From: Student Life
Date: October 11, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter October 11, 2023

October 11, 2023

The MIT community is shocked and saddened by the tragic terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel. During this time of immense uncertainty and violence, please know that the Student Life team and your degree program offices are here for you. MIT also offers many resources to help anyone who is in need of extra support. We encourage you to reach out if you would like to speak to someone on our team or to contact any of the offices below.

Here you can watch MIT President Sally Kornbluth's video and find a transcript of her comments.
Student Life Events

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers 
Wednesday, November 1st
TD Garden 
The Student Life Office has a very limited number of subsidized tickets for the Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers game. Join the lottery below to indicate your interest in attending the game. The lottery will be open from October 11th – October 18th at 5pm. Lottery winners will be notified on Thursday, October 19th and will have until Monday, October 23rd at 5pm to purchase the tickets.
Tickets: $40

Enter the Lottery

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

Get Tickets 

Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, October 25th

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

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. 


MIT Community Events

Stand with Us, Pray for Them
Support Israel, Hear Our Story

Wednesday, October 11th 

Outside the Student Center (W20)

Event today

Resolving the singularity: My journey as a Black cosmologist
Thursday, October 12th

Hybrid Event 
MLK Visiting Scholar Morgane König presents Resolving the singularity: My journey as a Black cosmologist. Cosmology stands as one of the most ancient disciplines known to humanity. Every civilization has wrestled with the profound quest to comprehend our position within the vast expanse of the Universe and to weave our existence into the tapestry of the Cosmos. So why, when we look up, do we see so few minority scholars represented in this field? 

Register Here

MIT Sloan Ski and Snowboard Trip
January 29th - February 2nd 
Palisades Tahoe 

The Sloan Snow Club still have spots open for the Sloan Ski Trip this year. The trip takes place January 29th from February 2nd, and will be at Palisades in Lake Tahoe, California. They have lodging at The Village at Palisades, right next to the base of the ski slopes. The trip fee includes 4 events throughout the 5 day trip.

Learn More and Register 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. 


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  


MIT Biotech Group Pitch Competition 

The MIT Biotech Group and Nest.Bio Labs are excited to present the first-ever Hatch@Nest.Bio pitch competition. Working on an early-stage biotech startup idea and need some lab space? Apply now for the chance to win 3 months or $15k of lab space for your startup, provided by Nest.Bio Labs. Around 10 companies will be selected to pitch to a live audience on November 3. 

Apply by October 25th here.

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