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MIT UA Innovation Commitee Chat
November 1, 2014

Come get Tosci's and talk Innovation with the MIT UA Innovation Committee!

Come tell us one of your innovative ideas. We'll be giving out five $30 Amazon Gift cards to the people whose ideas we like the most!

An Evening with Mitch Hurwitz and Danny Zuker
May 2, 2014

The UA Events Committee and De Florez Fund for Humor are proud to present An Evening with Mitch Hurwitz and Danny Zuker. Hurwitz is the creator of "Arrested Development" and Zuker serves as executive producer and writer on "Modern Family." The event will be hosted by Mike Zakarian, from the Division of Student Life. There will be a Question and Answer segment at the end of the show. The event will be held on May 3rd in Kresge Auditorium at 9pm.

Tickets for this event are FREE! MIT Community members who received a ticket from the Lottery have been notified and will need to enter the South Kresge Lobby doors starting at 8pm.

More seats are available! If you wish to attend, please bring your MIT ID, and enter the north Kresge Lobby doors (closer to W20) starting at 8pm that evening.

Contact us at ua-events-chairs@mit.edu if you have any questions

Posted: May 2, 2014 12:41 PM by styu
Remembrance for Sean Collier + MIT Strong
April 16, 2014

A Ceremony of Remembrance for Officer Sean A.Collier

Friday, April 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at the Tent on the North Court

Presentation of the Flags

MIT Police-Cambridge Police Joint Honor Guard

National Anthem

Lt. Pauline Wells
City of Cambridge Police Department

Speakers

Israel Ruiz SM ’01
MIT Executive Vice President and Treasurer

John DiFava
Director, Facilities Operations and Security and Chief, MIT Police

The Honorable David Maher
Mayor of the City of Cambridge

Sara E. Ferry ’11, G
MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Jay Perault
Deputy Chief, MIT Police

J. Meejin Yoon
Associate Professor, MIT Department of Architecture

Benediction

Robert M. Randolph
Chaplain to the Institute

Music

MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Featuring John Harbison, Institute Professor

Community Picnic and Rally for the MIT Strong Marathon Team

Hosted by Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart

Friday, April 18, 2014 1 - 2:30 PM on the North Court

Join the MIT community as we cheer on the faculty, students, staff, and alumni running in the 2014 Boston Marathon

Posted: April 16, 2014 3:26 PM by styu
Toscanini's Study Break | UA + UGC
April 14, 2014

Come out, make a donation, and vote for your favorite project at our study break this Thursday, April 17, at 11pm in Twenty Chimneys to support the Underclassmen Giving Campaign!

Since October 2006, MIT freshmen, sophomores, and juniors have been donating to fund Public Service Center Expedition Grants and to support fellow students by helping fund their project ideas and turn them into reality.

Your donations of any size go directly towards these student initiatives. It's easy to give a little bit to do a lot of good :) http://giving.mit.edu/ugc/impact.html

Posted: April 14, 2014 8:06 PM by styu
Apply for UA Executive and Officer Positions!
April 13, 2014

The Undergraduate Association would like to invite you to apply for officer and executive positions within the Undergraduate Association. Executive positions are a great way to be involved with events and governance, including the planning of SpringFest or the leading of educational policy. Descriptions of the positions can be found here. To read the platform of the newly-elected UA President and Vice President, please visit uavision2mission.com. To apply, please fill out this application by Friday, April 18th 2014 by 11:59pm.

Posted: April 13, 2014 5:51 PM by styu
SpringFest '14 | Buy tickets now!
March 26, 2014

Tickets for the 2014 SpringFest Concert featuring Capital Cities and Flosstradamus are now on sale! The concert is on Saturday, April 26th in Johnson Ice Rink. Buy Your Tickets Now!

Pre-sale is open to MIT Students for a week and a half beginning March 19th and tickets will cost $10. General Ticket sales will begin March 26th with $15 MIT Students and $20 MIT Affiliates. Tickets will go on sale to local college students on April 2nd. There is a limit of 2 tickets per customer.

If you are interested in volunteering at the concert, please fill out this form. Volunteers must purchase a ticket, but they will be reimbursed after the concert.

