Presentation - Sidney Pacific Graduate Community

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SidneyPacific
Graduate Community
Nominations Dinner
March 4th, 2008
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Welcome!
• Overview of achievements and ongoing
projects of the government
• Provide some inspiration on how you
can make a contribution and join the
government
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Office of Residential Life
• Organize residence-wide social activities
– Orientation
– Outings, Athletics, IM Sports
– Brunches, Coffee Hours
• Maintain a hub of campus-wide social life
– Collaborations with organizations inside and
outside of MIT
– Dance Parties, BBQs
• Steward financial support for events
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Summer Events
• Pool Party
• Cultural Festival
• BBQ
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Sidney Pacific Orientation 2007
• Campus-Wide
– Prudential Skywalk
– Rock and Roast BBQ & Movie Screening
– Return to Lythion Dance Party
– Orientation Brunch
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Sailing on the Charles
It’s a Small World Welcome Reception
Return to Lythion Dance Party
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Rock N’ Roast BBQ and
Movie Screening
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Orientation
Brunch
&
Plant Sale
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Fall/IAP Social Events
• Social
– Masquerade Ball
– Pumpkin Carving
– Christmas Tree trimming
• Cultural
– Coffee Hours (Russian, Greek, Indian)
– Mentoring Program
– Movie Screenings
• Outing
– Isabella Stewart Gardner Outing
– Blue Hills Hike
• Coffee Hours and Brunches ongoing
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Ben Renkoski
Lynne Waldman
Social Chair
Orientation Chair
Eric Lam
Johnathan Lindsey
Social Co-chair
Dan Weller
Coffee Hour Chair
Orientation Co-chair
Swati Mohan
VP of Residential Life
Christiana
Athanasiou
Brunch Co-chair
Jessica Edmonds
Hila Hashemi
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Brunch Chair
ZP Zhang
Coffee Hour Co-chair
Cultural Chair
Kerwin Johnson
Tara Sainath
Athletics Chair
Outing Chair
SP-wide hall events
• Hall Councilor
BBQ
• Orientation
Hall Dinner
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Eating Clubs @ Sidney-Pacific
• 2S eating club
• 9th floor eating club
• Le Petit Bistro
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Brought to you by your hall councilors
3/2/08: Multi-hall game night 2/28/08: Unofficial eating club 2/24/08: Dessert making & tasting
2/18/08: Burritos night 2/17/08: Dumpling night 2/11/08: Burritos night 2/10/08: Back to School
2/10/08: Eating club fondue 2/10/08: Movie night 1/31/08: Ice cream social 1/29/08: IAP pizza & ice
cream 1/17/08: Ice cream social 12/20/07: Holiday snacks 12/17/07: Hall dinner @ Pepper Sky's
12/16/07: Sunday study break 12/16/07: Pizza study break 12/16/07: Study break w/ pizza, drinks, and
snacks 12/13/07: Dinner from Muqueca 12/4/07: Eating club 12/2/07: Thai dinner from Pepper Sky's
11/28/07: Eating club 11/16/07: Pizza & movie night 11/11/07: Family Guy 2nd part 11/6/07: Ice cream
social 11/5/07: Pizza from Beauty's 11/4/08: Family Guy 100th episode 11/4/07: Multi-hall potluck
11/4/07: Brunch @ Zoe's 10/30/07: Hall breakfast 10/21/07: Welcome to fall 10/21/07: Dim sum @ Hei
la Moon 10/20/07: Bowling outing 10/17/07: Eating club 10/10/07: Wednesday movie night 10/3/07:
Multi-hall board game night 10/3/07: Eating Club (Indian) 10/1/07: Heroes viewing 9/28/07: Multi-hall
salsa outing 9/23/07: Chocolate fondue night 9/23/07: French eating club 9/16/07: Know where your
neighbors are from 9/14/07: Pizza social 9/13/07: Toscanini's 9/8/07: Ice cream social 9/6/07: Hall
meeting w/ ice cream 9/5/07: Target trip 9/5/07: Ice cream social 8/30/07: Ice cream social 8/27/07:
Eating Club (BBQ) 8/25/07: Multi-hall movie outing (Bourne Ultimatum) 8/19/07: Movie & dessert
8/14/07: Eating Club (Indian) 8/5/07: Multi-hall movie Night (Click) 8/2/07: Ice cream social 7/29/07:
Dessert night 7/25/07: Multi-hall BBQ 7/23/07: Ice cream social 7/22/07: Ice cream social 7/19/07:
