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

November 29, 2023

Know Your Resource:
Food Resources 

  • Late Night Dining: Hungry? Need food? Late night dining is available in Maseeh Hall and Simmons Hall on main campus through 1am from Sunday through Thursday during each semester. 
  • MIT offers resources to individual graduate students and graduate student couples and families centered around making food more accessible and affordable. To request graduate student food resources, please fill out the request form.

  • SwipeShareThe SwipeShare program allows anyone with a meal plan to donate meals to help students in need
  • Food Guides & MapsCheck out these great guides to food at MIT for undergraduate and graduate students. Use the MIT Food Map, now including the Healthy Fresh vending machines, to explore locations close to campus where you can access food and groceries easily.

Student Life Events

Wellness Days
Monday December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th

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. Walk in appointments are also available days of!



Course XV Dinner
Wednesday, December 6th
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. Last Course XV Dinner of the semester! 

Join the lottery

Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, December 6th
Student Life Office Suite (E52-101)
Do you have questions about Student Life at Sloan? Sign up for the final lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge of the semester! Please only sign up for one lunch chat per semester.


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. 
Tickets: $40

Join the Lottery

Community Events

Africa C-Function
Thursday, December 7th

Walker Memorial
Get Ready to Groove at the African C-FX! Feel the rhythm of African drums as they set the stage for an unforgettable night. Dress code: African attire or your most colorful outfit.
Tickets: $15

Get Tickets

Film screening: The Biggest Obstacle
Tuesday, December 5th

Bartos Theater, E15-070
The Biggest Obstacle follows the investigations of researcher and disability rights activist Jessica Murray as she examines accessibility in the New York City Transit System.


How to Manage Mental Load Through Constant Change at Work and at Home
Thursday, December 7th

A virtual event organized by the MIT ABAC Employee Resource Group (ERG) and co-sponsored by additional ERGs and MIT partners. Leslie Forde will discuss several strategies and resources to help us navigate life changes, enhance our work-life balance and improve our overall well-being.


Sharing the Table: Conversation Across Disagreement & Discipline
Friday, December 15th

Samberg Conference Center
What is the importance of academic collaboration across disciplines and lines of difference? Join Alan Love, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, and the Octet Collaborative for an evening of stimulating conversation and intellectual hospitality.

RSVP by December 7th


Congrats to SLO's First Community Impact Spotlight: Nimita Dave

Nimita Dave (EMBA 2025) is commended for fostering community by organizing social events and study sessions that bring EMBA students together. Her care and dedication bridge knowledge gaps, creating a supportive learning environment and meaningful connections. Her energy and enthusiasm foster intimacy, and trust, positively impacting camaraderie and learning at Sloan. The Student Life Office wants to recognize Nimita for her outstanding commitment to nurturing a supportive and cohesive Sloan community!

Every month, the Student Life Office wants to shine a spotlight on your fellow Sloanies whose contributions are making a positive impact to the greater MIT Sloan community. Nominate another student, student organization, or organization event as a highlight of your month. Submit your nominations and let us know why they had a positive impact on you here. Nominations for this cycle are due on December 1st. Community Impact Spotlights will each receive $50 in TechCash, and all nominators will be entered into a lottery for a chance to win!

Technology Feedback
Do you have constructive feedback to share about your student experience as it pertains to systems, processes, and operations? Would you like to help Sloan shape the future digital experience for students? Do you have 20 minutes to spare on Monday, December 11 between 10:30 – 12:00? (Remote or in person in E62) If so, we would love to speak with you. We are looking for thoughtful individuals from the MBA/LGO, SFMBA, EMBA, MBAn, MFin, and PhD programs to join us for a conversation about your experiences. If you are interested, please sign up for a timeslot here.

Do you want to be a better leader? (IAP 2024)

15.339 Developing Leadership Capabilities: 6-unit (P/F) graduate-level IAP course that meets the Sloan leadership requirement. Build key leadership skills around sensemaking, relating, visioning, and inventing. Understand your strengths, weaknesses, values, and aspirations as a leader. Engage in conceptual discussions, small group exercises, and self-reflection. Taught by Prof. Thomas Malone (Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence) and Prof. Wanda Orlikowski (Professor, Information Technology and Work & Organization Studies). App deadline Fri, Dec 8. Apply Here.

MIT-Africa Seed Fund Deadline

The MIT-Africa Seed Fund supports innovative projects that will help to lay the foundations for new research and education initiatives between MIT and African collaborators. This fund is offered annually by the Office of the Associate Provost for International Activities in association with the MIT-Africa Distinguished Visitors Program. Applications are due December 12th.

Learn More & Apply Here

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