If you have any questions about purchasing your ticket, please email tickets@mit.edu directly.

If your student group is interested in participating in SpringFest 2014, email events-comm-staff@mit.edu.

For all the latest information about the SpringFest concert, check out our Facebook Event!

Posted: Mar 26, 2014 5:11 PM by styu
UA Spring 2014 Election Results
March 21, 2014

The results for the Spring 2014 UA elections for the UA President/Vice President and the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Class Councils are in at http://vote.mit.edu/static/html/winners.html.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to ua-elect@mit.edu.

Posted: March 26, 2014 5:01 PM by styu
DEC Kickoff Study Break
February 25, 2014

Come help the UA Committee on Sustainability kickoff the 2014 Dorm Electricity Competition by enjoying some burritos from Chipotle and Boloco!! Study break will be in PDR 1&2 on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center at 10 PM Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wanna win a gift card to Life Alive, Hubway, Boloco, or Boston Organics (more prize details at bottom)? All you have to do is one (or both) of the following:

  1. Share a photo of you on facebook, pledging that you’ll save energy during the competition. We’ll be taking pictures of people holding the pledge sign at our study break and we will post it on our facebook page. All you have to do is share the photo!
  2. Post this as your Facebook status with how you’ll be saving energy during the competition: “I will _______ for 21 days to decrease my energy usage during the MIT Dorm Electricity Competition.” Tag MIT Dorm Electricity Competition facebook page in your status!

For each task you complete, you will be entered into the raffle once. Each week there will be new things to do to increase your chances of winning a raffle prize! We’ll be announcing the tasks on our facebook page and at our weekly study breaks.

Prize details: (still growing as we hear back from sponsors!)

  • $20 Boloco Gift Card
  • $25 Life Alive Gift Card
  • 1 Free Full year membership to Hubway ($85 value)
  • 2 free produce deliveries from Boston Organics ($29 value per delivery)

How prizes are awarded: The first winner of the raffle gets first choice of which prize, and the second one, the second choice, and so on.

Posted: February 25, 2014 2:21 PM by styu
Evening Study Break | Desserts + Valentines
February 8, 2014

Welcome back!

Join the Undergraduate Association for this semester's first study break. Grab a dessert and write notes for your favorite people! :)

→ Still interested in joining a UA Committee?

→ Apply at https://ua.mit.edu/join/executive-committees/

Posted: February 8, 2014 12:37 PM by styu
Cupcakes + Tea | Pre-Finals Study Break
December 10, 2013

Join the Undergraduate Association for our last study break of the semester!

Stop by to pick up a holiday cupcake and brew a cup of tea before you go back to studying. :) Good luck!

Posted: December 10, 2013 3:11 PM by styu
UA + CAC | Holiday Tree Decorating
December 7, 2013

Stop by the first floor of the Student Center this Monday evening to grab some cookies and cider and help decorate the MIT Holiday Tree!

Hosted by the MIT Undergraduate Association and Campus Activities Complex. :)

Posted: December 7, 2013 11:17 PM by styu
Autumn Study Break
November 11, 2013

Cozy up with your friends and join the Undergraduate Association this Thursday, November 14 at 9pm in the Mezzanine Lounge for a quick autumn study break!

We'll have lots of seasonal favorites — apple pie | pumpkin pie | hot chocolate (milk, white and mint) | apple cider | marshmallows | whipped cream | candy canes — so you can customize your pie slice and cocoa or cider. :)

→ Come meet the Events and Special Projects committees! They are looking for new members to help out with projects like planning SpringFest and building the largest spider web... ever.

→ Interested in the UA? Join now!

Posted: November 11, 2013 1:49 PM by styu
Trashion Show 2013
October 28, 2013

Interested in Sustainability?
Love Fashion?

The MIT Undergraduate Association Sustainability Committee presents

Trashion Show

December 5th, 2013
7pm-10pm in MIT Student Center
(Stratton Center, Lobdell-2nd Floor)
Tickets - $3 (pre-sale) $5 (at door)
(additional donations appreciated)

Over $1000 worth of prizes from Patagonia, Rent the Runway, and more, plus food catered by Chipotle, Stone Hearth Pizza, Veggie Galaxy, and more!