Dinner @ Miracle of Science 7/18/07: Eating Club (Italian) 7/15/07: Movie outing (Harry Potter)
7/13/07: movie outing (Transformers)
7/9/07: Eating Club (Iranian) 6/28/07: Magnetic Poetry Night
6/11/07: Final event before summer
6/10/07: Lunch @ Pepper Sky 6/10/07: Lunch @ Asgard 5/31/07:
Eating Club (lasagna) 5/29/07: Delicious Grilling (Korean & Persian)
5/27/07: Leftovers Party
5/27/07: Ice cream sundaes 5/23/07: Transition Thai dinner
5/22/07: Donuts & coffee break
5/21/07:
Floor Thai Dinner 5/20/07: Study Break 5/20/07: Study Break 5/19/07: Dinner & movie 5/15/07: Ice
Cream Social 5/14/07: Pizza & ice cream social
5/9/07: Hall event … and more
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Brought to you by your hall councilors
3/2/08: Multi-hall game night 2/28/08: Unofficial eating club 2/24/08: Dessert making & tasting
2/18/08: Burritos night 2/17/08: Dumpling night 2/11/08: Burritos night 2/10/08: Back to School
2/10/08: Eating club fondue 2/10/08: Movie night 1/31/08: Ice cream social 1/29/08: IAP pizza & ice
cream 1/17/08: Ice cream social 12/20/07: Holiday snacks 12/17/07: Hall dinner @ Pepper Sky's
12/16/07: Sunday study break 12/16/07: Pizza study break 12/16/07: Study break w/ pizza, drinks, and
snacks 12/13/07: Dinner from Muqueca 12/4/07: Eating club 12/2/07: Thai dinner from Pepper Sky's
11/28/07: Eating club 11/16/07: Pizza & movie night 11/11/07: Family Guy 2nd part 11/6/07: Ice cream
social 11/5/07: Pizza from Beauty's 11/4/08: Family Guy 100th episode 11/4/07: Multi-hall potluck
11/4/07: Brunch @ Zoe's 10/30/07: Hall breakfast 10/21/07: Welcome to fall 10/21/07: Dim sum @ Hei
la Moon 10/20/07: Bowling outing 10/17/07: Eating club 10/10/07: Wednesday movie night 10/3/07:
Multi-hall board game night 10/3/07: Eating Club (Indian) 10/1/07: Heroes viewing 9/28/07: Multi-hall
salsa outing 9/23/07: Chocolate fondue night 9/23/07: French eating club 9/16/07: Know where your
neighbors are from 9/14/07: Pizza social 9/13/07: Toscanini's 9/8/07: Ice cream social 9/6/07: Hall
meeting w/ ice cream 9/5/07: Target trip 9/5/07: Ice cream social 8/30/07: Ice cream social 8/27/07:
Eating Club (BBQ) 8/25/07: Multi-hall movie outing (Bourne Ultimatum) 8/19/07: Movie & dessert
8/14/07: Eating Club (Indian) 8/5/07: Multi-hall movie Night (Click) 8/2/07: Ice cream social 7/29/07:
Dessert night 7/25/07: Multi-hall BBQ 7/23/07: Ice cream social 7/22/07: Ice cream social 7/19/07:
Dinner @ Miracle of Science 7/18/07: Eating Club (Italian) 7/15/07: Movie outing (Harry Potter)
7/13/07: movie outing (Transformers)
7/9/07: Eating Club (Iranian) 6/28/07: Magnetic Poetry Night
6/11/07: Final event before summer
6/10/07: Lunch @ Pepper Sky 6/10/07: Lunch @ Asgard 5/31/07:
Eating Club (lasagna) 5/29/07: Delicious Grilling (Korean & Persian)
5/27/07: Leftovers Party
5/27/07: Ice cream sundaes 5/23/07: Transition Thai dinner
5/22/07: Donuts & coffee break
5/21/07:
Floor Thai Dinner 5/20/07: Study Break 5/20/07: Study Break 5/19/07: Dinner & movie 5/15/07: Ice
Cream Social 5/14/07: Pizza & ice cream social
5/9/07: Hall event … and more
13 Hall Councilors
307 days in office
120+ hall events
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2N
1
Austin Minnich
3S
Chris
Chuang
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6
Monica
Martinez-Bravo
Leslie Rogers
Chair
Alex
McCauley
Chris Dodd
5S
Jack Chu
4N
3N
2S
4S
Rosaria
Chiang
7
Carol Hua
8
David
Uniman
Galen Li
5N
Daniel Klein
9
Emily Shen
Hoda
Eydgahi
Resources
• Added over 150 movies/series to the movie library
• Computer Upgrades: Purchase of 9 new computers,
FP monitors and a new scanner
• Purchase of additional piano
• Upgrading Zipbikes
• Outings to classical concerts, Jazz clubs, theater,
aquarium, plant shows
• Extension of permanent arts collection
• Started drama group
• Improvements in Aquarium maintenance
(new filter and new fish)
• A/V upgrades for MP, seminar room, lounges
• Improved key checkout system
• Regalia PhD graduation gown rentals
• Additional inventory database and more…
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Office of Resources
Bike Coffee Hour
