Academic Success News - 2014

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  • In October, the First Generation Program (FGP) hosted its annual Alumni Dinner, an opportunity for current first-generation students to meet and mingle with MIT alumni who were the first in their family to graduate from college. Seventeen alumni, including software engineers, technology consultants, physicians, and MIT professors, joined 36 current undergraduate students for a reception, at which alumni shared their experiences at MIT and discussed their professional paths.

  • UAAP’s Student Disability Services (SDS) offers a wide arrange of accommodations, services, and programming on campus aimed at supporting students with disabilities. In an effort to connect students with different organizations and resources they can use beyond MIT, SDS hosted Lime Connect on October 16. Lime Connect is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of breaking stereotypes and helping companies realize the importance—and value—of employing people with disabilities.

  • The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming hosted its second annual “Trick or Treat for Advice Week” program from October 27-31,2014. The program is designed to raise student awareness about the UAAP office and the programs and resources it provides, at a point in the semester where students can be facing some stress. This year’s events included an office open house, an academic integrity quiz, a study break with associate advisors, and faculty receptions and lunches for first-year students.

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    MIT Admissions Blogger Chelsea R talks about the readmission process facilitated by Student Support Services and being a returning student

    September 2nd

    The round tables are blue, yellow, and green this year. I don’t think they’ve ever been so colorful – I remember white tablecloths, or no tablecloths at all – but I can’t be sure. After you come back to a place enough times, all your visits start to blur together.

  • Interphase 45th anniversary logoThe Office of Minority Education will mark a major milestone in the Interphase program by hosting a 45th Anniversary Gala at the Museum of Science on April 26.