Want to get involved? Sign up to be a trashion designer here. Or, reserve tickets here!

Feel free to contact Samantha Darryanto at sbd@mit.edu with any questions.

Posted: October 28, 2013 3:59 PM by styu
Midnight Study Break
October 10, 2013

The Undergraduate Association would like to invite you to our first Midnight Study Break.

Join us Thursday, October 10th from midnight to 1AM at the Coffeehouse (3rd Floor Student Center) for Toscanini's.

We'll have as much as ice cream as you can eat, so bring your friends! We'll have B3, Hydrox Cookie, Belgian Chocolate, Pumpkin, Mango Sorbet, Coconut Sorbet, Burnt Caramel, and Green Tea ice cream.

We'll also be here to answer any questions you have about the UA and what we have planned for this upcoming year. We're happy to listen to any feedback you have about campus programs or policies.

Interested in joining the UA? UA Committee members will also be around to answer any questions about joining a committee and getting involved with student leadership on campus. It's not too late to get involved with MITx, Education, Events, Athletics, Student Support, or any other committee.

Join Now

Posted: October 10, 2013 3:13 PM by styu
Fall Festival 2013
September 15, 2013

Fall Festival 2013 is approaching quickly, and the UA Events Committee is very excited to bring you this year's performer.

John Mulaney will be performing at this year's comedy show on September 28th in Kresge Auditorium. Mulaney is a veteran of Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Conan, and just released his second Comedy Central Special and Album "New in Town."

Pre-sale tickets are open now to MIT Students and cost $10 (limit 2/customer). General Ticket sales will begin September 16th with $15 MIT Community and $20 Local College Students. Tickets available here! At the event, there must be 1 MIT/College ID for every 2 tickets.

Posted: September 15, 2013 5:37 PM by styu
Apply for the Presidential Advisory Committee
June 26, 2013

President Reif has commissioned the formation of the Presidential Advisory Cabinet (PAC) as a sustaining student advisory body. The body consists of four undergraduate students and four graduate students (including the Presidents of the Graduate Student Council and the Undergraduate Association who serve as ex-officio members). The cabinet acts in a purely advisory capacity on various issues identified by the President concerning the student body.

Prospective members of this body will be nominated jointly by the UA’s and GSC’s nomination boards and will be confirmed directly by President Reif. Membership to this committee will be limited and participants will be expected to speak knowledgeably on a vast collection of topics relating to MIT policy. The application and interview process seeks to identify the most informed, experienced, and diverse membership. Service on PAC requires an exceptional sense of personal responsibility and commitment to the student body and the Institute-at-large. Members serve one-year terms starting September 1st.

The UA is accepting applications to the Presidential Advisory Cabinet. Applications will then be screened by the UA Nominations Committee and a small list of interviews will be conducted the following week (June 24th to June 28th).

Check out the PTAC website and the report for the 2012-2013 term.

The Presidential Advisory Cabinet represents an excellent opportunity for our student community to be involved with Institute policies and connect with President Reif.

Posted: June 27, 2013 1:41 AM by styu
Trash2Treasure
May 15, 2013

Hate those old shelves that you have? Can't take your mini-fridge with you to your new post-college location? Have too many hangers and books? Drop unwanted items in the bins located in your dorm lobby during finals week. UA Sustainability is working with Door to Door (doortodoor[dot]com) to store reuseable items over the summer and resell them to students at the beginning of next year!

Bins will be available in EC, Maseeh, BC, and Next House from May 19-25 - drop off is 24/7!

Note: This is not free storage for the summer. You'd be donating your things to us so that we can sell them in the fall.

Posted: May 15, 2013 3:27 PM by styu
2013 Spring Picnic
May 12, 2013

Faculty, staff and students join us to thank Dean Hastings for his leadership and service at the 2013 MIT Spring Picnic!

The picnic will take place on Monday, May 13 from noon to 1:30 PM on Killian court.