Blue Hills Hiking Trip
Artist
Reception
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Bonsai Workshop
SP-MORE
Sidney Pacific – Move Out Recycling Exchange
• Collected any reusable items over the summer
from residents who moved out and distributed
them to new incoming residents for free
• Donation of boxes of clothing to Goodwill
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Matt Abel
Romain Levy
A/V Chair
Aquarium Chair
Robin Stewart
JunJay Tan
A/V Co-chair
Aquarium Co-chair
Charles Lin
Arts Chair
Michelle Sander
VP of Resources
Inventory Chair
Tim Chen
Daniel Myers
Music Chair
Bikes Chair
Adrienne Li
Plants Chair
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Vivienne Sze
Chia-hung Wu
Controller
Chris Mandy
IT Chair
Office of Information
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Web server backup
Photo sharing / photo contests
All-inclusive inventory system
SPTV shuttle tracking
Poster “barcoding”
Newsletter improvements
Overall: Day to day maintenance of systems
and effective communication within SP and
between SP and the MIT-wide community
Unified Publicity Interface
Requests from within SP and
the wider graduate community
Website
SP-Anno
SPTV
Interface
flyers
SP calendar/website
• Task tracking
• Streamlined and efficient
• Archival of all material
• Feedback on request status
• “My created requests” view • Foster communication
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Michael Eilenberg
James Lee
SPTV Co-Chair
Karthik
Balakrishnan
Publicity Chair
Wendy Iskenderian
VP of Information
SPTV Co-chair
Publicity Co-chair
Matthew Walker
Jeewoo Lim
Newsletter Chair
Photofile Chair
Biliana Kaneva
Web Co-chair
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Jonathan RaganKelley
Wen Liu
Web Chair
Kai Iamsumang
Web Co-chair
Outreach
• Turkey Drive
– 29 Turkeys to Margaret Fuller House
– 14 Turkeys to Bread and Jams Shelter
• Treat Wrapping
– Over 60 bags of treats
• GSVD
– Charles River Conservancy
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Cross-departmental Learning
Sangeeta Bhatia
“Tiny Technologies and Medicine”
Eric Grimson
“Image Guided Surgery”
K. Daron Acemoglu
“Rethinking the Wealth of Nations”
Farish Jenkins
“Fins to Limbs: The Evolutionary
Transition from Fish to Tetrapods”
Barry Rosen
“US Grand Strategy, Concensus, and Critique”
(March 20th)
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External Organizations
• Work with the GSC-HCA:
– Dental Plan
– Cost of Living
– Northwest Shuttles
• Work with the GSC-AC (and other dorms/offcampus):
– Scheduling events
– Collaborative efforts
• Work with Ashdown:
– Brunches funded for 1 calendar year (with
possibility of permanent funding)
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Collaborations
• Ashdown and SP Brunch
• SP and Chinese Student Scholars Association
Olympics and Pool Party
• SP and GSC-Orientation Committee International
Cultural Fair, Prudential Skywalk
• Ashdown, Off Campus, SP, and GSC-Activities
Committee Bowling Trip
• Ashdown, SP, GSC-Activities Committee, and
Harvard Harvard-MIT Dance Parties
• Edgerton/Ashdown lent SP dance floor
• SP lent Edgerton projector
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Ardavan Farjadpour
Yuri Loktionov
Scholarly Interactions
Housefellows Liaison
Natalija Jovanovic
Mihir Mehta
GSC Representative
External
Relations/Alumni
Nan Gu
President
Anusha Kothandaraman
Outreach
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Shirin Pillay
Theta Representative
Sidney-Pacific is the one of the premier student
groups in terms of organization and
professionalism
Division of Student Life Visiting Committee
Student Activities Financial Office Trial Program
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Sidney-Pacific Executive Council
Why run for spec?
• Make a contribution to
graduate student life and
the Sidney Pacific
community
• Satisfaction from serving
the community
• Decide what events and
initiatives occur in SP
• Gain valuable leadership experience, management and social skills
• Make Lifelong friends
• Enjoy weekly dinners with the housemasters
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