From: Student Life
Date: October 4, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter October 4, 2023

October 4, 2023

October is LBGT History Month

LBGT History Month was coined in 1994 by Rodney Wilson an educator from Missouri, LBGT History Month is a chance to reflect and learn about the history of both the LBGT community and the LBGT rights movement. October was chosen to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11th. Ôüá

This month, we encourage everyone to learn more about LBGT History. Stop by LBGTQ+ Services (Located in the Rainbow Lounge) and check out their catalog of books about queer history. Be sure to follow the LBGTQ+ Services on Instagram, @rainbow_lounge_mit, so you don't miss any of their National Coming Out Week events.

Learn More About LBGTQ+ History:

Student Life Events

European C-Function
Thursday, October 19th
8 pm-1:30 am
730 Tavern
Join the European Business Club for a night filled with a Tomorrowland festival vibe, featuring some incredible cultural entertainment and groovy tunes spun by our fellow European Sloan DJs. 

Tickets: $10
Tickets go on sale October 5th at 12pm 


Course XV Dinner
Wednesday, October 18th

Course XV Dinners are back! Course XV Dinners are an opportunity for 15 students from across programs to have a free, delicious, three course dinner at a local venue with a member of the Student Life and DEI Offices. 

Register for the Lottery

Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers 
Monday, October 30th

TD Garden
Spend time with your peers and catch our hometown team on the ice! 
Tickets: $40
Ticket limit: 2 per person

Registration open Wed. Oct 11th at 12pm 

Spooky Sloan 
Wednesday, October 18th
Gruber Court
Drop by for some Halloween fun, casual conversation and get to know your SLO staff while snacking on some festive food and beverages. 


Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, October 11th

Student Life Office, E52-101
Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge! Please only sign up for one lunch chat per semester.

Register Here

Japan C-Function 
Thursday, October 12th 

Walker Memorial
Join hundreds of fellow Sloanies and enjoy a night with delicious Japanese cuisine, a fun cultural showcase, and Japanese folk dancing! 
Tickets: $10

Get Tickets Here 

MIT Community Events

Graduate Student Book Club 
Wednesday, October 11th 

Sidney Pacific - Seminar Room
Graduate Students Book Club with Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and When you Wish Upon a Lantern. If you commit to attend the event and meet the author, you can get one of her books for FREE. Email for more information.

How Can Science Serve the Common Good?
Thursday, October 19th
5pm-8 pm

Samberg Conference Center
What is the role of science and leading scientific institutions like MIT in restoring trust and ensuring science serves the common good? Join the Octet Collaborative for dinner and discussion on this topic with Joshua Swamidass, scientist and physician at Washington University in St. Louis. 

RSVP by October 11th Here & Learn More

Stand Up Comedy with Michelle Wolf
Sunday, October 22nd 

Kresge Auditorium 
MIT SHASS and De Florez Fund for Humor are proud to sponsor another great comedy show for the MIT Community!

Register for your free ticket(s) here  

Fischer Black Seminar: Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
Monday, October 16th

Please join the Finance Group for a special seminar with Nobuhiro Kiyotake, presenting his paper: Funding Horizons, Interest Rates, and Growth. Lunch Provided. 


Q&A with CEO and Co-founder of Tessel Bio
Thursday, October 5th

Naren Tallapragada is the CEO and Co-founder of Tessel Bio, a drug discovery company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Naren graduated from MIT in 2013, where he was Course 6 and Course 8. 

Register on Handshake 

Motivate and Move with Grad Res Life 
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Meet at the Student Center
Walk with grad residential life and learn about grad res ed and anything else you are curious about. Email Dean Naomi Lane for more info


Humans Of MIT Sloan Spotlight 

Have you seen the new @humansofmitsloan Instagram account? Inspired by @humansofny, Sloanies are sharing their inspiring and personal stories and experiences, including narratives about: 

Follow @humansofmitsloan today!

MIT and SLO Closed Indigenous People's Day 

MIT Sloan and the Student Life Office will be closed Monday, October 9th in observance of Indigenous People's Day. MIT’s Indigenous Community invites you to join a series of events leading up to Indigenous People’s Day:

  • Wednesday 10/4: 6pm in 9-255 - RSVP. Watershield / Warburdar Bununu screening and Q&A with filmmaker Dr. Jason Santolo; sponsored by MIT 11.S188/11.S953 Indigenous Water and Energy Planning: Emergent Futures in Scaling Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Saturday 10/7: 8-10pm, Kresge Auditorium – open to the public - RSVP. The Story of Everything, film screening and discussion with Native Hawaiian MIT alumnus and Emeritus Hawai‘i Poet Laureate Kealoha Wong '99; hosted by MIT AISES in partnership with the MIT Alumni Association
  • Monday 10/9: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Events at the MIT Sailing Pavilion Noon – Riverwalk with MIT MLK Scholar, Jean Luc Pierite, Tunica-Biloxi 1:00pm –  RSVP for Indigenous Peoples’ Lunch with Cree elder and emeritus Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Louise Halfe. 

Diversity & Innovation Grant

Diversity & Innovation Grants (DIGs) provide financial support for initiatives that advance the guiding pillars of MIT’s strategic plan: belonging, achievement, and composition. Grants up to $3,000.00 are available to MIT Sloan student organizations and groups. A grant can be renewed once every academic year. Each application will be evaluated by members of the MIT Sloan community. To learn more and/or apply for a DIG please visit this link. This semester’s grant cycle runs until October 20, 2023. If you have any questions please email

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