Posted: May 12, 2013 6:36 PM by styu
Wellness Week
April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29 through Saturday, May 3 is Wellness Week! Hosted by the UA, EMS, Medlinks, ActiveMinds, SMASH and PEACE, Wellness Week is a time to destress, take care of yourself, and have fun! Events include:

Wednesday, 05/01

  • 9:00-12:00, Student Center Steps: Medlinks Fruit Booth! Stop by for some free fruit!
  • 4:00-5:30, Student Center Steps: Free health screens -- hang out with your EMTs, eat free delicious food, get your blood pressure screened, and more!
  • 6:30-7:30, 1-190: Sex Jeopardy -- test your Sexual IQ with MIT Medical's Sexpert!
  • Midnight, Coffeehouse: UA Midnight Study Break with Mediterranean food, stress balls, and back massager giveaways!

Thursday, 05/02

  • 7:30-9:00, 4-149: Dinner discussion with Dr. Simon Lejeune, MIT Medical's drug and addiction specialist; also a MedLink Continuing Education Seminar. Submit your questions here!

Friday, 05/03

  • 11:00-1:00, Kresge Oval and Lawn: PEACE Carnival -- Join us for cotton candy, food, music, bouncy houses, and fun activities! Look for signs and activities around Kresge.
  • 1:00-3:00, Student Center Steps: BubbleFest with ActiveMinds: Cool down after a long week with everything bubbles!

Check out the full schedule and details here!

Posted: April 30, 2013 8:35 PM by styu
Apply to join the UA
April 25, 2013

Applications to join the UA are now open and available here.

As a representative of over 4,000 undergraduates, you will have the scope and range to make a difference in student life. You will work with MIT administration, faculty, and fellow students to transform the MIT community.

The application is simple and easy -- it takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The deadline to apply is this Sunday (4/28), and interviews will be scheduled for next week. Thank you for your interest!

To learn more about what the new UA P/VP would like to accomplish over the next year, please visit their website, sidevin.com.

Posted: April 25, 2013 8:51 AM by styu
Community Gatherings
April 23, 2013

The UA, IFC, Panhel, LGC, ASA and DormCon invite you to join us in coming together as one community, one MIT, together in strength and unity.

Following the Memorial Ceremony for MIT Police Officer Sean Collier to be held this Wednesday, MIT dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and independent living groups will be hosting a number of small gatherings intended to bring together our community in this difficult time.

View more information at here as well as our Facebook event.

Posted: April 23, 2013 11:57 AM by styu
SpringFest 2013 Events
April 14, 2013

SpringFest 2013 will be a fun-filled weekend for all MIT students with tons of events -- check them all out here!

Posted: April 14, 2013 12:42 AM by styu
SpringFest 2013 Concert Opener & Giveaways
April 10, 2013

As you all know, SpringFest 2013 is coming up fast - the concert is just two weeks away!

The UA Events Committee is excited to announce Ra Ra Riot as our opening act for the SpringFest 2013 concert.

This week, WMBR 88.1FM is giving away 8 pairs of tickets to see the SpringFest 2013 Concert! Tune in at 88.1FM or stream online at wmbr.org. Giveaways will be spread out throughout the week. Stop by their broadcast event on the steps of the Student Center this Friday between 8-11PM for more chances to win - They'll be giving away tickets every hour!

Posted: April 10, 2013 12:03 AM by styu
DEC Kickoff Results
April 4, 2013

Thank you everyone who came to the Dorm Electricity Competition Kickoff last night! Above is a breakdown of the attendance of the event. Dorms with the most participation are currently in the lead!

Posted: April 4, 2013 9:57 AM by styu
Dorm Electricity Competition
April 3, 2013

The Dorm Electricity Competition (Facebook page) is an event run by UA Sustainability in April 2013. All eleven undergrad dorms will compete this spring to conserve the most electricity over the month. The UA will reward each dorm with an equivalent sum of money for every kWh it saves. Come be a part of this exciting event and change the way MIT uses energy - join us in the Coffeehouse on April 3, from 10 PM to 12 AM to the kick off of the competition and grab free Chipotle, LED bulbs, and water bottles!

