An event series dedicated to the things everyone should know, but were never taught in school. Organized by the MindHandHeart Life Skills Working Group, Life Skills Week will address gaps in practical knowledge to inform and empower the MIT community. Advanced sign up required for some events.
As the MIT community heads into finals period in the midst of an uncertain, anxious political climate, it is as important as ever that we take concrete steps to manage stress and prioritize self-care. Consider joining us for one of the many events related to wellness, mental health, stress relief, and post-election coming together happening in the next few weeks. (See below for a full list).
Additionally, there are a number of activities occurring in MIT residences—from free 10-minute massages to pizza study breaks to time with therapy dogs. Be sure to check them out!
Tuka Al-Hanai and Mohammad Ghassemi have connected more than 500 MIT students for more than 1,000 face-to-face lunch meetings.
We are pleased to announce that the MindHandHeart Innovation Fund is now open and accepting applications! Grants of up to $10,000 are available to MIT faculty, students, and staff who are working on cutting-edge ideas for projects advancing:
a supportive academic environment
mental health awareness
wellness and resiliency
Responding to one of the key recommendations from last spring’s Committee on Academic Performance’s (CAP) report on undergraduate withdrawal and readmissions practices, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and Medical Director Cecilia Stuopis have established a committee to review MIT’s medical leave and hospitalization practices and policies for undergraduate and graduate students.