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Exploring International Vegan Foods with MIT Simmons Hall Chef Brian McCarthy

Save the date!

MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social sciences (SHASS) invites you to the Tour de SHASS on Thursday, September 5.

Save the date!

MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social sciences (SHASS) invites you to the Tour de SHASS on Thursday, September 5.

From Jan. 25-26, First-Year Experience (FYE) facilitated a weekend retreat at the Warren Conference Center. The retreat, a product of a collaboration between the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programing (UAAP) and FYE, provided students with an opportunity to leave campus, connect with each other and prepare for their second semester at MIT.

As first year students, they are immersed into a curriculum that starts as soon as they put their bags down,” said Area Director Lauren Piontkoski. Piontkoski and Katie Julian (UAAP) co-facilitated the retreat. “This opportunity to combine various first-year student experiences under one roof served as a way to reflect and engage on similar transitional moments in their first semester.”

MIT student leaders Judy Rodriguez, Miriam Zachau-Walker and Cher Huang attended and facilitated small group conversations with the participants. From letters to their future selves to sharing their “highs and lows” at MIT so far, the students in attendance reported that they felt more connected to each other and MIT as a whole by the end of the conference.

Julie Rothhaar, the Assistant Dean of First-Year Experience believes the retreat will be held again in the future and said that it inspired new initiatives for the spring semester.

A class for empowerment and a lifetime of change
RAD program teaches self-defense to members of campus community

Read the article in the MIT News!

A class for empowerment and a lifetime of change

RAD program teaches self-defense to members of campus community

First-Year Experience (FYE) holds Hot Chocolate & High Fives event!

To show support for first-year students as they took their first round of exams at MIT, First-Year Experience held their “Hot Chocolate & High Fives” event on December 17th and December 19th. With a free hot chocolate station with marshmallows, FYE representatives asked students how their exams went and offered tips and ideas on how they can learn from the fall semester and be better prepared for their exams in the spring.

Check out more photos here at the FYE website!

2013 Panhellenic Executive Board
President, Philine Huizing (Sigma Kappa)
Executive Vice President, Carrine Johnson (Alpha Chi Omega)
VP Recruitment, Stephanie Holden (Pi Beta Phi)
VP Recruitment Programming, Katie Chasins (Sigma Kappa)
VP Programming, Andrea Gutierrez Marty (Alpha Chi Omega)
VP Finance & Administration, Yasmin Inam (Alpha Phi)
VP Public Relations, Varsha Raghavan (Kappa Alpha Theta)

Living Group Council Executives for 2013

Speaker, Zuzanna Balewski (WILG)
Secretary, Eva “Niki” Edmonds (Delta Psi/No. 6)


2013 Inter-Fraternity Council Executive Board


President: Andrew Dorne (PSK)
Vice President: Brian Alvarez (KS)
Judicial Committee Chair: Evan Tencer (DKE)
Recruitment & Programming Chair: Haldun Anil (TC)
Risk Manager: Jimmy Gomez (TDC)
Public Relations Chair: Zev Bimstein (DTD)
Executive Assistant: Sam Oppenheim (ZP)

2013 Panhellenic Executive Board

  • President, Philine Huizing (Sigma Kappa)
  • Executive Vice President, Carrine Johnson (Alpha Chi Omega)
  • VP Recruitment, Stephanie Holden (Pi Beta Phi)
  • VP Recruitment Programming, Katie Chasins (Sigma Kappa)
  • VP Programming, Andrea Gutierrez Marty (Alpha Chi Omega)
  • VP Finance & Administration, Yasmin Inam (Alpha Phi)
  • VP Public Relations, Varsha Raghavan (Kappa Alpha Theta)
Living Group Council Executives for 2013
  • Speaker, Zuzanna Balewski (WILG)
  • Secretary, Eva “Niki” Edmonds (Delta Psi/No. 6)
2013 Inter-Fraternity Council Executive Board
  • President: Andrew Dorne (PSK)
  • Vice President: Brian Alvarez (KS)
  • Judicial Committee Chair: Evan Tencer (DKE)
  • Recruitment & Programming Chair: Haldun Anil (TC)
  • Risk Manager: Jimmy Gomez (TDC)
  • Public Relations Chair: Zev Bimstein (DTD)
  • Executive Assistant: Sam Oppenheim (ZP)

MIT and MCPA Present: Social Media. Social Justice. Social Beings.

On Friday, Dec. 7, MIT hosted the annual Massachusetts College Personnel Association’s Drive-In Conference. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m., MCPA members and local professionals gathered to discuss topics that touched upon either social media, social justice or social beings. The conference began with welcoming remarks from Henry Humphreys, the Senior Associate Dean for Student Life. 

All seven of the Residential Life Programs Area Directors were present at the conference and they were also key members in planning and arranging the conference. Lauren Piontkoski, the McCormick Hall AD, also serves on the MCPA Executive Board as the marketing coordinator.

Presentations were made by representatives from  various institutions, including Boston University, Mount Holyoke College, Bentley University, UMass Amherst, Northeastern University, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, Emmanuel College and the University of Connecticut. 

First-Year Experience invites you to register for the Winter Retreat at the Warren Conference Center from January 25 to January 26, 2013. Students, staff and faculty will come together to discuss the MIT Culture as well as reflect on the students’ first year at MIT so far.
Click here to learn more about the Winter Retreat!

First-Year Experience invites you to register for the Winter Retreat at the Warren Conference Center from January 25 to January 26, 2013. Students, staff and faculty will come together to discuss the MIT Culture as well as reflect on the students’ first year at MIT so far.

Click here to learn more about the Winter Retreat!