From: Student Life
Date: March 29, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter March 28, 2023

March 29, 2023

Nia DeYounge 2023 MIT Sloan Women 4 Women Spotlight

Student life's very own director, Nia DeYounge, is a 2023 MIT Sloan Women 4 Women Spotlight! Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition for all that you do, Nia! You truly make Sloan a better place for all. 

Thank you, Nia, for being a leader who builds strong relationships and networks of support for both students and staff. We are so grateful and lucky to have you as the leader of our team. 

Read Nia's and the other MIT Sloan Women 4 Women Spotlight nominations here! 

Student Life Events

Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, April 5th
Student Life Office, E52-101
Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge! 


Holi South Asia C-function
Thursday, April 6th 

Join SABC to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors that celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. 
Tickets: $20

Get Tickets

Gaming Industry Conference
Friday, April 7th 

MIT Building E14, 6th Floor

At this year's Gaming Industry Conference, leaders across gaming will come together for engaging dialogues on the current state and future outlook of the gaming industry. 
Tickets: $20

Get Tickets

Sloan After Hours
Friday, April 7th 

E62, 100 Main St
Join us for Sloan After Hours! A hallmark Sloan Experience celebrating community across all programs.


Wellness Days
Monday April 10 & Tuesday April 11th

Student Life Office Suite (E52-101)
RSVP for a free 20-minute chair massage and/or a free 60-minute acupuncture session to help reduce your overall stress and tension. 
Registration opens 4/5 at 12pm


Veterans Club C-Function 
Thursday, April 20th

Walker Memorial
Come spend an evening with the Sloan Veteran's Club and get a taste for how these former military folks get loose! We'll be hosting a fun event full of all the pomp and circumstance you might expect at a formal military ball. 
Tickets: $20

Get Tickets

Sloan Day of Service 
Friday, April 21st
SEC and SLO have organized volunteer opportunities at more than 35 local Cambridge and Boston organizations. Sign up to be site leader or a volunteer via the link below!

Sign Up

Community Events

Fireside chat: Shared Sisterhood with Dr. Tina Opie
Tuesday, April 4th 

Wong Auditorium or Virtual 
Please join us for a fireside chat with Dr. Tina Opie – author, speaker, educator, and former MIT MLK Visiting Scholar – about her Shared Sisterhood framework: Dig, Bridge, Collective Action. 


Debate: Should Academic DEI Programs Be Abolished?
Tuesday, April 4th 

Wong Auditorium
The MIT Sloan chapter of the Adam Smith Society is hosting an Oxford Union-style debate on the proposition that "academic DEI programs should be abolished.” 


Q&A with David Aaker - Vice Chairman of Prophet
Wednesday, April 6th 

What does the future of branding look like? How do you create signature stories? Who better to ask than David Aaker? Hailed the “Father of Modern Branding,” David serves as Vice-Chair at Prophet.

Register here

Q&A with Nat Jovanovic – Former Chief Digital Officer at Sanofi
Wednesday, April 12th 

Pierce Laboratory, Building 1 – Room 242
Natalija Jovanovic is currently co-founder of TNG & Company, a consultancy specializing in pragmatic growth, digital, and data strategies across industries.

Tech & National Security Conference
Saturday, April 15th
Samberg Conference Center
Do you think we're escalating toward WW3, or deterring it? Join America's top spy DNI Avril Haines, Anduril Chief Strategy Officer Chris Brose, INDOPACOM Admiral (ret.) Phil Davidson, and leaders from Ukraine, Taiwan, and more to learn how we're innovating to strengthen democracy. 
Tickets: $25+

Get Tickets

iLead: Ginni Rometty 
Thursday, April 20th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices on April 20 for a conversation with Ginni Rometty.

iLead: Ronald Williams  
Monday, April 24th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices for a conversation with Ronald A. Williams.


2023 MIT Sloan Excellence in Teaching Awards Nominations Go Live April 3rd!

Sloanies, we invite you to acknowledge the faculty members and teaching assistants who have made a positive difference in your classroom experience by nominating them for an MIT Sloan Excellence in Teaching Award. The nomination requires only a paragraph or two on why you are nominating a particular person (or persons—there is no limit to how many people you can nominate). Winners will be chosen based on both quantity and quality of the nominations. The award recipients will be recognized and celebrated at the Excellence in Teaching Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 11th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the Samberg Conference Center. All students who nominated the winners will be invited to the luncheon. Please help us celebrate the faculty members and teaching assistants who form the backbone of Sloan's academic community! Links to the nomination form will be sent out via email, and published in student newsletters, beginning on Monday, April 3rd. Nominations will be accepted until 9:00 am, Thursday April 27th.

Are you looking for a great way to show off your own cross cutting research on social and ethical responsibilities in computing to MIT faculty, Students, and industry professionals? If you are interested in submitting a poster for the SERC Symposium, you must let them know by filling out this form by Wednesday, March 29th. The actual posters are not due until Tuesday, April 12th, and they will take care of the poster printing. You can submit your poster here.


The event will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 8:00 am-5:30 pm (registration begins at 7:00 am; reception from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm) MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor. Please let us know if you have any questions.

This April 3 - 9, MIT will celebrate Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week with a calendar of fun, stress-relieving experiences and giveaways. Registration is now open for all sign-up events!

Events for the week include:

  • Free coffee at Area Four
  • Chair massages!
  • Photo contest with prizes
  • Plant your own “Lucky Bamboo”
  • Paint Night
  • GradSupport open house
  • Walking tours of Boston
  • Raffle for families

Key Campus Support Resources

If you need to talk or connect, please know you can reach out to the Student Life Office or your program office as well as the resources listed below. 

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