From: Student Life
Date: November 8, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter November 8, 2023

November 8, 2023

November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month, also commonly known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, celebrates the traditions, cultures, histories and ancestry of America’s Indigenous peoples. This month we encourage everyone to learn more about the diverse cultures and history of indigenous people.

  • Indigenous Peoples Center: Located in W31-221 this is a space dedicated to indigenous students for the purposes of relaxing, studying and finding community on campus!
  • MIT AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society): AISES is dedicated towards the advancement and representation of the native student body at MIT. They are a source of Indigenous culture, an advocate for native rights and causes, and a support network for our students and allies. They often host informal study sessions, cater snacks and watch films that open discussion about native issues or identity.
Student Life Events

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 are limited 2 per person, SO's welcome to attend but students must purchase the tickets. 
Tickets: $20 each

Get Tickets Here 

Boston Bruins vs. San Jose Sharks 
Thursday, November 30th
TD Garden
Spend time with your peers and catch our hometown team on the ice! Tickets go on sale tomorrow, November 9th at 12pm. 
Tickets: $40

Get Tickets

Course XV Dinner
Wednesday, November 15th

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

Sloan Night Out
Thursday, November 16th

Do you like good food and want to meet interesting Sloanies across different programs? Attendees will be placed into small groups for dinners at local restaurants or a Sloanies' home. Due to limited capacity, this event is only open to current students. 
Tickets: $15

Get Tickets

Community Events

LABC C-Function
Thursday, November 30th 

La Fabrica Central
Let the Latin American Business Club (LABC) show you how they fiesta at c-function! Tickets go on sale Wed. November 15th at 12pm.
Tickets: $15 each 

Get Tickets

Q&A with Dr. Cori Lathan
Tuesday, November 14th 

Dr. Corinna Lathan is a neuroscientist, technology pioneer, and social advocate, and is the author of a best-selling book, Inventing the Future, Stories from a Techno-Optimist. 

Register Here

MIT Reads: "Disability Visibility" - Can You See Us Now?
Thursday, November 16th 

"Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century" provides a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience. Join activist Alice Wong, civil rights attorney Britney Wilson, and Deafblind author Elsa Sjunneson Moderator: Natasha Ansari G (Course 11). 


The Yarn
Wednesday, November 29th

Stata Center 
Storytellers rule the world, so let's listen. Come watch your classmates unravel the yarn as we build community. The Yarn is a storytelling platform designed to connect the Sloan Community. Sloanies share personal stories which celebrate our diversity of values, perspectives and experiences.



Veterans Day

Veterans day is a federal holiday on November 11th that honors military veterans and their service. In observance of Veterans Day, MIT and the Sloan Student Life Office will be closed this Friday, November 10th. The Sloan Student Life Office would like to thank students who have served, or are currently serving, for their military service.

ANNUAL GSC SKI TRIP returns January 26-29, 2024:

Ticket sales BEGIN on Wednesday November 8th at 8AM! Early bird tickets start at $350 for 3 days of skiing + lodging + an exclusive waterpark party.

The 2024 GSC Ski Trip will happen January 26-29, 2024 at Jay Peak, Vermont. Early bird ticket prices are extremely limited! ONLY grad students, post-docs and their guests are eligible. ÔÇïONLY those over 21 years of age are eligible (IDs will be checked at the bus).

Link for Ticket Sales:

2024 MIT Climate & Energy Prize - Open for Applications!

If you are a student startup team with climate-tech and energy ideas, this is an opportunity to compete for over $100K prize, receive mentorship from industry professionals, and network with climate-tech entrepreneurs and sponsors! Welcoming applicant teams worldwide including North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East, Latin America, and Africa! Fill out the applicants interest form here.

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.

Attend EmTech for free on Nov 14/Nov 15

MIT Technology Review’s flagship EmTech event explores emerging technologies, developing trends, and their impact on business and society. Join global innovators, technologists, and industry veterans at Kresge Auditorium on Nov 14/Nov 15 for your annual dose of innovation and inspiration. Full-time MIT faculty, staff, and students are invited for free. Register to claim your complimentary one-day, sessions-only pass while space is available. A sessions-only ticket includes mainstage content on the date selected, breakfast, and networking breaks; lunch and evening shoulder events are not included.

RSVP & Claim Your Free Ticket Here 

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