In September of the Academic Year, Chancellor Barnhart charged the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) and Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE) with gathering community feedback and developing recommendations to clarify and bolster our withdrawal and readmission policies. After engaging with hundreds of community members—including students who returned to MIT from leave—and examining the best practices employed by several of our peer institutions, the CAP and DUE have developed a roadmap for change.
MIT Connect, the successful program facilitating one-on-one lunches for MIT grad students, algorithmically paired by interests, has just expanded its capacity to include undergraduates and post-docs, and has simultaneously launched its first website. Are you interested in having multiple free lunches with fellow MIT students, across campus this semester?
Anyone walking across campus the first day back from Spring Break may be surprised by random compliments, cups of cocoa, or "RAK hacks of kindness" during MIT's first Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK Week), thanks to two enterprising second-year undergraduate students and a corps of volunteers.
The MindHandHeart Innovation Fund application is live on this site until March 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Grants of up to $10K are awarded to projects that
One of the first funded projects from the MindHandHeart Innovation fund, Koru Mindfulness Classes are currently being offered free of charge to MIT students. Advance sign-up is the only requirement. Caitlyn McCourt, of MIT Community Wellness at MIT, applied for the grant during Fall Term 2015 while the Koru Basic Mindfulness program was being piloted on the MIT campus. According to instructors in the pilot, participants had great feedback.