Graduate

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Food Insecurity Solutions Working Group Releases Findings and Recommendations

March 20, 2018

Recent survey data show that 2-8 percent of MIT graduate students and as many as 13 percent of MIT undergraduates do not have enough to eat. And the problem is not unique to MIT: other similar schools report that about 20 percent of their students struggle with food insecurity.

Wellness and Support, Undergraduate, Dean for Student Life, Dining, Graduate

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Students share their passions outside the classroom

January 18, 2018

It is well-known that MIT students are academically exceptional. What is less known is how well-rounded, creative, and artistic they are.

Undergraduate, Student Groups, Arts, Music, Culture & Tradition, Graduate, Athletics

Naija Beta

From Africa to MIT and Back Again

May 19, 2017

MIT is well known for the prowess of its graduates in science and engineering—but not filmmaking. That may be changing with younger grads like Arthur Musah '04 MEng. '05. During his undergraduate career, Musah studied Course 6.

Undergraduate, Graduate

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

Sidney Pacific Graduate Community

Grad Student Housing Policy Updates Intended to Add Flexibility and Decrease Stress

December 07, 2016

Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Division of Student Life (DSL) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC), graduate students will have more flexibility when applying for campus housing, or when departing from or returning to housing for leaves of absence.

Housing, Graduate