From: Student Life
Date: November 15, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

Know Your Resource: 
MIT LBGTQ+ Services 

LGBTQ+ Services supports numerous student, employee, and alumnx groups as well as other departments and initiatives on campus aiming to foster equity, intersectionality, and the continuum of social justice. For more information visit this site, or email  

Trans Day of Remembrance 

MIT LBGTQ+ Services is hosting an event for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), on Monday, November 20th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the MIT Chapel W15.

TDoR is an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. For people who are not able to attend in-person, the event will also be live streamed. We hope to be in community with one another the day of the vigil. For more information visit this site, or email  

Student Life Events

LABC C-Function
Thursday, November 30th 

Venu Boston 
Let the Latin American Business Club (LABC) show you how they fiesta at c-function!  Come celebrate and join LABC for some Latino food, lots of dancing, and other traditional celebratory activities.
Tickets: $15 each 

Get Tickets

Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, November 29th

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

Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Thursday, December 14th
TD Garden
The Student Life Office has a very limited number of subsidized tickets for the Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game. Join the lottery below to indicate your interest in attending the game. The lottery will be open from November 15th – November 29th at 5pm. Lottery winners will be notified on Thursday, November 30th.
Tickets: $40

Join the Lottery

The Snow Ball 
Saturday, December 2nd 

Its time to celebrate the end of the semester and clink your glasses! Break out your cocktail attire and come enjoy this festive occasion.
Tickets: $25 each

Get Tickets Here 

Community Events

Conflict: A Conversation with General David Petraeus
Tuesday, November 28th

Wong Auditorium
The Adam Smith Society will be hosting a conversation with David Petraeus, retired four-star general and partner in the global investment firm KKR, interviewed by Professor Andrew Lo.


iLead featuring Dr. Rajiv J. Shah
Wednesday, November 29th 

Wong Auditorium 
Welcome Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, and author of Big Bets: How Large-Scale Change Really Happens, for the next session of the iLead Speaker Series.


The Best of the Bracken Prize 
Monday, November 20th 
10am - 11:40am EST 

Celebrating 10 years of Bright Ideas. Established almost a decade ago as the Bracken Bower Prize, the award was named after Brendan Bracken, former chairman of the Financial Times and Marvin Bower, founding father of McKinsey.


Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker
Friday, December 6th

Citizens Bank Opera House
The Council for the Arts at MIT is delighted to offer MIT students discounted tickets to the Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, going on sale November 15 at 12pm. Discounted tickets are for MIT students can reserve up to 2 tickets per person. 
Tickets: $20 each 

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Action Learning Labs Spring 2024 Preview Materials & Recording

Excited to take a spring Action Learning lab? See the Spring 2024 Preview event recording, slides, and other useful materials on Action Learning's MySloan page to help you prepare for bidding. For questions, please contact

MLK Inspired Art Contest

Access your inner muse: submit a piece of original artwork inspired by the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and you could win $200 and have your submission displayed in Lobby 10 during the week of February 12, 2024. This year’s theme is: “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of true education.” Submissions are due by January 21, 2024.

RAK Mini Grant

Are you passionate about spreading kindness and creating meaningful change? If so, this is your chance to turn your ideas into action! The RAK Mini Grants are designed to support individuals and groups who have innovative and inspiring ideas for fostering kindness and connection within the MIT community.

Visit the RAK Mini Grant Information Page to learn more about the application process and eligibility criteria. Submit your creative and impactful idea for a random act of kindness project that benefits the MIT community. The RAK Mini Grant program accepts applications on a rolling basis! They're looking for projects that promote inclusivity, well-being, and a sense of community, and ideas that can be implemented with a budget of up to $250.

Thanksgiving Airport Shuttle

The Parking & Transportation office will once again provide shuttle service to Logan Airport for Thanksgiving break. Shuttles will be available on Monday, November 20, Tuesday, November 21, and Wednesday, November 22, at the scheduled departure times.

Advanced reservations are required. Only one reservation is allowed per person. Please visit the Parking & Transportation website reservations page to reserve a seat at a cost of $15.00. All reservations will be processed via the website, and the shuttle fee will be billed to the student bursar accounts or via employee payroll deductions.

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