From: Student Life
Date: March 22, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter March 22, 2023

March 22, 2023

A Note From MIT’s Gender Identity Initiative: 

I’m writing on behalf of MIT’s Gender Identity Initiative to ask if you would participate in a brief survey on MIT’s use of personal pronouns, forms of address, and legal vs directory names. The survey is available here and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey by Friday, March 31st. 

The Gender Identity Initiative (GII) aims to identify and implement changes to MIT systems that will improve the inclusive representation of gender identities while protecting individual privacy, enabling greater autonomy, and meeting legal requirements. 

You can learn more and find updates on the GII webpage. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey or a gender data-related issue, please contact us at

Members of the GII Working Group
Read their full statement here

Know Your Resource:
IS&T Loaner Program

IS&T maintains a limited pool of computer equipment available for loan to eligible MIT students, faculty, and staff. For students, Apple and/or Dell laptops are available for temporary use. iPad bundles are available only for undergraduates and those graduate students working as teaching assistants for undergraduate classes. Allow one to two weeks for delivery.

Learn More

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

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. Walk in appointments are also available days of!
Registration opens 4/5 at 12pm


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

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!
Note: We are representing Sloan to the external community. You should only be signing up for this if you know you can make it for April 21.

Sign Up

Community Events

Fintech Entrepreneurship in South Asia: A Conversation and Q + A with Kamal Quadir
Friday, March 24th 

Building E40-163
Join the Trust Center for Fintech Entrepreneurship in South Asia: A Conversation and Q + A with Kamal Quadir, MBA ’05, founder of bKash. Friday, March 24, 2:00-2:55 P.M. Building E40-163.

MIT Global Startup Workshop 2023
Thursday, March 30th & Friday, March 31st 

Athens, Greece & Virtual 
MIT Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW) is an annual multi-day conference that brings together entrepreneurs, students, investors, and key stakeholders from across the world to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem of a host region. 

Learn More

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.” 


iLead: Ginny Rometty 
Thursday, April 20th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices on April 20 for a conversation with GINNI ROMETTY, Former Chairman, President and CEO, IBM and Author of Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World.

iLead: Ronald Williams  
Monday, April 24th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices for a conversation with RONALD A. WILLIAMS, SF'84, Chairman and CEO, RW2 Enterprises, LLC and Former Chairman and CEO, Aetna Inc.


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.

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. 

Student Life Newsletter Submission
All submissions should be directed to this survey which automatically submits your submission for review for the MFin, Student Life, SES, EMBA and SFMBA departments.