From: Student Life
Date: September 14, 2022
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter September 14, 2022

MIT Sloan Student Life

Here with you, for you.

September 14, 2022

The Student Life Office's New Website!

We are very excited to announce and launch our office’s new website

The Student Life staff has spent the summer recreating the Student Life website for a more student friendly experience. The new website on SloanGroups contains information that formerly lived in three different sites, including MySloan. Our goal was to create a website that truly reflects the values and mission of the Sloan Student Life Office. We hope you find our website to be welcoming, intuitive, and useful. Both our office and new website exist to help you navigate your Sloan experience!

Our website contains information about how to get involved, how to get support and how student leaders get stuff done! Learn more about Sloan student organizations, the benefits of club leadership, and how to make the most of your Sloan experience outside the classroom.

We are so thrilled to be sharing this resource with you, and hope you find it useful as you begin or continue on your Sloan journey. 

Thank you, 
Nia, Paul, Nicole, Elizabeth, Rebecca, & Jackie 
The MIT Sloan Student Life Office  

Student life EVENTS

Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals
Friday, September 16th 
7:10pm-10pm ET 

Fenway Park, Boston
Sloanies are taking over the Fenway bleachers! Come meet fellow Sloanies, and enjoy one of Boston's favorite past times - watching the Red Sox!
Tickets: $10
Open to Significant Others and children 

Get Tickets

Lunch Chats with Nia 
Wednesday, September 21st
Student Life Office, E52-101
Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge! This monthly event will be an intimate group discussion with Nia and students, faculty and staff across the Sloan community. Come engage with your faculty and staff to share your student experience and ideas while enjoying lunch on us!

September 21st Lunch Chat

Course XV Dinner
Wednesday, September 28th 

Course XV Dinners are back! 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. There is no agenda other than having enjoyable conversation with fellow Sloanies, making connections, and eating a good meal. Space is limited and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis by program so sign up now! 


Barn Babies
Wednesday, September 28th
11am-3pm ET

Diebold Lounge 
Join us for the furriest and cutest form of stress relief on this side of campus! (AKA: come snuggle baby bunnies, kittens, ducklings, puppies, and more... 
Open to the entire MIT Sloan Community! Sponsored by the Student Life Office.


Community EVENTS

The Yarn: First Yarn of 2022-2023
Wednesday, September 21st 

Wong Auditorium 
The Yarn is a storytelling platform where Sloanies share personal stories with one another about the things that matter most in their lives. Yarn events are about going deeper as a community and celebrating the diversity of values, perspectives, and experiences that we share here at MIT Sloan.
Open to Significant Others 


Japan C-Function 
Thursday, September 29th
8pm-11pm ET

Walker Memorial 
The Sloan Japan Club is delighted to host the first C-Function of the semester! Enjoy a night of delicious Japanese cuisine and fun cultural showcase with hundreds of your fellow Sloanies!
Open to Significant Others 
: Go on sale: September 22nd


Applying Machine Learning to Long-Term Investing
Tuesday, September 20th
7pm-9pm ET

Building E62, Room 262
The Quantitative Finance club invited you to their first speaker series of the year to hear from Alexander Fleiss about applying machine learning methods to long-term investing strategies. 


Open Space Programming Community Night 
Friday, September 16th

Kendall/MIT Open Space
Join friends and neighbors from around Cambridge, MIT, and Kendall Square on Friday night for music, food, drinks, crafts and more! Free snacks will be available for all (while supplies last!). Meals from food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase.



Volunteer for the ESL Program!

The MIT English as a Second Language Program for Service Employees is looking for volunteers to connect with day and night shift service employees for one hour/week, helping them improve their English skills through informal conversations or ESL coursework. No experience is required, just a good command of English, a smartphone, and an interest in helping individuals whose first language is not English. The goals of the program are to build students' confidence, to help them become more productive in their jobs, and to open up further opportunities for advancement. These classes take place at various times during the day from 11:00am - midnight starting Sept. 26 – Dec. 16, 2022.

This is an opportunity to make a real and positive difference. If you are interested, please contact

Grad Funding Opportunities 

MindHandHeart Community Innovation Fund:

  • Funding projects and initiatives that speak to MIT's values
  • Receive funding of up to $10,000

Committee on Race and Diversity Grants:

  • CRD Grants fund events and programs that promote diversity and inclusion, available to all members of the community.

Don't forget to register to vote!

Registering to vote or changing your voter registration can be a cumbersome and confusing process, especially if you are new to the State of Massachusetts. Everyone in the MIT community can register to vote, check their registration status and sign up for election reminders through MIT's turbovote site

WHO can vote?  
Are you eligible to vote? US Voting criteria  
HOW to vote?  
Register to vote, or check your registration status using MIT’s Turbovote site here
WHERE to vote?  
US citizens can vote in the US city where they live (you must register to vote in the city where you live)  
OR you can submit an absentee ballot (if you live in another state)  
WHEN to vote?  
The 2022 US Midterm Elections take place on November 8th! If you plan to vote by mail, please check the state you are registered for absentee ballot deadlines to make sure your vote is counted. If you plan to vote in-person, you can go on the day of November 8th to a polling station near you.

Should I register in Cambridge? 
All students who are eligible to vote, and living in Cambridge, can vote in Cambridge. If you have a legal residence in another city/state, you can choose to register in that city/state or Cambridge.  

Don’t live in Massachusetts? You can still vote!  
Every state has different voting registration deadlines, check yours here. 
Register to vote in a different state here.  
Request an absentee ballot. 
Check your state’s absentee deadline.  

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