From: Student Life
Date: December 6, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter December 6, 2023

December 6, 2023

SloanGroups Email Outage Update and Resolution (STS)

Thank you for your patience during the recent email issue involving Campus Groups. We realize some of you received numerous outdated emails, and we hope they didn't overwhelm your inboxes.

What Happened?

  • Unannounced Update: Campus Groups initiated a server update on November 20th, intended for evening hours to minimize impact. Unfortunately, we weren't informed about this, preventing us from alerting you in advance.
  • Gateway Issue: A problem with our old mail gateway arose over the weekend and was fixed on Monday. However, this led to the unintended resending of 'old' club officers' emails.
  • Resolution Attempts: Upon notice, Campus Groups worked to halt the email flow but faced challenges. They have now found and implemented a solution to prevent future occurrences.

We were in constant communication with Campus Groups to expedite a solution, but the resolution took longer than expected.

Campus Groups has apologized for the inconvenience, and we are working closely with them to review and refine our server configuration to avoid similar issues moving forward.

Community Events

Africa C-Function
Thursday, December 7th

Walker Memorial
Get Ready to Groove at the African C-FX! Feel the rhythm of African drums as they set the stage for an unforgettable night. Dress code: African attire or your most colorful outfit.
Tickets: $15

Get Tickets

Tell Us About Your Sloan Digital Experience
Monday, December 11th

E62 (in person & remote)
Do you have 20 minutes for a FREE lunch? Do you have constructive feedback to share about your student experience as it pertains to systems, processes, and operations?

Learn More Here

WinterFest 2023
Tuesday, December 12th

Various Locations
President Sally Kornbluth invites the MIT community to Winterfest 2023.

Learn More Here

Community Events

How to Manage Mental Load Through Constant Change at Work and at Home
Thursday, December 7th

Leslie Forde will discuss several strategies and resources to help us navigate life changes, enhance our work-life balance and improve our overall well-being.


Sharing the Table: Conversation Across Disagreement & Discipline
Friday, December 15th

Samberg Conference Center
Join Alan Love, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, and the Octet Collaborative for an evening of stimulating conversation and intellectual hospitality.

RSVP by December 7th

45 Magical Things to Do in Boston in December 2023
Check out the Boston Calendar's list of magical ways to experience Boston during one of its most festive time!

Magical Things To Do Boston Dec 2023


Winter Break Airport Shuttle

The Parking & Transportation Office will once again provide shuttle service to Logan Airport for the winter break. Shuttles will be available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 21-23, at specific scheduled departure times throughout each day. Advance reservations are required ($15 per seat). Only one reservation is allowed per person.

Please visit the Parking & Transportation airport shuttle page, where you will find a link to the reservations page. All reservations will be processed via the website, and the $15 shuttle fee will be billed to the student bursar account or via employee payroll deduction.

Staying in the Boston area and planning on going skiing this winter break? Check out the ski lift discounts from MITAC!

Israel, Palestine, Gaza before and after October 7:

An online mini-course for the MIT community Speaker: Prof. Peter Krause. Organized by MENA/MIT. A history of two peoples, two nations: Zionism and Palestinian nationalism.

Register here:

  IAP 2024 Storytelling Workshop Series

Everyone has faced challenges. Everyone has a story. We want to hear yours. The workshop series will be a guided process of reflection and discovery to craft and record your unique story in a small cohort of MIT undergraduate and graduate students. You do not need any prior knowledge or storytelling experience to participate! Flipping Failure is a collection of stories told by MIT students about the challenges they have faced while at MIT.

More info, including frequently asked questions, can be found here. MIT undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to APPLY. Applications are due by 11:59 pm Thursday, December 14th, 2023. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Do you want to be a better leader? (IAP 2024)

15.339 Developing Leadership Capabilities: 6-unit (P/F) graduate-level IAP course that meets the Sloan leadership requirement. Build key leadership skills around sensemaking, relating, visioning, and inventing. Understand your strengths, weaknesses, values, and aspirations as a leader. Engage in conceptual discussions, small group exercises, and self-reflection. Taught by Prof. Thomas Malone (Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence) and Prof. Wanda Orlikowski (Professor, Information Technology and Work & Organization Studies). App deadline Fri, Dec 8. Apply Here.

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