Posted: April 3, 2013 1:16 AM by styu
Across Campus Dinners
March 31, 2013

Meet people from across campus in a (kind of) organized way! The Baker Foundation has teamed up with the UA Special Projects Committee to continue the Across Campus Dinners series. This is your chance to meet people outside of your niches at absolutely no cost to you!

SIGN UP HERE

We will use the sign up form to arrange for random groups of undergraduates to go to dinner at a local restaurant (on us)! We will arrange as many meals as possible.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact ua-projects@mit.edu.

Posted: March 31, 2013 11:40 PM by styu
UA Election Results
March 24, 2013

Thanks to everyone who voted! Election results for the P/VP and Class council elections are now available here, along with the results of the invalidated P/VP election.

If you have any lingering questions, please email ua-elect@mit.edu.

Posted: March 24, 2013 5:45 PM by styu
Volunteer for SpringFest 2013!
March 22, 2013

UPDATE

Volunteer form is closed! Stay tuned for our SpringFest 2013 events coming up soon.


As you all know, SpringFest 2013 is coming up fast - the concert is just a month away! As usual, we will need student volunteers to help us out! If you are interested in volunteering please fill out this form. Volunteers do not have to pay for their ticket to the concert. If you have already purchased a ticket and would like to volunteer, you will be reimbursed.

Updated: April 10, 2013 9:06 PM by styu
Pizza study break
March 20, 2013

UPDATE

Now serving Beauty's pizza! Come join us Wednesday, March 19 at 11:59 PM in the Coffeehouse for pizza and over 50 liters of soda!

Posted: March 20, 2013 9:13 PM by styu
UA Elections
March 18, 2013

UPDATE

If you have already voted in the UA elections, you must revote now at vote.mit.edu for the UA P/VP race.

After consulting the UA Judicial Board, the Election Commission has declared one of the P/VP tickets (Cory Hernandez/John Kongoletos) to be invalid, due to a last-minute withdrawal by the Vice Presidential candidate. As such, we have declared the results of the initial UA P/VP race to be invalid as well.

A new P/VP race has just opened at vote.mit.edu to reflect this change. No votes from the first P/VP race will be counted, so everyone must vote in this new race, regardless of previous voting.

All Class Council races are unaffected by this decision and will continue to proceed as normal.


The Spring 2013 Elections have started for UA President/Vice President and 2014, 2015, and 2016 Class Councils. All MIT undergraduates are eligible to vote - vote now!

Electronic voting at vote.mit.edu runs from Monday, March 18, 2013, 9:00:00 AM EDT to Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:59:59 PM EDT.

If you need help deciding who to vote for, you can check out the candidates' platforms.

Posted: March 18, 2013 9:48 PM by styu
UA P/VP Debate
March 13, 2013
Join the Undergraduate Association and The Tech for this year's annual UA President/Vice President Candidate Debate. The two tickets are Cory Hernandez '14/John Kongoletos '14 and Sidhanth Rao '14/Devin Cornish '14. The debate will begin with formal questions from The Tech's moderators, but audience questions will be collected throughout and asked towards the end. The debate will be held on the first floor of the Student Center at 7pm this Thursday, March 14th. Pizza will be served. Come meet the candidates and watch the debate!

Posted: March 13, 2013 1:19 AM by styu
SpringFest 2013 - Macklemore Concert
March 8, 2013

UPDATE

Tickets are sold out, but MIT students can still volunteer, so stay tuned!


Get excited for SpringFest 2013! Macklemore will be headlining this year’s concert on April 26th in Johnson Ice Rink. General Ticket sales are available with $20 for MIT Students and $25 for MIT Affiliates/Guests/Local College Students. Buy your tickets now!

Posted: March 08, 2013 12:30 AM by styu
Costco/Target shuttle
March 8, 2013
The Special Projects committee has worked hard to bring you back the Costco/Target shuttle, which runs every other weekend. They've even arranged for a rental card program for your visit - stop by CopyTech to rent one, free of charge!

Posted: March 08, 2013 12:27 AM by styu
New UA Site Launched!
March 7, 2013
New look, new content, hope you like it!

Posted: March 7, 2013 11:35 PM by styu